Policy & Planning
“I need a regulatory solution”
The urban water space is crowded. Many pieces of governing legislation, regulations and guidelines; unclear roles and responsibilities between authorities; differing expectations between you, communities, and the regulator all make it hard to hear through the noise. You need someone who knows the issues and can get to the heart of the problem quickly to save you time and money.
My experience in urban water has me on top of the most pressing issues, particularly the move to whole of water cycle management (and its many cousins) and the associated emphasis on co-benefits, liveability and the integration of policy and planning. Both my degrees are in policy so, believe it or not, I actually like it.
In the recent past, I chaired the steering committee for the review of Clause 56.07-4 of the Victorian Planning Provisions that included Melbourne Water, DEPI and the Office of Living Victoria. I led the successful delivery of the world-first Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO) for lot-scale stormwater management at Little Stringybark Creek, as well as a regulatory solution for stormwater sediment waste in Melbourne.
If you need a finely tuned ear to make sense of the cacophony, get in touch.
Here is what some past clients thought of my work:
"Lindsey successfully project managed and made invaluable intellectual contribution to a project that has the potential to save Victorian taxpayers multiple millions of dollars. Lindsey’s knowledge of stormwater policy and critical assessment of the situation, combined with her apt communication skills, helped lead to a desirable and swift outcome for Melbourne Water. I would not hesitate to engage Lindsey again for solutions to urban stormwater policy problems."
Dr. Al Danger
Aquatic Scientist, Melbourne Water
"Lindsey has a unique ability to untangle complex policy problems and yield real-world solutions. Her determination in seeing these solutions implemented is evident in the various projects for which Lindsey has been associated."
Dr. Peter Morison, Social and Environmental Scientist