Meet our Land Redevelopment Committee members

Armadale Land Redevelopment Committee

Ms Dale Page, Chair

Ms Page is a member of the MRA and LandCorp Boards and Chairperson of the Armadale and Subiaco Land Redevelopment Committees.

As Director of Planning and Community Development at the City of Joondalup, a position she has held since 2010, Ms Page has considerable experience in delivering land development projects throughout Western Australia. Ms Page is currently responsible for statutory and strategic urban planning, building approvals, environmental health, planning and building compliance and community development activities with the City of Joondalup.

Ms Karen Hyde, Deputy Chair

A Senior Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett, Ms Hyde has 30 years of diverse experience in urban and regional planning at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Western Australia. Karen has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of major urban regeneration projects. Ms Hyde’s Western Australian public service appointments have included Senior Projects Officer, Office of Minister of Planning and Heritage, Special advisor to CEO, Department of Planning and Urban Development, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Planning and Manager Planning and Development, Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Ms Hyde is currently a Presiding Board Member for the Development Assessment Panel (NW Metro) and was previously a Secretariat for the Planning Officials Group of Australia. Ms Hyde is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr James Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is currently Chief Operating Officer at Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation. Mr Hewitt has previously worked for Tourism WA in planning, development and investment management roles, and RAC WA, where he established a new tourist accommodation business for the RAC. Mr Hewitt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree Urban and Regional Planning and Bsc. Honors Geography and board experience as a Member of the Kimberley Regional Planning Committee and a Member of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council.

W. Professor Geoffrey London

Professor Geoffrey London is the Winthrop Professor of Architecture and the Interim Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia. Prof. London is also the Government Architect in Victoria, having previously been the Government Architect in Western Australia, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof. London has been involved in advising the State Governments of Western Australia and Victoria on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues such as design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, established design review processes and panels for both State Governments across a variety of projects, and has advised local authorities in both States about processes that will enable better outcomes for buildings and spaces.

Cr Ruth Butterfield

Cr Ruth Butterfield is currently serving as Deputy Mayor of the City of Armadale and has been a Councillor for the past 13 years, including six years as Deputy Mayor. Cr Butterfield is also Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia, Perth Committee Inc.

Central Perth Redevelopment Committee

Ms Jane Bennett, Chair

Ms Bennett is a member of the MRA and LandCorp Boards and Chairperson of the Central Perth Land Redevelopment Committee.

With extensive experience as a practising town planner in local government and private practice, she has been instrumental in the planning and delivery of major residential, commercial and industrial projects in Western Australia, as well as major government and institutional projects. Ms Bennett is a strong advocate for, and actively involved in the planning reform agenda. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, a Masters in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Bennett was made a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia in 2015 for her contribution to planning.

Ms Karen Hyde, Deputy Chair

A Senior Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett, Ms Hyde has 30 years of diverse experience in urban and regional planning at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Western Australia. Karen has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of major urban regeneration projects. Ms Hyde’s Western Australian public service appointments have included Senior Projects Officer, Office of Minister of Planning and Heritage, Special advisor to CEO, Department of Planning and Urban Development, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Planning and Manager Planning and Development, Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Ms Hyde is currently a Presiding Board Member for the Development Assessment Panel (NW Metro) and was previously a Secretariat for the Planning Officials Group of Australia. Ms Hyde is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr James Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is currently Chief Operating Officer at Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation. Mr Hewitt has previously worked for Tourism WA in planning, development and investment management roles, and RAC WA, where he established a new tourist accommodation business for the RAC. Mr Hewitt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree Urban and Regional Planning and Bsc. Honors Geography and board experience as a Member of the Kimberley Regional Planning Committee and a Member of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council.

W. Professor Geoffrey London

Professor Geoffrey London is the Winthrop Professor of Architecture and the Interim Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia. Prof. London is also the Government Architect in Victoria, having previously been the Government Architect in Western Australia, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof. London has been involved in advising the State Governments of Western Australia and Victoria on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues such as design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, established design review processes and panels for both State Governments across a variety of projects, and has advised local authorities in both States about processes that will enable better outcomes for buildings and spaces.

Midland Land Redevelopment Committee

Ms Kylee Schoonens, Chair

Ms Schoonens is a member of the MRA and LandCorp Boards and Chairperson of the Midland and Scarborough Land Redevelopment Committees. As an experienced architect, Ms Schoonens has led the design and delivery of many aged care, multi-residential, retirement and community projects across Western Australia.

She was the recipient of the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects WA Emerging Architect Award and the 2014 40under40 Award for her work within the architectural profession.

 Ms Schoonens is also a Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider and a Residential Committee member for the Property Council of Australia (WA Division). She previously held roles as a Division Councillor for the Property Council and a Chapter Councillor for the Australian Institute of Architects. Ms Schoonens is a Director of the Fratelle Group and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Karen Hyde, Deputy Chair

A Senior Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett, Ms Hyde has 30 years of diverse experience in urban and regional planning at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Western Australia. Karen has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of major urban regeneration projects. Ms Hyde’s Western Australian public service appointments have included Senior Projects Officer, Office of Minister of Planning and Heritage, Special advisor to CEO, Department of Planning and Urban Development, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Planning and Manager Planning and Development, Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Ms Hyde is currently a Presiding Board Member for the Development Assessment Panel (NW Metro) and was previously a Secretariat for the Planning Officials Group of Australia. Ms Hyde is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr James Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is currently Chief Operating Officer at Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation. Mr Hewitt has previously worked for Tourism WA in planning, development and investment management roles, and RAC WA, where he established a new tourist accommodation business for the RAC. Mr Hewitt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree Urban and Regional Planning and Bsc. Honors Geography and board experience as a Member of the Kimberley Regional Planning Committee and a Member of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council.

W. Professor Geoffrey London

Professor Geoffrey London is the Winthrop Professor of Architecture and the Interim Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia. Prof. London is also the Government Architect in Victoria, having previously been the Government Architect in Western Australia, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof. London has been involved in advising the State Governments of Western Australia and Victoria on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues such as design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, established design review processes and panels for both State Governments across a variety of projects, and has advised local authorities in both States about processes that will enable better outcomes for buildings and spaces.

Cr Charlie Zannino

Cr Zannino is currently a Councillor for the Swan Valley/Gidgegannup Ward at the City of Swan, with over 24 years’ experience including nine years as Mayor and two as Shire President. He has extensive planning experience in both Local and State Government sectors including relevant roles as past member of the Midland Redevelopment Authority, the Joint Development Assessment Panels and the East Metropolitan Regional Council. Cr Zannino is also the current Chairperson of the State Government’s Swan Valley Planning Committee. As a small business owner, Cr Zannino has also operated a grape growing vineyard and small family winery for over 40 years in the Swan Valley.

Subiaco Land Redevelopment Committee

Ms Dale Page, Chair

Ms Page is a member of the MRA and LandCorp Boards and Chairperson of the Armadale and Subiaco Land Redevelopment Committees.

As Director of Planning and Community Development at the City of Joondalup, a position she has held since 2010, Ms Page has considerable experience in delivering land development projects throughout Western Australia. Ms Page is currently responsible for statutory and strategic urban planning, building approvals, environmental health, planning and building compliance and community development activities with the City of Joondalup.

Ms Karen Hyde, Deputy Chair

A Senior Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett, Ms Hyde has 30 years of diverse experience in urban and regional planning at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Western Australia. Karen has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of major urban regeneration projects. Ms Hyde’s Western Australian public service appointments have included Senior Projects Officer, Office of Minister of Planning and Heritage, Special advisor to CEO, Department of Planning and Urban Development, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Planning and Manager Planning and Development, Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Ms Hyde is currently a Presiding Board Member for the Development Assessment Panel (NW Metro) and was previously a Secretariat for the Planning Officials Group of Australia. Ms Hyde is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr James Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is currently Chief Operating Officer at Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation. Mr Hewitt has previously worked for Tourism WA in planning, development and investment management roles, and RAC WA, where he established a new tourist accommodation business for the RAC. Mr Hewitt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree Urban and Regional Planning and Bsc. Honors Geography and board experience as a Member of the Kimberley Regional Planning Committee and a Member of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council.

