Tasmania's got talent!

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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 Kingborough Council.

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 Redevelopment.   

“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 skills.”

Angela’s broad understanding and keen interest of Tasmanian planning systems will help to positively shape the State’s future.

“I have a strong appreciation for the role that the planning system plays in the future prosperity of Tasmania.”

Above: Angela's acceptance speech

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