BA Planning, GradDip Regional and Urban Planning, MPIA, MLGMA, CPP
Development Answers Pty Ltd, an Urban/Regional Development and Planning Firm, was launched in February 2009.
In a recent interview with SA Planner magazine, David Altmann, Managing Director, stated that, “we are thrilled to establish a business that will service the State in such a dynamic and exciting field.”
David’s most recent role was as the Chief Executive Officer of the Rural City of Murray Bridge – responsible over a 5 year period for delivering quality service improvements that were recognised with many National, State and Local Awards for Excellence and the 2008 SA/NT LGMA Award for Excellence for Regional Councils – it is a leader in Local Government service provision.
David’s time at the Rural City of Murray Bridge was most exciting and challenging - managing high growth scenarios, major economic development projects, infrastructure planning, training and development, 40 business headings, emergency management, community needs and expectations.
David’s other roles have included:
- Chief Executive Officer of the Murraylands Regional Development Board; Director Planning & Development at the City of Mitcham; City Planner at the City of Brighton; and his first planning role at the District Council of Mt Barker in 1988. In the mid to late 1990’s David was a Senior Planner in the private sector, for PPK Environment and Infrastructure Pty Ltd, working on projects such as the second Sydney Airport EIS and Holdfast Shores redevelopment. In his earlier years, David also worked for the State Government at the former Lands Department assisting with property valuations.
Development Answers is the proud inaugural sponsor of the SA Planner magazine, key sponsor of the University of SA 60 Years of Planning Education celebration and Gold Sponsor of the LGA of SA annual conference.
An important aspect of David’s career has been his long term Corporate Membership of the Planning Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Planning and Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning. David is a Certified Practising Planner and a Member of the Local Government Managers Association. The firm will be supported by key alliances with related professionals (traffic, legal, environmental, architectural, surveying, community development) and by Petrina Altmann - she has 20 years experience in Finance, Administration and Project Management, predominantly with the Health and Education sector.
Development Answers will help private sector and government clients in regional and remote locations, as well as Metropolitan areas.