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Murray Casselton

Director - Planning

Murray works at the forefront of shaping strategic and enduring planning outcomes for challenging, high profile projects – such as transitioning industrial and rural residential land into a contemporary transit- oriented development, delivering economic development strategies that identify tangible growth levers and resolving complex technical issues – from retail expansions to strategic public infrastructure delivery.

His extensive knowledge of the state planning system and local frameworks – regional, metropolitan and rural – is grounded in commercial nous and this, combined with innovative thinking and strong networks sees him sought after as a project leader, trusted advisor and project partner.

Murray specialises in untangling difficult issues through bespoke yet logical methods and a no-nonsense approach, balancing the expectations of clients, stakeholders and decision makers. He is inspired by places like St Petersburg and Istanbul for their sheer diversity and dichotomy – a metro system next to a majestic river, church beside mosque, grand monuments and intimate boulevards.

Portfolio
Strategic Planning / City and Town Centres Sector
  • Various development applications to support PTA rail infrastructure projects, including Bayswater and Claremont Stations and the Yanchep Rail Extension Projects.
  • Pickering Brook and Surrounds Sustainability and Tourism Strategy
  • Forrestfield North – Structure Plan Preparation and Project Coordination.
  • WA Metronet Station Priorities (in association with SGS Economics & Planning)
  • Casuarina Transit linked Development and Local Structure Planning
  • Perth and Peel Economic Development Strategy (in association with AEC Group)
  • Town of Mosman Park Local Planning Scheme Review
  • Forrestfield North District Structure Plan
  • City of South Perth Precinct Streetscape Policies for Arlington and Kensington
  • Water Corporation key infrastructure projects include the Mundaring Water Treatment Plan PPP project and infrastructure delivery to the North-West Region
  • Forrestfield/High Wycombe Industrial Area - MRS Amendments/local structure plan preparation
  • Ravenswood Town Centre project
Statutory and Land Use Planning
  • Bunbury Back Beach Tourism Precinct Detailed Structure Plans
Industrial Sector
  • Future Perth Airports Technical Study (in association with PwC)
  • Tamala Park Local Structure Plan
Retail and Tourism Sector
  • Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre expansion
  • Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre expansion
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre Expansion
  • Major sports facilities master planning
  • Metropolitan and local planning scheme amendment preparation and progression
  • State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) advocacy and expert witness