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News July 2017

Place Design Group Appoints Former Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority CEO, Catherine Gallagher

Place Design Group is excited to announce the appointment of Catherine Gallagher as a Director and Board Member.

As former CEO of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Ms Gallagher has held key leadership roles in national and international place-making, urban renewal, precinct and asset management sectors.

Place Design Group Chairman Ian Klug AM, says that the appointment will further cement the planning and design consultancy’s long serving market presence in New South Wales.

“Strengthening opportunities both in Sydney and across the state has prompted the acceleration of our strategic direction in Sydney”, Mr Klug said.

“We have identified New South Wales as a significant area for further growth and Catherine’s appointment will play a critical role in assisting us to bring our strategic direction to life”.

Place Design Group are currently delivering strategic advisory, urban design and strategic communications services for the Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Strategy, and are working on significant large scale design projects for clients across NSW.  These include Dahua Group at Edmondson Park and Menangle Park and New Century Group for a boutique residential development in Roseville Chase on Sydney’s Northshore.

Having contributed to the design and planning of great places in New South Wales for more than 15 years, Place Design Group’s team boasts an impressive portfolio of work such as the Dee Why Town Centre Masterplan, Narellan Town Centre, Queanbeyan CBD Masterplan, and key UGNSW projects Thornton, Caddens, Bunya, and Potts Hill.

Further abroad, the Sydney team have delivered leading projects across China, South East Asia, and the Middle East.  It is this international experience combined with local planning and design practice that has become a winning formula for their steady acquisition of quality work across the state.

“Catherine’s role as a Board Director will help develop new opportunities and relationships for the company in New South Wales and abroad, specifically across strategic planning, community consultation and strategic communications projects – areas where we are experiencing a significant uptake”, Mr Klug said.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Board to achieve their strategic vision for NSW and also make a contribution to the future direction of the whole group – there is much opportunity ahead,” Ms Gallagher said.

With offices across Australia and China, Place Design Group is an award-winning leader in planning and design with a reputation for creative and commercial solutions.

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