Meet the Team

Tom Polden

Consultant - Strategic Planning
B. Arts, Political Economy (USYD), M. City Planning (UNSW), PIA (Assoc.)

Tom is a consultant in HillPDA’s planning team. He specialises in both strategic and social planning, with a particular knowledge of socio-economic trends and how they shape urban areas. Tom has an interest in long-term planning strategies that guide land uses in cities and regions. He also possesses experience in social planning, having conducted a range of impact assessments and socio-economic analyses.

Tom has worked with a range of clients from public, private, and non-for-profit sectors at local and state levels. He applies his cutting-edge understandings of urban planning and political economy to his work, providing insights into how economic and social trends influence, and are influenced by, urban development.

Major projects

  • Murray River Employment Land Strategy – Murray River Council
  • Regional Housing Delivery Plans – Department of Regional NSW
  • Community Strategic Plan – Jewish Communal Appeal
  • HumeLink Social Impact Assessment – Aurecon
  • Rooty Hill Road North Socio-Economic Analysis – Transport for NSW
  • North Coast Employment Land Investigation – Department of Planning and Environment
  • Camperdown Modern Stage 1 Social Impact Assessment – PWD