Claire Middleton

Claire is an urban planner with significant experience working within the ACT statutory planning system, having worked in Canberra for over 30 years in both the private and government sectors.

Claire joined the team from ACT Planners. Prior roles include 10 years working for the National Capital Authority which gives her a unique insight into the development process for strategic and statutory planning.

Claire’s extensive experience in the ACT means she has a strong understanding of the complexities surrounding the dual planning framework and leasehold system.

Having undertaken numerous consultations with communities and within Governments, for a wide range of complex, diverse and often contentious projects, Claire is experienced in a wide range of areas including planning studies, master plans and environmental assessments for projects within the ACT and NSW (commercial developments, urban renewal sites, multi-storey mixed use developments, residential developments, industrial complexes, retail centres, recreational facilities, community/health facilities and site selections/route planning for major services infrastructure).

Claire holds a Bachelor of Town Planning from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Planning from the University of Technology Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Population Heath & Epidemiology from the Australian National University. Claire is also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Areas of expertise:

  • Development facilitation and advice
  • Strategic and statutory planning
  • Master planning and urban design
  • Expert witness statements
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultations
  • Advocacy planning and mediation
  • Project management of multidisciplinary planning studies
  • Environmental planning