Leanne Simpson

Principal Planner

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Built Environment – Urban and Regional Planning from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New England.  Leanne has over 20 years experience working in both public and private sector, including Senior Development Planner with both Brisbane City Council and Sunshine Coast Council and, most recently as Team Leader Planning Assessment with Sunshine Coast Council.  Leanne also has experience in strategic planning with Brisbane City Council and policy planning with the Queensland State government. 

Leanne has developed extensive skills in the areas of project management and coordination, communication and negotiation, problem solving, and team management.  Leanne has worked across a number of planning legislation and planning policy updates over the years, including drafting of statutory planning instruments.  She has developed an intimate working knowledge and understanding of planning process, and is highly skilled in the preparation of project documentation and coordinating with Council to facilitate development approvals.

In her spare time Leanne enjoys a social round of golf, walks on the beach with her dog, or watching the sunset while sipping a glass of merlot.   

Established in 2007 by James Brownsworth, Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) provides Australia-wide services in town planning and related professional services. 

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