8 May 2012
Emerging Tasmanian talent has been acknowledged at the 2012
National Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Awards for Planning
Excellence, held in Adelaide on Tuesday.
Planner Angela Forrest from one of
the world’s leading engineering, architecture and environmental
company’s, GHD, was presented with the Outstanding Achievement by a
Young Planner Award at the event.
The Outstanding Achievement by a Young Planner
Award recognises leadership, outstanding work, achievement and a
significant contribution to the planning profession.
Dubbed ‘the Logies of the planning profession’
Angela said she was extremely proud to receive the national
acknowledgement from PIA.
“Planning is a great passion of mine and I
feel honoured that my work has been recognised by my peers.”
Since joining GHD in 2008, Angela has worked
extensively with local and state government, and private
developers; gaining high level experience with the myriad of
planning schemes operating in Tasmania.
“Since graduation, I have developed an
independent perspective of local planning in Tasmania - identifying
and recognising the benefits and disadvantages of different
approaches across each scheme.”
Angela has been instrumental in providing
in-house professional planning services to local planning
authorities, including the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority and
She has also contributed significantly to
large scale private client projects, such as Parliament Square, the
Devonport Regional Homemaker Centre, and Prince’s Wharf Shed No. 1
“I couldn’t have achieved this considerable
award without the support of my talented and experienced team
members, who have provided me with the opportunity to develop my
Angela’s broad understanding and keen interest
of Tasmanian planning systems will help to positively shape the
“I have a strong appreciation for the role
that the planning system plays in the future prosperity of
Above: Angela's acceptance speech
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