Amanda Wetzel is a qualified urban and regional planner (MSc – Heriot Watt, Edinburgh) and engagement professional (IAP2). She has over 10 years’ experience working in State and Local Government in Australia and as a private consultant in Europe and the Middle East. Specialising in strategic land use development and policy formulation, Amanda a demonstrated track-record in stakeholder and community engagement.
Amanda is a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia and a former Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK, 2010-2013). She has been a member of the Property Council of Australia’s Hunter Chapter Committee since 2017, and currently leads the chapter’s Planning Subcommittee. She is also a member of Newcastle Affordable Living Working Party.
Amanda has expertise in concept planning, urban design and preparing and implementing long-term planning and development initiatives. Her project experience ranges from National-level policy to Main Street masterplans, for public and private clients. She is highly-regarded for her effective communication and engagement skills, providing a basis for establishing a common understanding and vision for change supported by tangible actions.