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David Altmann

BA Planning, GradDip Regional and Urban Planning, MPIA, MLGMA, CPP

  David Altmann


David Altmann

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 former 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.

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 Planning Institute, SA Planner magazine, a sponsor of Country Planning Officers Group, and many community and sporting groups.

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.

maddie dobbin

B. Des St (Arch), M. Plan (Urb Des)

  David Altmann


Maddie Dobbin

Maddie is an Urban and Regional Planner who has joint qualifications in Planning and Architectural studies. Her experience in Local Government, both regional and urban Councils, makes Maddie well placed to provide specialist planning and development advice to current and future clients across South Australia.

Maddie has a diverse background with experience in development assessment, strategic planning, DPAs, research and analysis. She has a positive big picture attitude with an innovative and creative approach to her work.


Development Answers will help private sector and government clients in regional and remote locations, as well as Metropolitan areas.


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