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Practitioner in Residence, The Henry Halloran Trust, University of Sydney

Halvard Dalheim has a long history in city planning stretching back 35 years including experience in state and local government and the private sector. Over the last decade he has led multiple metropolitan and regional planning projects across NSW and Victoria, including the most recent plan for Greater Sydney, A Metropolis of Three Cities. Halvard is currently the Practitioner in Residence through the Henry Halloran Trust at the University of Sydney.

1996 Master of Applied Science (Building Project Management), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1988 Certificate of Electronic Data Processing, (Operating and Coding), Holmesglen College of TAFE
1985 Bachelor of Town & Regional Planning, University of Melbourne
Work History - City Planning
2020 - present Halvard Dalheim City Planning Advisory Service
2014 - 2019 Executive in NSW Planning Department, including secondment to Greater Sydney Commission
Responsible for delivery of current metropolitan plan for Greater Sydney: A Metropolis of Three Cities
2005 - 2013 Executive in Victorian Planning Department
1997 - 2005 Manager Strategic Development at City of Casey, Victoria
1985 - 1997 Consultant, Ratio Consultants / Wolinski Planners


  • –present
    Practitioner in Residence, The Henry Halloran Trust, University of Sydney


  • 1996 
    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Master of Applied Science (Building Project Management)
  • 1985 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Town & Regional Planning

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute Australia
  • Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific