A new CEO has been appointed at the Victorian Planning Authority.

Experienced planning expert and public servant Stuart Moseley has been appointed to the position and will help drive Victoria’s blueprint to cater for population growth and build sustainable and healthy new communities.

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said, “Stuart Moseley’s long list of achievements and experience will be a great asset for the VPA as it sets out to plan for a strong and sustainable Victoria for many decades to come.

“He has the runs on the board as a distinguished public servant and a meticulous planning expert. He’s just the person to lead the VPA as it begins a renewed focus on planning in regional Victoria,” Mr Wynne said.

Mr Moseley has most recently held the position of Deputy Director General of the Queensland Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning at a time of flagship reforms such as new planning legislation and a focus on affordable living and design policy.

He is a former CEO of Adelaide City Council and General Manager of Information and Strategy at the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. He is a registered planner, a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and was national vice president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

“Victoria is fortunate to have secured the services of someone with the skills and experience of Mr Moseley for this important role,” Victorian Planning Authority Chair Jude Munro said.

Mr Moseley takes over from the long-standing CEO of the Metropolitan Planning Authority Peter Seamer, who is about to take on a new Government role.

The appointment comes as the Victorian Planning Authority complements its planning for metropolitan Melbourne with a renewed focus on regional Victoria.

“He is someone who understands the importance of creating and maintaining strong stakeholder and community relationships to drive organisational improvement and deliver quality development opportunities,” Ms Munro said.

Victoria’s population is growing faster than any Australian state. It’s expected to top 10 million people by 2051. Mr Moseley will begin at the VPA in June 2017.

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