Theresa James

Theresa James

Theresa loves development facilitation. She loves being inventive in how to assess development as simply as possible and forging personal connections during the assessment process.

Theresa’s many years in Local Government gives her a deep understanding of development assessment and the objectives of different stakeholders. Her technical know-how means that she can easily engage with experts in areas as diverse as stormwater and traffic engineering, arboriculture and heritage conservation.

Particularly experienced in residential development, Theresa is always negotiating with homeowners, architects, building companies and neighbouring objectors. This means that she understands the issues that drive these stakeholders and can recommend options to quickly determine the best way forward. She is a straight shooter that builds relationships easily.

Determined and resourceful, she enjoys taking all development challenges and making them her own.

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 (Hons), University of South Australia (2008)

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia

National Association of Woman in Construction