Clare HesterPlanning Manager
Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning
Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation Management)
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
Clare’s experience and expertise lies in the development of strategic land use planning documents involving tourism and recreation, natural area protection and management, regional towns and focus areas of cities.
She has provided policy advice to government clients, been responsible for the facilitation and management of development applications to Council and has also provided expert evidence before the Tasmanian Planning Commission and the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal.
Clare’s projects include:
- the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Tourism Master Plan
- the Boat Harbour Beach Plan
- the Dove Lake Shelter
- the Kelcey Tier Master Plan
- the Strahan Waterfront Precinct Plan
Clare is an accredited Bushfire Hazard Practitioner (Fire Service Act 1979 for scopes 1, 2, 3A and 3B), for bushfire assessments. Clare specialises in developing performance-based solutions and emergency management plans. These plans are required by certain developments, including those located in sensitive areas, or for developments that involve a hazardous or vulnerable use. Clare regularly prepares bush hazard management plans for both small and large subdivisions and developments that are capable of meeting the permitted standard.
Clare has more than 17 years’ experience as a planner and has been a valued member of the ERA team since 2013.
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
Accredited Bushfire Hazard Practitioner (TFS)