I am a sustainability practitioner based in Fremantle, Western Australia. I have a degree in Sustainable Development with honours, and a broad experience and knowledge base gained over ten years working in both public and private sectors, studying at Murdoch University and travelling all over the world. I bring my vision for a sustainable and liveable community into every contract I undertake.
Experience has shown me that developing good rapport with my clients and colleagues is essential for gaining a strong understanding of project objectives and facilitates quick completion. Contact me here and we can meet over coffee to discuss your project.
What I can do
Sustainable transport plans
Sustainable transport plans (or Travel Plans) are used by employers, site managers or local governments to manage travel generated by their site with the intention of reducing car trips and improving the functionality of the workplace and liveability of the community. This is can be achieved by supporting the increased uptake of travel alternatives like public transport, cycling, walking and carpooling by utilising behaviour change and infrastructure renewal strategies.
I developed Travel Plans for four hospitals in Perth. These were commissioned as a response to parking pressures and their institutional requirements under the State Sustainability Strategy. The plans focused on behaviour change campaigns to educate staff about their transport options to and from the workplace, with smaller infrastructure changes to support this process.
I am able to coordinate and prepare travel plans for any organisation or local government area, utilising my experience with hospitals in Perth, my educational background in sustainable urban design principles, and varied work history.
I have a first class honours degree in Sustainable Development and utilised information from a variety of fields (sustainability, anthropology, ethnobotany, philosophy) for my thesis. Other research I have undertaken includes
- integration of water sensitive urban design in the planning process for Department of Water;
- sustainable transport options and needs for staff at major Perth hospitals for Department of Health;
- local history research for interpretive signage in City of Fremantle;
- a land use survey of Fremantle’s historic West End;
- disability services and crime prevention at Town of Cottesloe;
- strategic facilitation for the Blackwood River Foundation; and
- assisting with laboratory trials in dieback research at Murdoch University.
My research skills are adaptable and transferable to new projects and I look forward to expanding my knowledge base and sharing the results with my clients.
Conceptualisation and Visioning
Sustainability is a broad and forward thinking discipline to be involved in. With this background, my wide range of work experience and extensive overseas travel I am well placed to assist your organisation through the conceptualisation process to begin the journey towards realising your sustainability vision, whether for your workplace or the broader community. I can do this through one-on-one meetings with staff, community engagement projects, surveys and facilitation of open-space dialogue.
I can coordinate sustainability related projects using my network of sustainable development professionals in the fields of
- sustainable urban design;
- landscape architecture;
- community engagement, art and education;
- environmental restoration;
- conservation biology; and
- permaculture and community gardens.
Throughout the process I can facilitate workshops between clients, community members and practitioners to achieve the best and most sustainable outcome for all stakeholders.
I am currently managing the Djiridji Project with Cultural Corridors, Inc., a Fremantle-based organisation governed by a circle of Elders from the Noongar community of Western Australia. Cultural Corridors aims to bridge the gap between the Noongar community and mainstream society and institutions, providing experiences, support and training for young people. Djiridji is the ethnobotanical arm of the organisation, focusing on wealth creation for the Noongar community through indigenous plant knowledge. More details of this work will be up soon.