Jake Vaccarella

Jake Vaccarella

One of the first things you notice about Jake is his presence – tall, friendly and an easy smile. Confident without being arrogant. This charm is matched with a dedication and work ethic that ensures success in the development facilitation work he does.

Jake is business-minded. This means he understands the time, challenges and costs associated with undertaking development from start to finish. He knows the value of quick and certain planning approvals. His extensive experience in Local Government is a key asset in this regard.

Because he is a people pleaser, Jake gets a real kick out of delivering on a promise for a client. This is especially when challenged by a complex development proposal where the solution may not be immediately obvious.

Jake thrives on being organised. His desk is always neat. Always. It is a window to how he thinks and behaves. He is meticulous and very goal orientated – he says what he means and does what he says.

It’s the combination of his dedication, adaptability and likeability that makes Jake a popular member of the planning community.

Areas of Expertise

Development Assessment and Facilitation

Advice and Negotiation

Appearance before Council Assessment Panels

Representation at ERD Court Conferences


Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours), University of South Australia


Accredited Professional – Planning Level 1, 2, 3, and 4

Planning Institute of Australia – Member