Western Australian Planning Commission

John Langoulant AO, Chairman of the Committee for Perth will be hosting the first Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon for 2018.

The planning and development of Perth to a region of 3.5 million people has been a key topic of interest to our members. On the eve of his retirement after a distinguished career as a planner and public servant, Eric Lumsden PSM – Chairman of the Western Australian Planning Commission will be John's guest. The event will be an opportunity to both hear about the future planning for the Perth and Peel regions and to acknowledge and thank Eric for his contribution to local and state government and planning.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Eric Lumsden PSM

Eric Lumsden was formally appointed Western Australian Planning Commission Chair in 2013, following 12 months in that role while also concluding six years as the Director General for the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (and latterly the Department of Planning).

He was previously CEO of the City of Melville and the City of Swan. Mr Lumsden holds master’s degrees in town planning and business administration, and post graduate qualifications in local government and social sciences, and has been a leading planning professional with over 45 years’ experience.

He is a life fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, fellow of the Institute of Public Administration, and fellow and past president of the WA division of the Local Government Managers Association. In 2005 Mr Lumsden was awarded a Public Service Medal for his contribution to local government, especially in the area of economic development. In 2012 he was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and in 2015 was awarded the Dr Ken Michael Gold Medal by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.