Nicole Halsey

Nicole Halsey

An urban and regional planner, Nicole is a leader in the fields of climate change planning, strategic planning and community and stakeholder engagement.

Nicole has played leadership and specialist roles in numerous climate change adaptation planning around South Australia. Her combination of expertise means she understands the nexus between the planning system and climate change impacts. Nicole is able to convert this knowledge to planning policy that gives effect to climate change mitigation and adaptation. These skills and experience are equally applied to her work in Natural Resources Management.

Much of Nicole’s work involves synthesising large volumes of technical, scientific and other information with conceptual rigour. In combination with innovative community engagement practice centred on asking lots of questions that enliven participants, the results are clarity of direction that others may struggle to achieve.

Nicole’s combination of skills are much sought after by governments and the private sector to help strategise. She draws on her excellent facilitation skills and political acumen to clarify objectives, manage risks and resolve complex issues in a truly collaborative way.

Areas of Expertise

Climate change adaptation planning

Natural resources management

Community and stakeholder engagement


Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (1997)

Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (1995)

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology/Politics), Adelaide University (1993)

Board Appointments

Premier’s Climate Change Council

Community Participation and Sustainability Advisory Committee for the SA Planning Reform Implementation

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia – Registered Planner (Fellow)

International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia