NSW Regional Manager
Peter is Alluvium’s NSW Regional Manager. He has 25 years of experience in urban water governance, NRM, policy science, and river restoration. Peter brings to Alluvium a diversity of leadership and project experiences including the liveability agenda for Melbourne Water, the production of technical specialist services for its waterways management, and policy design for integrated water management with the National Water Commission. Pete also co-authored the Facility for Advancing Water Biolfiltration’s national industry guidelines.
Immediately prior to joining Alluvium, Peter ran the Property and the Land, Liveability and Stewardship areas of Melbourne Water. It involved establishing a cohesive planning and implementation program that fulfilled the growing community drivers for liveability, public open space access and meta-landscapes for ecology and amenity. Projects under Peter’s direction included the Port Phillip and Westernport Floodplain Management Strategy (2015), the Western Treatment Plant Future Land Use Plan and a Biodiversity Credits Conservation Scheme.
Peter’s PhD investigated the institutional capacity across state and local government to manage urban runoff in the Port Phillip and Westernport regions. Conducting mixed-method research involving a survey of urban water professionals and managers and interviews with elected and technical officials within state and local government, Pete drew together a rich perspective to which he could define the important levers for resolving such a complex problem. His work led to a number of significant reforms in Melbourne that stimulated effective transboundary responsibilities between reluctant and effective partners.
Peter has published over 25 papers and presented at national and international conferences as a keynote and panel speaker.