Malcolm Scott

Malcolm Scott is a Town Planner with extensive experience working in both local government and private practice across the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

Experience includes:

  1. Development Control Planner, Lismore City Council, 1991-95
  2. Consultant Town Planner 1995 -, selected projects include:
  • Preparation of strategy for Rural Landsharing (Multiple Occupancy) development in Lismore City Council local government area. (Strategy adopted)
  • Preparation of Development Application for Rural Landsharing Community for Jubal Aboriginal Land Corporation, Tabulam.
  • Preparation of a comprehensive subdivision Development Control Plan for Kyogle Council (DCP adopted)
  • Preparation of Stages 1 & 2 Byron Village, Byron Bay $6.5 (approved)

Extended Information


  • Bachelor of Arts 1979 Major – Geography University of New England.
  • Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning (Merit) 1987 University of New England.
  • Certificate No. 903 Town and Country Planner Local Government Act 1919.
  • Approval (27 July 1987) under Section 56 of the EP&A Act from Secretary of the NSW Dept of Environment and Planning to prepare draft Local Environmental Plans on behalf of Glen Innes Municipal Council.
  • Successful Completion Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas Short Course University of Technology 2005.
  • Workcover NSW OHS General Induction for Construction Work in NSW 2005 (Green Card).

Member (No. 3977) Planning Institute Australia, 1992 – current.


Local Government Town Planner at:

  • Glen Innes Council – Town Planner and Community Development Officer 1987- 91.

Selected major projects:

  • Preparation of the comprehensive Glen Innes draft LEP to s. 68 stage.
  • Preparation of DCPs for Rural Residential Development and Council’s Policies for reinstatement of heritage verandahs and industrial landuse.
  • Supervision, co-ordination and budget responsibilities for Heritage Study, Colour Scheme Project, Heritage Adviser and implementation of Grey St. Conservation Plan.
  • Assessment of all Development Applications and attending to Council’s other responsibilities under the EP&A Act.
  • Maintained Council’s role in respect of six community based committees.

Local Government Town Planner at:

  • Lismore City Council – Development Control Planner 1991 – 95.

Selected major projects:

  • Assessment and finalisation of a range of Development Applications, including, where necessary, the preparation of planning reports to Council for the full range of applications typical in a provincial city with a large rural area.

For example:

  • Torrens and Community Title subdivisions;
  • all dual occupancy and residential medium density applications in Goonellabah 1993 – 1995;
  • all multiple occupancy applications 1991 – 1995;
  • SEPP # 5 Aged Housing applications;
  • several Environmental Impact Statement (quarry) applications;
  • Goonellabah Town Centre application ($25 million retail centre) and
  • a variety of commercial and industrial applications.
  • Preparation of Multiple Occupancy Issues Paper and Development Control Plan.

Consultant Town Planner, 1995 –

Client profile:

  • Public sector:
    • Lismore City, Glen Innes, Richmond Valley Shire, Byron Shire, Maclean Shire and Kyogle Council’s.
  • Private sector:
    • Private and community developers.
  • Community groups and individuals:
    • Advocacy and preparation of objections.