Mark Schofield is a qualified town planner with 20 years’ experience in State and Local Government, with expertise in strategic and statutory planning.
He delivered the Development Assessment Best Practice Guide for Councils and Your Guide to the Development Application process, for the Premiers’ Priority Faster Housing Approval program. He has extensive experience in the assessment of local and state significant projects and knowledge of urban and regional planning issues. He led a Statewide engagement program that bought together State and local authorities to share knowledge and ideas on how to improve statutory processes.
Mark led development of the reforms to integrated development, concurrences and referrals, that were implemented in the 2017 amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). The project involved critical examination of the interaction between the EP&A Act and other State environmental legislation, and development of a web based digital system to better enable interactions between stakeholders