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PhD Candidate. Contested Landscapes – Understanding the impact of urbanisation Australia’s eastern seaboard., Western Sydney University

Ian Sinclair is the Principal Consultant with Edge Land Planning and has more than 30 years’ experience working in rural areas — 13 years in Local Government working in development assessment and strategic planning. Since 1999 he has been a consultant speicalising in strategic planning and preparing development applications for rural developments.
He has a degree in Town Planning from UNSW and is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.
He spent 20 years as a Part-Time lecturer at the University of NSW, Faculty of the Built Environment where he taught rural planning and strategic planning. Has also taught courses at Macquarie University Department of Geography and Planning in planning and development and environmental law.
He is a candidate for a PhD at Western Sydney University where he is investigating the the impacts of urbanisation on Australia’s eastern seaboard, which is creating contested landscapes. This will include horticultural production which is mostly on the metropolitan fringe and coastal areas, where population growth is causing the contestation.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate. Understanding the impact of urbanisation on food production , University of Western Sydney


  • 1987 
    University of NSW, Bachelor of Town Planning

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute of Australia, Life Fellow