W. Professor Geoffrey London

Professor Geoffrey London is the Winthrop Professor of Architecture and the Interim Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia. Prof. London is also the Government Architect in Victoria, having previously been the Government Architect in Western Australia, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof. London has been involved in advising the State Governments of Western Australia and Victoria on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues such as design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, established design review processes and panels for both State Governments across a variety of projects, and has advised local authorities in both States about processes that will enable better outcomes for buildings and spaces.

Cr Murray Rowe

Cr Murray Rowe has been a City of Subiaco Councillor since 2005 and is a self-employed pharmacist currently working at Friendlies Subiaco. Cr Rowe held the position of Deputy Mayor of the City of Subiaco for a two year term and has significant experience in local government as well as having a strong exposure to the planning process. He is the Council representative dealing with SAT and West Joint Development Assessment Panels approvals. Cr Rowe is the previous Chair and current member of the City of Subiaco Development Services Committee, Corporate, Community and Technical Services Committee. Cr Rowe is also the Deputy Member of the Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils and has been has actively been engaged in the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA). Cr Rowe has held the position of past Chair and member of the Economic Business and Sustainability Committee and is the past member of the City of Subiaco CEO employment and review committee. 

Scarborough Land Redevelopment Committee

Ms Kylee Schoonens, Chair

Ms Schoonens is a member of the MRA and LandCorp Boards and Chairperson of the Midland and Scarborough Land Redevelopment Committees. As an experienced architect, Ms Schoonens has led the design and delivery of many aged care, multi-residential, retirement and community projects across Western Australia.

She was the recipient of the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects WA Emerging Architect Award and the 2014 40under40 Award for her work within the architectural profession.

 Ms Schoonens is also a Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider and a Residential Committee member for the Property Council of Australia (WA Division). She previously held roles as a Division Councillor for the Property Council and a Chapter Councillor for the Australian Institute of Architects. Ms Schoonens is a Director of the Fratelle Group and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Karen Hyde, Deputy Chair

A Senior Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett, Ms Hyde has 30 years of diverse experience in urban and regional planning at a senior level in both the public and private sectors in the UK and Western Australia. Karen has particular expertise in the planning and implementation of major urban regeneration projects. Ms Hyde’s Western Australian public service appointments have included Senior Projects Officer, Office of Minister of Planning and Heritage, Special advisor to CEO, Department of Planning and Urban Development, Principal Policy Officer, Department of Planning and Manager Planning and Development, Subiaco Redevelopment Authority. Ms Hyde is currently a Presiding Board Member for the Development Assessment Panel (NW Metro) and was previously a Secretariat for the Planning Officials Group of Australia. Ms Hyde is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) and the Planning Institute of Australia.

Mr James Hewitt

Mr Hewitt is currently Chief Operating Officer at Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Australia’s largest private owner of land for conservation. Mr Hewitt has previously worked for Tourism WA in planning, development and investment management roles, and RAC WA, where he established a new tourist accommodation business for the RAC. Mr Hewitt’s qualifications include a Master’s Degree Urban and Regional Planning and Bsc. Honors Geography and board experience as a Member of the Kimberley Regional Planning Committee and a Member of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council.

W. Professor Geoffrey London

Professor Geoffrey London is the Winthrop Professor of Architecture and the Interim Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at The University of Western Australia. Prof. London is also the Government Architect in Victoria, having previously been the Government Architect in Western Australia, and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof. London has been involved in advising the State Governments of Western Australia and Victoria on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues such as design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, established design review processes and panels for both State Governments across a variety of projects, and has advised local authorities in both States about processes that will enable better outcomes for buildings and spaces.

Cr Bianca Sandri

Cr Sandri is a Councillor for the City of Stirling. She has extensive experience in urban planning and has held a number of senior positions within Local Government, and now owns a micro consultancy business in Urban Planning.  She looks forward to representing the views of the City of Stirling constituents on the LRC.

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