Shelley Shepherd is the principal environmental planner at Urbaqua. Shelley has significant experience in environmental planning, gained from working within State and Local Government and the private sector. She is a strong advocate for the ability of the land use planning system to deliver innovative development outcomes and liveable communities which respond to environmental and climatic conditions.
Shelley has been working with Government at many levels to raise awareness of how to better integrate environmental issues into planning, and she was the lead consultant in the development and publication of Better Urban Water Management (WAPC 2008). Shelley is the Program Manager of New WAter Ways which is Western Australia’s capacity building organisation for water sensitive urban design. Shelley has access to a substantial network of experts, regulators and industry, which will provide a valuable asset to the delivery of this project.
Shelley is well known for her ability to capture issues of importance and negotiate outcomes across a broad stakeholder group. She is an experienced facilitator and is able to communicate effectively with a wide range of parties including all levels of government and industry.
Shelley Shepherd was also nominated as a finalist for the 2014 WA Water Professional of the year award.
Experience practicing in:
- Water Sensitive Urban Design
- Bushfire Assessment and Management
- Environmental Land use planning
- Strategic land use planning
- Environmental policy development
- Natural resource management
- Sustainability and planning
- Greenhouse gas abatement in transport and land use sectors
- Native remnant vegetation protection
- Community liaison and consultation
- Group facilitation
- Report writing, compilation and editing