David is an Associate at Taylor Burrell Barnett with 15 years experience working in all sectors of public and private planning practice in Western Australia, in addition to 2 years working within the United Kingdom Planning System.
Read along as we introduce David’s role at TBB, highlighting his career and project achievements.
David Reynolds – Associate
Having commenced his career in a regional location and worked on projects throughout our vast State, David is acutely aware of the need to listen and respect local issues and concerns. He is passionate about ensuring resultant development strategies respect the context of their location to the benefit of the community at large, in addition to future users and/or residents.
David’s key skills include project visioning, procurement and coordination of multi-disciplined project teams, and the preparation and implementation of site specific development strategies, regularly involving a multitude of overlapping statutory processes.
David’s Role at Taylor Burrell Barnett
Since joining TBB some 4 years ago, a large part of David’s work has involved the coordination of inputs, preparation, lodgement and ultimately negotiating approval to a broad variety of Development Applications. These range from Hilton (and other) Hotels, servicing the rapidly growing needs and aspirations in the North West of the state, through to the roll out of commercial chains seeking to enter the Perth market.
Learning New Skills through Study and Travel
In addition to sound statutory and strategic town planning skills, David has supplemented his skill set by completing post-graduate qualifications in Urban Design and is nearing completion of similar qualifications in Project Management. As a result David is well versed in anticipating whole-of-project issues and identifying means to resolve those issues before they impact on the critical path or bottom line of a project.
A keen traveller, David regularly seeks to broaden his understanding of natural and built form environments (and necessary management practices of the conflict between them) by experiencing them first-hand. The perspective this brings to his work is invaluable, particularly in anticipating new development trends (including the continual evolution of sustainable development techniques), and recognising matters that will require careful consideration and/or management to turn the “Project Vision” into a viable reality.
Most importantly, David is a strong believer that every project is a team effort in which the Client, Consultant Team, Government Agencies and its Officers play equally important roles. With this belief at the forefront of his mind, David continually strives to break down perceived barriers and/or biases, to ensure necessary tasks are performed in an efficient manner within a cooperative, friendly and (often) fun environment. Having what is regularly referred to as a ‘quirky’ sense of humour, often assists in this regard…