Mark Waldon, Director of St-wise, holds a degree in urban planning and has extensive experience in town planning, economic development and negotiating with local government.

With over 35 years of experience in statutory and strategic planning, Mark’s work has involved managing town planning applications, representing clients in VCAT and appearing as an Expert Witness in VCAT. Mark has been responsible for managing hundreds of planning applications including multi-unit, commercial and industrial developments. He has represented clients in over 600 VCAT hearings to defend appropriate development, or oppose inappropriate development.

Mark has personal experience with development, having built his own townhouse and unit complexes. This gives him unique insights into the aspirations of developers, big and small, and how using town planning assistance can help achieve their goals. Over the years he has built a broad client base and contact network with numerous architects, designers, builders and developers.

Along with Mandy Black, Mark has presented at several conferences, sharing his knowledge and experience from a town planning perspective relating to shopping centre enhancement.

“I’ve come to learn that getting a permit approved can be a life-changing event. Whether you’re looking to develop land, start a business or build a home, I understand the emotional and financial risks at stake. My aim is to get the best possible outcome for my clients, so they can realise their unique vision.”