Matt Coetzee

Matt has 25 years of general management, business development and technical experience in the technical professional services industry. In his current role Matt has a leadership function in Aurecon's Advisory business in Australia and New Zealand.

Matt is also Aurecon’s global Urbanisation Expertise Leader, responsible for mobilising the firm’s global expertise to address the vast, diverse and complex challenges associated with the influx of people into cities. Previously Matt managed a team of approximately 500 staff located in the eight locations across Australia and New Zealand, which together make up the Offices portfolio.

Over the past 25 years Matt has provided strategic planning advice to governments, donor agencies and private developers in Australia and around the world. He brings a unique understanding of how to leverage the connections between economics, infrastructure, environmental and social condition, and then reflect this in a comprehensive and enduring planning solution. Matt has experience in the compilation and management of large and complex feasibility, integrated planning and environmental assessment projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Russia and in a large number of African countries (including South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Namibia).

Matt has applied his expertise in many cities around the world and to projects involving precinct and city revitalisation, port redevelopment, greenfield airport development as well as airport expansion, transport infrastructure implementation, power and industrial developments through to water supply, electricity distribution and waste facilities. Matt has also acted as an expert witness in the NSW Land and Environment Court on environmental and planning matters.

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