(BSc. Hons 1, MSc.)
Digital planning in NSW – transforming insights into the Sydney housing market The legal framework for digital planning in NSW was introduced with changes to state planning laws in 2015. This opened the way for planning to move from a paper-based system to one where planning transactions could be completed online and decisions made using legally recognised digital information. John Hudson’s research as the Henry Halloran Trust Practitioner in Residence examines how state government initiatives in digital planning and open data can greatly improve access to planning and property information to provide new insights into the Sydney housing market.
John Hudson (BSc. Hons 1, MSc.) provides advisory services to government and private sectors on digital planning, open data and environmental risk assessment. He is currently an Independent Advisor to the Victorian Government Smart Planning Program. John has been a Director with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment where he was responsible for leading program areas including ePlanning, BASIX residential sustainability, local development performance monitoring, state building regulation and was NSW member of the Australian Building Codes Board. With academic qualifications in geology, John‘s career has spanned national and international environment and resource investigations, risk assessments of climate change related sea level rise on coasts and establishment of online information management systems for remediated lands.