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Community Participation & Sustainability Advisory Committee

The objective of the Community Participation & Sustainability Advisory Committee is to:

  • Meet the requirements set out in Section 244 of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 (the Act).
  • Advocate in the interest of community participation relating to the implementation of the Act as referred to it by the Minister.
  • Provide advice from an ecological sustainability and liveability perspective in relation to the implementation of the Act as referred to it by the Minister.
  • Act as a conduit for information and assist in the facilitation of engagement activities between community and sustainability advocacy groups, relevant industry professionals and the DPTI Planning Reform Project team through the implementation process.

Download the Terms of Reference. (PDF, 376 KB)


The Community Participation & Sustainability Advisory Committee shall meet at least four times in a calendar year. The meeting dates are listed in the Agendas and Minutes section below:

Date HeldAgendaMinutes
17 July 2017 Agenda (PDF, 226 KB)Minutes (PDF, 258 KB)
21 August 2017 (special meeting) Agenda (PDF, 226 KB)Minutes (PDF, 240 KB)
17 October 2017 Agenda (PDF, 123 KB)Minutes (PDF, 70 KB)
Date HeldAgendaMinutes
Date HeldAgendaMinutes
21 January 2019   
15 April 2019   
Date HeldAgenda Minutes


The Community Participation & Sustainability Advisory Committee comprises representatives from community and sustainability advocacy groups and relevant industry professionals, including a Chair independently appointed by the Minister. Executive Officer support is provided by Ms Anita Allen, Manager, Planning Reform, DPTI. All members are appointed for a term ending on 30 June 2019.

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Ms Anne Sharp


July 2017 - June 2019


Anne is a Senior Research Scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science at the University of South Australia. She heads the Sustainable Marketing research of the Institute and has a particular interest in evaluating government interventions encouraging behaviour change for improved environmental outcomes. Dr Sharp has also won awards for her research work in community engagement and published over 50 refereed articles. She has served on numerous boards including the Adelaide Park Lands Authority and is a current Board member of Green Industries SA.

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Mr Luke Farr


July 2017 - June 2019


Luke is the Manager – Advocacy at the Green Building Council of Australia. Luke engages with state and local governments to promote and communicate the uptake of sustainability in our built environment and communities.

Luke has previously worked within a number of Australian Government bodies and brings this experience to the built environment and sustainable community sector. Luke holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Wollongong and certification from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

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Mr Phil Donaldson


July 2017 - June 2019


Phil is the Founding Director of Sustain SA, and Co- founder of Adelaide Design Link, and the Australian Living Lab Innovation Network. He is also the immediate past president of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies SA and former Director of Sustainability at Renewal SA. Phil has worked with leading urban research institutions on water sensitive cities and low carbon living, and as such believes in evidence based approaches to design our future. Equally he believes that to improve the quality of the environment and the lives of our people, it is critical to engage with our communities whilst implementing such approaches. Phil is a Green Star accredited professional and assessor for Green Star communities for the Green Building Council of Australia and has completed the infrastructure sustainability accredited professional course for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. He has worked on 3 of South Australia’s leading sustainable developments in Lochiel Park, Bowden and Tonsley and is currently involved as the lead consultant in the National Energy Efficiency Building Project's Phase 3 deep dive assessment project. He has a Masters in Environmental Management.

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Mr Warwick Keates


July 2017 - June 2019


Warwick Keates is a landscape architect and urban designer with over twenty five years experience in private practice, academia and government. During this time, he has developed a diverse range of skills, working on awarded projects in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Australia.  This experience has provided Warwick with a detailed understanding of the complex requirements associated with landscape and urban projects as well as the need for sensitive, high-quality design solutions.

Warwick is a Director of WAX Design and has worked in all aspects of the profession, including master plans for urban and civic spaces, placemaking programmes and open space strategies, as well as design for numerous parks and playspaces. His ability to actively listen and closely collaborate with clients, other professionals and the community, provides Warwick with a complete understanding of landscape and urban design, with respect to the creation of exceptional places that meet the needs of end users.

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Ms Nicole Halsey


July 2017 - June 2019


Nicole is a Director of URPS, an Adelaide and Melbourne based urban and regional planning firm, and has specialities in climate change adaptation, natural resources management planning, and innovative community engagement practice.

She is committed to engagement processes which are innovative, inform the direction of projects in a meaningful way and ensure that all voices are heard. This is reflected in Nicole’s experience designing and implementing creative engagement tools that enable children and young people to be active participants in decision making processes. In 2012 she was named South Australian and National Planner of the Year based on her work in these fields.

Nicole has been a member of the Premier’s Climate Change Council since 2011, and has recently been reappointed for a third term.

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Ms Sarah Hill


July 2017 - June 2019


Sarah has been working with communities in Adelaide and the UK for the past eight years as a communication and engagement advisor in both the private and state government sector. Before joining AECOM in the United Kingdom in December 2012, Sarah spent two years working as a Senior Engagement and Community Relations Advisor on infrastructure projects for the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Prior to moving into the planning discipline Sarah worked as a Health Promotion Project Officer at SA Health, which gave her the appreciation for the social and demographic complexities of each community. Sarah sees herself as a young professional - ready to bring a fresh, international perspective to community participation in planning decisions.

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Mr David Homburg


July 2017 - June 2019


David is a Principal at design practice HASSELL and a past President of the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. With over 20 years’ experience in architecture and urban design, he is well versed in collaborative project engagement and delivery.

He is involved in several socially focused initiatives including the Social Capital Advisory Board and Capital Asset - a new model for affordable housing. He also regularly contributes to the public conversation on cities, cycling and design thinking through the media.

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Ms Emily Jenke


July 2017 - June 2019


Emily owns and runs democracyCo - a South Australian business which specialises in deliberative democracy. democracyCo work with governments, NGO's and businesses to support them to better include everyday people in decision making processes. democracyCo have recently supported the State Planning Commission to draft the Community Engagement Charter using a deliberative panel. Emily is a trained facilitator and community engagement specialist. Emily is the current Presiding Member of the SA Native Vegetation Council and has a long history of involvement with the NRM sector, in the SA Murray Darling NRM Board region. Emily and her husband Paul own and run a boutique olive grove near Strathalbyn called Talinga Grove.

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Mr Thomas Matthews


July 2017 - June 2019


Tom’s career began in the photographic industry in Adelaide where he worked in a number of management positions. The next phase of Tom’s career saw him working on the training and development of retail staff. The third phase of Tom’s career saw him working with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory for a number of years in interesting positions. Tom is now President of the Community Alliance SA, a community organisation that represents Residents Associations.

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Ms Tuesday Udell


July 2017 - June 2019


Tuesday is a champion of social planning principles and works to put health in planning by supporting the creation of healthier built environments and working with both community and professionals. Tuesday’s background in public health, health promotion, policy and advocacy, active living and nutrition have put her in a prime position to observe problems and derive practical solutions from a non-planning perspective. Tuesday has been with the Heart Foundation for 11 years, and is their Senior Policy Advisor.

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