Marking another milestone in Elton Consulting’s sustained growth in the Top End, we introduce you to our new Northern Territory Planning Manager, Martin Klopper.
Since settling in Darwin three years ago, Martin Klopper’s experience living and working in the Northern Territory has been diverse – from introducing a planning system to remote Indigenous communities, to helping to design Weddell, the world’s first tropical, sustainable city.
Martin has spent more than 11 years in statutory and strategic planning, as well as economic development projects. He has both private sector and government experience, recently working for the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Lands and Planning and Department of Business and Employment.
Martin said he was excited about his recent appointment with Elton Consulting and was looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Martin joins Wendy Smith, Senior Planning Consultant, Luke Jackson, Graduate Planning Consultant and Georgina Dornier, Business Support, in Elton Consulting’s Darwin based office.
“Elton Consulting differs from other multidisciplinary consultancies in its approach to service delivery, by integrating the various practice areas. This gives me the opportunity to combine the two main areas of my experience in urban and regional planning as well as community consultation. This, along with the reputation and experience of the professional staff at Elton were the major draw cards,” Martin said.
Martin said joining Elton Consulting meant working at the forefront of Darwin’s highest priority projects.
“The company is established as a the go-to consultant for quality urban planning services – from project managing the Greater Darwin Land Use Plan – Towards 2030, which will shape the social, residential and economic growth of the region, to creating a master plan for the Palmerston town centre, one of the fastest growing regions in the Territory, obtaining planning approval for the new community at The Heights Durack and developing design guidelines for the future of Kilgariff in Alice Springs,” Martin said.
Martin said he aimed to build on Elton Consulting’s reputation and further broaden the company’s Darwin-based services in his new role.
“Over the past six years, our Darwin team has had many changes, but has continued to grow in experience and scope of projects. My goal is to build on our good reputation, grow a consistent team and also expand our other practice areas, particularly consultation,” Martin said.
“We are also aiming to identify new ways to add value to our clients’ projects – whether that is in existing areas of specialty of the broader Elton practice, or something unique to the NT context.”
Jenny Rudolph, Elton’s Director who leads the urban planning practice nationally, said the appointment of an experienced manager was an important step in the company’s continued growth in the Northern Territory.
“Our vision is to further integrate the services and resources of our Northern Territory and Sydney offices to provide continual support and innovation to the NT market. Martin’s extensive consultation and planning expertise will offer our clients a broader range of services in 2012,” Jenny said.
You can contact Martin on (08) 8941 2199 or email@example.com