John is a Principal Town Planner and Associate with Bennett + Bennett. John has worked extensively as a planning consultant and also with local government. He predominantly works in the development sector of planning and has a strong statutory planning background. He has a wealth of experience in development projects, and is passionate about achieving great planning outcomes. John regularly presents at industry conferences and seminars, and is an active member of the Planning Institute of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia, and is currently a member of the UDIA Queensland Seniors Living and Residential Care Committee. John’s topic also personally resonates as his parents have faced many of the challenges that he is presenting today.