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Key People

  • Andrew Biacsi, Director

    B. App. Sci (Planning), Grad Dip. URP, MPIA

    Andrew has more than 35 years of experience in local government and private practice and has been with Contour since 1991. Andrew manages complex commercial and other major property development projects for the firm. He regularly provides expert evidence at panel hearings and at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. His work includes project coordination, site assessment advice, negotiation of disputes and expert witness representation.

    contact: ab@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Andrew Biacsi, Director, Contour
  • Andrew Rodda, Director

    B. App. Sci (Planning)

    Andrew has been a town planner since 1980, including as a consultant for over 20 years following a period of 10 years in local government. He has a diverse field of expertise, including advising on development approval strategies, negotiating outcomes with state and local planning agencies, providing expert evidence at VCAT and planning panel hearings and as a presenter at professional development forums and facilitator of multi discipline team workshops for large complex projects. A Director of Contour since 1995, Andrew has provided advice and assistance to clients in relation to coastal based projects, industrial/business park projects, State significant mixed use redevelopment sites, waste infrastructure facilities and purpose designed manufacturing facilities in metropolitan and regional locations.

    contact: ar@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Andrew Rodda, Director, Contour
  • Robert Kelderman, Director

    B. App. Sci (Planning), Grad. Dip. URP, MPIA

    Robert has been in private practice for over 25 years, having previously worked in local government in the mid to late 1980’s. He joined Contour in 1997 and has been a Director of the firm since 1999. Robert has extensive experience in providing town planning and land use and development potential advice to clients, managing a wide variety of major development proposals through the planning approval process, and undertaking and managing strategic planning projects. He also appears regularly at panel and tribunal hearings as an expert witness.

    contact: rkelderman@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Robert Kelderman, Director, Contour
  • Shayne Linke, Director

    B. App. Sci (Planning), MVEPLA

    Shayne brings more than 25 years of both local government and private sector planning knowledge to the table when assisting and providing advice to clients. His planning experience covers most aspects of the profession with specialist skills in complex residential subdivisions and higher density developments, extractive industry, private and public institutional uses and liquor licensing matters. Shayne has been preparing and presenting expert planning evidence at tribunal and planning hearings for over 15 years and has a proven track record of being able to strategise and negotiate positive outcomes for clients.

    contact: slinke@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Shayne Linke, Director, Contour
  • Vaughan Connor, Director

    BTP, MPIA

    Vaughan has been practising as a town planner since 1989, including as a consultant in Melbourne since 1996 and with Contour since 1999. He provides professional advice and manages a diverse range of major urban infill and retail projects for a variety of clients and appears as an expert witness at tribunal and panel hearings.

    contact: vconnor@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Vaughan Connor, Director, Contour
  • Marco Negri, Director

    B. App. Sci (Planning), Grad. Dip. (Planning & Design), MPIA

    Marco has practiced as a Town Planner since 1986 having worked for 15 years in local government and in senior managerial roles before joining Contour in 2002. Marco advises clients on a variety of projects. He provides expert skills in statutory and strategic planning, project coordination and negotiation and regularly appears before VCAT and Planning Panels Victoria as an expert witness.

    contact: mnegri@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Marco Negri, Director, Contour
  • Melinda Catlow, Director

    BTRP

    Melinda graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1986 and worked in local government in both statutory and strategic planning before joining Contour in 1995. Melinda has extensive consulting experience in a diverse range of projects. Melinda’s skills include project co-ordination, strategic and master planning and negotiation. Melinda provides professional advice and manages complex projects for some of the firm’s major clients.

    contact: mcatlow@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Melinda Catlow, Director, Contour
  • John Haysey, Director

    BUPD, VPELA

    John has practiced as a consultant town planner in both Melbourne and Sydney since graduating from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development. John joined Contour in 2004 and provides advice and manages major development proposals through the planning approval process for some of the firm’s major clients. He also provides expert evidence at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and at panel hearings. John became a Director of the firm in July 2016.

    contact: jhaysey@contour.net.au

    Portrait of John Haysey, Director, Contour
  • Tim McBride-Burgess, Director

    B.App.Sci (Planning), B.Soc.Sci (Environment), VPELA

    Tim has been practicing as a town planner since 2003 and joined Contour in 2008. Tim provides strategic advice to clients and has particular expertise in managing major development approvals for residential, commercial and institutional projects. His experience in local government and private practice in both Victoria and the UK ensures he has a balanced understanding of all elements of the planning process. Tim regularly appears at panel hearings and as an expert witness at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

    contact: tburgess@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Tim McBride-Burgess, Director, Contour
  • Lisa Stubbs, Director

    BUPD (Hons), VPELA

    Lisa joined Contour in 2003 and has a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. Lisa has a keen interest in statutory planning processes and has experience in a range of commercial, industrial, retail and institutional projects in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Lisa is also a Board Member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.

    contact: lstubbs@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Lisa Stubbs, Director, Contour
  • Nerelie Pugh, Senior Associate

    B. App. Sci (Planning)

    Nerelie joined Contour in 2000 having worked within both local government and private practice since 1995. Nerelie has a thorough knowledge of the planning approvals process and provides experience and expertise in managing large planning projects and the preparation of expert evidence.

    contact: npugh@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Nerelie Pugh, Senior Associate, Contour
  • Simon Gilbertson, Senior Associate

    BUPD, VPELA

    Simon joined Contour in 2013 following five years practicing in the private sector in Victoria. Simon provides strategic advice from acquisition to approval and manages significant development proposals through the approvals process for major clients of the firm. Simon is also a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association and was the recipient of the Young Professional award in 2014.

    contact: sgilbertson@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Simon Gilbertson, Senior Associate, Contour
  • Angela Ash, Associate

    B. App Sci (Planning)

    Angela joined Contour in 2011 having commenced working as a consultant planner in 2008. Angela provides strategic advice to clients and manages development projects including residential, mixed use, retail and commercial developments across wider metropolitan Melbourne. She also regularly assists in the preparation of independent expert evidence statements for matters before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Planning Panels Victoria.

    contact: aash@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Angela Ash, Associate, Contour
  • Patrick Brennan, Associate

    B. App Sci (Planning)

    Patrick has been practicing as a town planner since 2005 and has experience in the public sector and private consulting in Australia and the UK. Patrick provides strategic advice to clients and manages complex development projects including residential, mixed use, retail and commercial developments across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. He also assists in the preparation of independent expert evidence statements for matters before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

    contact: pbrennan@contour.net.au

    Portrait of Patrick Brennan, Associate, Contour