Joel is currently part of the Senior Management Team at Mid Murray Council, which sits on the River Murray, 80 kilometres east of Adelaide. Joel is an experienced planner and local government professional. He has worked largely in the Development Assessment field for several Local Government bodies in suburban and peri-urban Adelaide and has a reputation for being a practical and pragmatic planner. He also has interests in Transport, Road Safety, Economic Development and Tourism. He has sat on the PIA SA Division Committee for 10 years, and is actively involved as liaison between PIA and the University of South Australia, as well as assisting PIA respond to the Planning Reforms being rolled out by the South Australian Government. During his 2 years at Mid Murray Council, he has been responsible for delivering various planning reviews and studies, including the Council’s very first Open Space, Recreation and Public Realm Plan.