Professional Team

Peter Barber is the managing Director of Urban Edge Consultants and applies a hands-on approach to all projects. The professional team is comprised of three other qualified town planners. A summary of their skills is as follows:

   Peter Barber - Director

Peter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) and a Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (RMIT). With significant experience in the planning consultancy field, Peter has an extensive background in providing specialist skills in statutory and strategic planning to a wide range of private and public sector clients. Peter has developed strong skills in co-ordinating the statutory approvals processes for small, medium and large scale projects and has a close working relationship with planning officers at local government level throughout Melbourne. Peter regularly appears at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an expert witness and as an advocate.



Sébastien Delamare - Urban Planner

Sébastien joined Urban Edge Consultants in 2016 and has acquired valuable experience working on residential, commercial, institutional, and hospitality projects across Melbourne. Sébastien has substantial Australian and international town planning experience and holds a Bachelor of Geography and a Master of Urban Planning completed at Paris 1 Sorbonne University, France and Utrecht University, Netherlands. He has worked in both the public and private town planning sectors. Sébastien has worked on a broad range of projects in Melbourne, Adelaide and Paris and is experienced in navigating the complex institutional and policy framework within the Victorian planning system. Sébastien regularly appears before VCAT as an advocate.


Hamish Balzan - Graduate Planner
 

Hamish holds a Masters degreer in Urban Planning and Environment and a Bachalor of Social Sciences (Environments) from RMIT. Hamish has been taken on as a graduate planner after a succesful period as student planner, in which he was able to develop his planning and professional knwoledge and skills. Hamish posses exceptional interpersonal skills and combines this with a strong planning knowledge base. During his time as a student planner Hamish was able to demonstrate excellent initiative to postivley contribute to the administraiotn side of the office, in addition to his managment of planning matters. 
 




Richard Gillespie-Jones - Urban Planner
 

Richard holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Planning (Hons) at RMIT University. He has extensive experience working in local government in regional Victoria and throughout metropolitan Melbourne. Richard joined Urban Edge Consultants in 2017 and has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial and rural developments and he has solid experience successfully co-ordinating planning approvals on a diverse range of projects. Richard also gained experience advocating on behalf of clients at VCAT. Richard is an enthusiastic team player and is committed to achieving positive outcomes for all stakeholders.