Purpose of the Development Engineering Panel

To assist in the delivery of the Annual Development Engineering Forum and potentially assist in the area of stormwater, Water Sensitive Urban Design, open spaces as well as Development Engineering.

Objectives of the Development Engineering Panel

  • Promote what DVEs do and their importance to LGNSW and Councils
  • Assist with communicating the importance of DVE in the assessment of DAs and subsequent
    gifting of asset to Councils
  • Contribute and ensure DVE is included in any cadetship programmes and career pathways
  • Contribute to DVEs in the refinement of Council’s specifications (in particular AUS-SPEC #1) and
  • Contribute to the IPWEA NSW Development Engineering forums by providing key industry topics
    and speakers
  • Communicate and promote DVE in IPWEA NSW events/conferences and professional
    development opportunities and innovation.

Members of the Development Engineering Panel

Will Barton - Canterbury Bankstown Council (Chair)
Craig Hopfe - The Hills Shire Council
Musarrat Khan - Dubbo Regional Council
Geoff Fowler OAM - Subject Matter Consultant
Keith Davies - Subject Matter Consultant
Giuseppe Rizzo - Griffith City Council
Jack Bond -  Murray River Council
Francine Binns - IPWEA NSW and ACT