Meredith Sussex AM is an expert on city planning with extensive experience at a local, State and national level and a commitment to community engagement in the development and implementation of public policy.
Meredith was appointed Chair of the Fishermans Bend Development Board in August 2018. This new Board will drive the next stage of planning and development for this 480-hectare urban renewal area on the doorstep of the Central Business District of Melbourne. The role builds on her work as Chair of the Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee from 2015 to 2018.
Meredith also lectures in a Master’s program on urban governance at the University of NSW and is a board member of Housing Choices Australia.
In her career with the Victorian Government, Meredith was Coordinator General of Infrastructure and before that was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Director of TAFE for the State.
In 2010/11, Meredith was a member of the national Cities Expert Panel which reviewed city planning in all Australian capital cities for the Council of Australian Governments. During the same period, she was an Administrator at the City of Brimbank and played a significant role in the strategic and statutory planning in that area. She has also been a non executive director of a number of Boards, including the Board of the Port of Melbourne and the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
In 2007, Meredith was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition for her role in organising the highly successful 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.