Nikki has achieved broad recognition for her planning expertise and her advocacy for good planning. Nikki is a passionate public voice for planning in regional communities through her regular appearances on ABC Radio and her columns in Tropic Magazine, reaching a combined audience each month of over 400,000 people. In addition, Nikki mentors young regional planners and lectures at James Cook University. Nikki is the former Manager of Planning of both Cairns and Douglas Councils, and is a Registered planner, Fellow of PIA and Queensland’s inaugural 2018 QLD Woman in Planning Award and is a member of the QLD Regional Community Forum; and the Centre for International Trade and Business. Most recently, Nikki was named QLD Planner of the Year by the Planning Institute of Australia.
With a background in tourism planning and business development, Susie specialises in mentoring business to improve their systems and processes.
Specialises is development assessment, sustainable planning and remote communities.
Jesse is a member of the Knowledge Network Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods