Our People

Our team is passionate about simplifying the planning process and adding value along the way. With a consultative approach and a clear communication style, our clients are kept informed every step of the planning application journey.

Allow our team to bring your dream project to life, sustainably and ethically.

Melinda Ryan

Founding Director (RPIA, MVPELA)

MA Planning & Environment, MA Project Management

With over 15 years of professional experience – spanning public and private sectors – in property and planning, Melinda is renowned for influencing positive project outcomes in the most complex of circumstances.

Committed to leaving a positive impact on the people and environments she encounters, Melinda is community-minded and focused on developing a mutually beneficial network with every client and every project.

Having led hundreds of planning projects across Victoria, Melinda has proven to be a strategic thinker and proficient negotiator. 

A registered planner with the planning institute of Australia (RPIA), a member of the Victorian Planning, Environmental & Law Association (VPELA)
and a committee member (Planning & Environment Committee) within the Housing Industry of Australia (HIA).

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Veronica Lyngcoln

Town Planning Consultant (MPIA)

MA Planning, BA Arts (Sociology, Media & Communication)

Veronica boasts over 10 years of professional experience in Statutory Planning across local government and more recently, the private sector. She thrives in undertaking detailed analyses throughout the planning assessment and project management process, and enjoys the diversity of working across various projects.

An effective leader and communicator, Veronica is an asset to any project team. She’s passionate about developing and providing clear and concise strategies, advice and direction.

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James Leonard

Town Planning Consultant (Affiliate, PIA)

B. Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours), GradCert Urban Planning

James is a highly experienced professional with over 8 years of expertise in local government Statutory Planning. With a background as a qualified Land Surveyor, he brings a unique combination of skills to the field of urban planning. His in-depth knowledge in statutory planning and land surveying enables him to tackle projects with a holistic understanding of land use and development within the Victorian Planning Schemes.

James is dedicated to advancing sustainable urban development, leveraging his varied experience to provide innovative solutions. He has recently transitioned to the private sector to utilise his expertise and work closely with enthusiastic clients, making a positive impact in the field of urban planning.

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Charmaine Harris

Assistant Planner (Student, PIA)

BA Urban & Regional Planning (Honours), Student

Charmaine is an integral part of our team, supporting our consultants across all aspects of the town planning process, including policy research.

A budding planning consultant, her detail-oriented approach and strong work ethic ensures client satisfaction is her top priority.

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