Willoughby Local Planning Panel Members

Garry A Shiels


Dr Gary A Shiels is the founding Director of GSA Planning, which was established in 1988. The company has extensive experience in assessing Development Applications, preparing Planning Proposals, and a wide variety of planning activities. Gary was previously employed as the Director of Planning and Community Development at Leichhardt Council.

Gary has Masters degrees in Urban Design, City Planning and Transportation, and a PhD in Planning. Gary has held the positions of President of the Planning Institute of Australia at a NSW, National and International level, and has been recognised for his service with an honorary Life Fellowship. Gary has over 40 years of experience in the assessment of planning applications as a Local Government Planner and as a private consultant. He also has extensive experience as an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court.