Brian Elton

Founder, Elton Consulting
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Brian Elton has over 40 years of experience in urban and regional planning in the UK and Australia focusing on urban strategy, urban policy and governance and the delivery of major projects.

Brian has expertise in the areas of strategic communications and engagement, housing, social planning and is a highly regarded strategic advisor to public and private sectors organisations and to not-for-profit groups.

He has held senior executive positions in local and State Government and founded Elton Consulting in 1989.

Brian has been involved in some of Australia’s largest urban renewal, major infrastructure and city-making projects and in ground breaking urban policy reforms. He is passionate about sustainable urbanism.


Brian is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His affiliations include the International Association of Public Participation, Green Building Council of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic advice on complex planning, housing and public policy and projects
  • Design and facilitation of organisation processes involving CEOs and senior staff
  • Direction and facilitation of sensitive community consultation processes