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Company Directors Course
Graduate Diploma of Urban & Regional Planning
Graduate Diploma of Environmental Studies (Hons)
Bachelor of Environmental Design

ERA is built on Emma’s passion for people, place and planning.

Emma leads by example, bringing her strong personal values to life both internally at ERA and in team members’ abilities to build and realise clients’ planning needs.

Emma has more than 20 years’ technical experience and continues to practise as a planner, managing a wide range of projects ranging from large-scale master and structure plans through to large-scale development applications. She also regularly appears as an expert witness before the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

Emma has oversight across all ERA projects, but is particularly proud of her work with:

  • Infill Development Pilot Project,
  • City of Hobart Transport Strategy background papers,
  • Cradle Mountain Gateway,
  • Freycinet Peninsula Master Plan,
  • Three Capes Lodge walk experience and
  • Greater Glenorchy Plan.

Under Emma’s directorship ERA continues to grow in both size and reputation and is a leader in Tasmania‚ÄĘs planning and environmental sectors.

Professional Affiliations

Registered Planner (RPIA)
Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (RPIA Fellow)
Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Current Representation

Planning Institute of Australia, National Board Director

Member, St Mary’s Cathedral Works Committee

Past Representation

Former member of Tasmanian Planning Reform Taskforce

Former member, St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Commission

Former member, University of Tasmania Planning Course Advisory Committee

Former Policy Coordinator, Planning Institute of Australia, Tasmania Division

Former member of Building & Construction Industry Advisory Council

Former member of Affordable Housing Advisory


Service to the Institute Award, PIA Tasmania Division (2011)

Young Planner of the Year, PIA Tasmania Division (2007)

Marjorie Propsting Award for best performing female, University of New England (2003)

PIA NSW Division Award for highest overall grades, University of New England (2003)

PIA Consulting Planners Award for Urban & Regional Planning for the most innovative ideas, University of New England (2003)

We acknowledge and respect Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners of Lutruwita (Tasmania).

They are the original custodians of our land and waters. We respect their unique ability to care for country and deep spiritual connection to it.

We honour Elders past, present and emerging whose knowledge and wisdom has and will ensure the continuation of culture and traditional practices.