• Master of Science Degree (Built Environment, Spatial Planning), KTH - Royal Institute of Technology Infrastructure
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Arts (specialisation Planning and Design / Environmental Studies), University of Melbourne

Claire Willey

Associate - Planning

With a career spanning 16 years as a planner, Claire has returned to private consulting from a senior local government role. Claire has a diverse background both statutory and strategic planning in Western Australia and Victoria, working with a range of clients and projects.

Claire is experienced in the preparation and management of structure plans, master plans, detailed land use studies, subdivision and development applications, scheme amendments (regional and local), policy and strategy review and the preparation of planning submissions and due diligence advice.

Claire has also acted as an advocate and expert planning witness at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and has regularly represented clients at Council meetings, the Metro Inner North Development Assessment Panel and State Design Review Panel. Claire is particularly skilled in managing complex planning projects, with a high level capability for identifying strategic approvals pathways and undertaking detailed analysis and creative problem solving.


Strategic Planning / City and Town Centre Sector

  • Lexia Avenue, Upper Swan MRS and City of Swan Local Planning Scheme Amendments
  • Dianella Industrial Precinct Strategic Land Use Study (2008)
  • Review of Planning Controls in the Swan Valley (2009)
  • Karratha Town Centre and Mulataga Redevelopment Due Diligence (2009)
  • West Stratton Structure Plan (City of Swan) (2009-2010)
  • Washington Avenue, Bunbury (City of Bunbury) (2009-2010)
  • Polaris Town Centre, Bundoora – Various scheme amendments, development plans, development and subdivision applications (2010-2020)
  • City of Nedlands Town Centre redevelopment and Stirling Highway Corridor (2020-2021)

Residential / Mixed Use Sector

  • Old Swanbourne Hospital, Mt Claremont (2006-2009)
  • Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre (2007)
  • Rivershores Apartments, North Fremantle (2007-2010)
  • St Bartholomew’s House, Northbridge (2008-2010)
  • Residential development plan, Wallan, Victoria (2012)

Commercial Sector

  • Perth Montessori School, Victoria Park (2007)
  • NEXT data storage office development, Port Melbourne (Victoria) (2012)
  • Fosters Matilda Bay Microbrewery, Abbotsford (2013)