As Central River City Commissioner, Peter aims is to bring resilient, quality outcomes to the natural and built environments of the districts by deploying design methods and thinking to connect, engage and empower communities.
Peter was the 23rd NSW Government Architect from 2012-2018, providing independent, impartial, whole-of-government perspective and advice on the built environment to achieve optimal architectural, urban design and environmental outcomes.
Peter refocused the role to work across sectors and disciplines and to promote good design of the built environment through advocacy, research, consultation, and guidance. This has driven the inclusion of a new 'design object' in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, the development of the State's first design policy Better Placed and Greener Places and the establishment of the NSW State Design Review Panel.
A champion of collaborative links between the public and private sector, Peter has fostered design-led approaches across government, industry and academia, with his projects receiving numerous awards including the Horbury Hunt, the Blackett and an Australian Institute of Architects' award.
Peter won the Sulman Award for Public Architecture at the NSW Architecture Awards 2020. Peter has also been made a Life Fellow for the Australian Institute of Architects.
He has over 30 years' experience in both private and government architectural offices and was the inaugural State Architect of Tasmania 2009-2012.
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