Meet the Team

Elizabeth Griffin

Expert Advisor - Strategic Planning and Engagement
Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Master of Urban Planning MPIA

Elizabeth has over 30 years of planning experience and is an expert advisor to HillPDA on strategic planning projects. Elizabeth was previously a principal of the firm. Since joining HillPDA in 2018, Elizabeth has successfully advised or led the planning team in a broad range of high profile projects throughout NSW.  Her planning experience includes strategic planning, statutory planning and social planning.

Elizabeth’s experience extends to business impact assessments, employment land strategies, social impact assessments, housing diversity and affordability studies, statutory planning reports, infrastructure studies, research and policy development.  Elizabeth has been involved in a diverse array of projects for government authorities, private sector corporations, institutions and other organisations. Elizabeth has developed policy responses to complex problems and provided planning advice on a broad range of development proposals.

Prior to joining HillPDA Elizabeth worked in state government and private practice. Elizabeth was previously Director, Planning Policy at the Department of Planning and Environment. She has extensive experience in social impact assessment of development proposals and liquor licence applications.  Elizabeth has been an expert witness in the Land and Environment Court in social impact assessment.

Elizabeth values working with clients to deliver successful outcomes and high-quality reports. She has worked with a wide range of stakeholders including developers, government agencies, councils and community.

Major projects

  • Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Australian Maritime Museum – ANMM
  • Social Impact Assessment Kemps Creek Warehouse and Logisitics Hub – Altis Group and Frasers Property Group
  • Socio Economic impact assessment – Gosford Private Hospital
  • Canterbury Bankstown Local Housing Strategy for Canterbury Bankstown City
  • Canterbury Bankstown Local Housing Strategy for Canterbury Bankstown City
  • Ryde Local Housing Strategy for City of Ryde
  • Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy for Hawkesbury Shire Council
  • Inner West Employment Lands Strategy for inner West Council
  • Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link – Business Impact Assessment for Roads and Maritime Services
  • North Coast Regional Cities Action Plans for Department of Planning and Environment
  • Metro Quarter Housing Diversity and Affordability Study for Urban Growth NSW
  • Coffs Harbour Employment Lands Review for Coffs Harbour Council
  • Blackwattle Bay Contributions Framework for Urban Growth NSW
  • Yass Valley Contributions Plans for Yass Valley Council
  • St Leonards Crows Nest Infrastructure Audit for Department of Planning and Environment
  • Review of Planning Framework for State Significant Precincts for Department of Planning and Environment
  • Military Road Economic and Planning Analysis for North Sydney Council
  • Byron Employment Lands Strategy for Byron Shire Council.

Committees and accreditations

  • Member of the Planning Institute of Australia