Willana Associates was founded in 1999 by Directors, Vicki Shirlaw and Stuart Harding. Together, they had a vision, to build a workplace that was engaging and meaningful – one that focused on positive relationships and endeavored to leave an enduring legacy. Willana Associates acted for humanity and to be known for its tenacity in achieving positive, resilient and honourable outcomes. Willana Associates now offer a range of services as developers and planners.
In 2017, Willana Urban was formed, to bring together a collective of people driven by a common purpose. Motivated by contributing to, and creating, more liveable, vibrant and productive communities. But more than that, a belief in elevating humanity through resilience – in people, planning and planet. Willana Urban will continue to contribute their depth of experience to planning outcomes across NSW.
From 1 October 2020, Willana Urban will evolve again in order to continue to offer quality project management, planning services and planning expertise in the Land & Environment Court.
The model will see a collaboration between three business entities, working together, and separately. The collaborative will be made up of 3 business’. Willana Urban, headed by Stuart Harding; Lighthouse Planning headed by Nicholas Dowman and Four One Five Urban Planning Solutions, headed by Michael Brewer. Both Michael and Nick have worked for Willana Urban for over 15 years collectively. Now they are branching out on their own, continuing to offer planning services that reflect their commitment to planning outcomes and the future of the planet. Each business will offer an array of planning solutions, from small to large scale. But as a collaborative, will offer services across the board.
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