Brit puts reform at top of the agenda in new planning role
BRITTANY Lauga is putting planning reform at the top of her priority list - as she steps into the role as Queensland vice-president of the Planning Institute of Australia.
The Rockhampton woman, who works at consulting firm CQG Consulting, has been the CQ branch convenor of PIA since 2011.
PIA is the peak body organisation representing the planning profession.
Ms Lauga said she's excited about the role and looking forward to the challenges ahead.
"There has never been a more important time for PIA to take a strong leadership and advocacy role," Ms Lauga said.
"The planning reform agenda is central to our work; it must deliver good planning and development outcomes.
"It's about the right development in the right place at the right time.
"It's about changing our appetite to facilitate development where development is needed and justified," she said.
Ms Lauga said it's the planning that makes a difference.
"We still have a way to go to improve the general understanding of why planning is important."
"I want to be at the coalface and playing a lead role to ensure that the changes deliver positive planning and development outcomes," she said.