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Strategic planner’s career off to a speedy start

Maddocks is delighted to announce that Janine Speedy, Strategic Planner at Moonee Valley City Council, was awarded the Maddocks Local Government Young Planner Award for 2014.

Janine was presented with the recognition at the firm’s recent Planning & Environment Christmas Party. The annual event delivers a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the remarkable contribution made by the state’s young planners.

Each year, Maddocks grants the Local Government Young Planner Award to a candidate who demonstrates an outstanding achievement in the field of planning and environment. The recipient receives $5000 grant, with other components to be awarded from time to time at the discretion of the Maddocks planning and environment partners, such as a contribution towards further studies or attendance at an industry event.

Partner Mimi Marcus offers, ‘This year, Janine has undertaken a broad range of strategic projects. Her research skills and diligence in knowing her subject matter have proved invaluable on significant projects for Moonee Valley City Council.’

The portfolio

Janine has been involved in significant projects for Moonee Valley City Council, spanning a range of issues.

Mimi continues, ‘Her work with Essendon Airport has been particularly impressive, requiring Janine to become an expert in the legislative framework applying to airport requirements. In this regard, Janine has become the ‘go to’ person in Council for any matter relating to the airport.’

Some of the key highlights of Janine’s work with Essendon Airport over the past three years include:

  • developing the planning scheme maps and introducing height controls over a number of properties directly affected by the airport’s flight paths
  • developing the planning scheme controls (Amendment C121) and appearing with legal counsel at a Panel Hearing
  • meeting regularly with Essendon Airport and the Metropolitan Planning Authority where matters of state significance relating to the Essendon Fields/Airport West Technology Precinct were discussed.

Other projects Janine has undertaken include:

  • drafting and introducing a local policy on gaming into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • developing the Neighbourhood Character Study 2012 that was subsequently implemented into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • reviewing heritage precincts, citations and permit exemptions policy, and in particular, identifying gaps.

Continuing to grow and develop

Janine actively pursues development opportunities and participates in industry events such as:

  • leadership development
  • recruitment training
  • course on pokies assessments
  • attending the CBD and Town Centre Design and Revitalisation Conference
  • attending the Beyond the Safe City Social Innovation Forum

Stiff competition

Mimi concludes, ‘Yet again this year, we received a great number of high calibre nominations. We congratulate and acknowledge Janine’s fellow nominees on the contribution they each have made in their respective councils.’

Planning and Environment Award (Cropped)
Partner Mimi Marcus, Partner Adeline Lane, Winner Janine Speedy, Manager Strategic and Statutory Planning Moonee Valley City Council, Henry Bezuidenhout

Maddocks is delighted to announce that Janine Speedy, Strategic Planner at Moonee Valley City Council, was awarded the Maddocks Local Government Young Planner Award for 2014.

Janine was presented with the recognition at the firm’s recent Planning & Environment Christmas Party. The annual event delivers a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the remarkable contribution made by the state’s young planners.

Each year, Maddocks grants the Local Government Young Planner Award to a candidate who demonstrates an outstanding achievement in the field of planning and environment. The recipient receives $5000 grant, with other components to be awarded from time to time at the discretion of the Maddocks planning and environment partners, such as a contribution towards further studies or attendance at an industry event.

Partner Mimi Marcus offers, ‘This year, Janine has undertaken a broad range of strategic projects. Her research skills and diligence in knowing her subject matter have proved invaluable on significant projects for Moonee Valley City Council.’

The portfolio

Janine has been involved in significant projects for Moonee Valley City Council, spanning a range of issues.

Mimi continues, ‘Her work with Essendon Airport has been particularly impressive, requiring Janine to become an expert in the legislative framework applying to airport requirements. In this regard, Janine has become the ‘go to’ person in Council for any matter relating to the airport.’

Some of the key highlights of Janine’s work with Essendon Airport over the past three years include:

  • developing the planning scheme maps and introducing height controls over a number of properties directly affected by the airport’s flight paths
  • developing the planning scheme controls (Amendment C121) and appearing with legal counsel at a Panel Hearing
  • meeting regularly with Essendon Airport and the Metropolitan Planning Authority where matters of state significance relating to the Essendon Fields/Airport West Technology Precinct were discussed.

Other projects Janine has undertaken include:

  • drafting and introducing a local policy on gaming into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • developing the Neighbourhood Character Study 2012 that was subsequently implemented into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme
  • reviewing heritage precincts, citations and permit exemptions policy, and in particular, identifying gaps.

Continuing to grow and develop

Janine actively pursues development opportunities and participates in industry events such as:

  • leadership development
  • recruitment training
  • course on pokies assessments
  • attending the CBD and Town Centre Design and Revitalisation Conference
  • attending the Beyond the Safe City Social Innovation Forum

Stiff competition

Mimi concludes, ‘Yet again this year, we received a great number of high calibre nominations. We congratulate and acknowledge Janine’s fellow nominees on the contribution they each have made in their respective councils.’

Planning and Environment Award (Cropped)
Partner Mimi Marcus, Partner Adeline Lane, Winner Janine Speedy, Manager Strategic and Statutory Planning Moonee Valley City Council, Henry Bezuidenhout