The idea for IMPA emerged from a series of discussions between founding members Gerry McLoughlin and Dr Darragh O'Brien about the potential of an organized, funded group to represent community interests in the planning process. The idea quickly grew and was widely embraced by community groups from all over Melbourne's inner suburbs. IMPA was incorporated in January 2104 and is now led by an elected, voluntary Executive Group.

 

2019-20 Executive Group

President     Dr Ian Woodcock   Dr. Ian Woodcock is Senior Lecturer, Director of Urban Design in the Department of Architectural and Industrial Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He has over 30 years experience encompassing practice, research and teaching, across government, private and community sector settings. His research focuses on urban change, sense of place, and the use of design as a research method.

President
Dr Ian Woodcock

Dr. Ian Woodcock is Senior Lecturer, Director of Urban Design in the Department of Architectural and Industrial Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He has over 30 years experience encompassing practice, research and teaching, across government, private and community sector settings. His research focuses on urban change, sense of place, and the use of design as a research method.

Vice President    Gerry McLoughlin   Gerry is a resident of Balaclava with over 20 years’ experience as a registered architect and urban designer, both in private practice and as a senior Urban Designer/Project Manager with Local Government Authorities and a range of State Government Departments. Her experience includes Urban Design Visioning for Sydney Road and Footscray’s Urban Design Framework which is still the blueprint for urban renewal in Melbourne’s western suburbs.Gerry also co-authored the Urban Design Forum  CABE Down Under  (renamed  AUDI   Australian Cities and Towns  document. As an executive member of the Community Alliance of Port Phillip (CAPP), in 2013 she organised the Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) Community forum.

Vice President
Gerry McLoughlin

Gerry is a resident of Balaclava with over 20 years’ experience as a registered architect and urban designer, both in private practice and as a senior Urban Designer/Project Manager with Local Government Authorities and a range of State Government Departments. Her experience includes Urban Design Visioning for Sydney Road and Footscray’s Urban Design Framework which is still the blueprint for urban renewal in Melbourne’s western suburbs.Gerry also co-authored the Urban Design Forum CABE Down Under (renamed AUDI Australian Cities and Towns document. As an executive member of the Community Alliance of Port Phillip (CAPP), in 2013 she organised the Fisherman’s Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) Community forum.

Secretary     Marianne Richards   Recently retiring after 38 years in the public service as a town planner in Victoria and South Australia, Marianne has extensive knowledge and experience in port, airport and freight network planning and development issues. In the late 1990s, Marianne was part of the Victorian Government team that negotiated the basis for airport master planning processes for federally privatised airports and later other Victorian airports. Marianne’s interests include application of transport land use planning policy and development frameworks, processes and initiatives to economic, social and environmental issues; and implementing practical outcomes in land use planning policy frameworks for the long term sustainability of airports, ports and freight networks. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), a Graduate Diploma of Town Planning (South Australian Institute of Technology) and a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Mt Eliza Business School).

Secretary
Marianne Richards

Recently retiring after 38 years in the public service as a town planner in Victoria and South Australia, Marianne has extensive knowledge and experience in port, airport and freight network planning and development issues. In the late 1990s, Marianne was part of the Victorian Government team that negotiated the basis for airport master planning processes for federally privatised airports and later other Victorian airports. Marianne’s interests include application of transport land use planning policy and development frameworks, processes and initiatives to economic, social and environmental issues; and implementing practical outcomes in land use planning policy frameworks for the long term sustainability of airports, ports and freight networks. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), a Graduate Diploma of Town Planning (South Australian Institute of Technology) and a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Mt Eliza Business School).

Treasurer    Rosa McKenna

Treasurer
Rosa McKenna

Committee Member     Doriana Corda

Committee Member
Doriana Corda


2018-19 Executive Group

President: Dr Ian Woodcock Vice President:Marianne Richards Secretary:Gerry McLoughlin Treasurer: Rosa McKenna Member Ian Wood

Committee Member: Doriana Corda

Committee Member: Doriana Corda

 

2017-18 Executive Group

President: Dr Ian Woodcock Vice President: Marianne Richards Secretary: Gerry McLoughlin Treasurer: Tim Naismith

Committee Member: Ian Wood Committee member: Tina Sheldon Commtttee Member Dr Darragh O’Brien Committee Member Rosa McKenna


2016-17 Executive Group


 2015-16 Executive Group


                                                   2014-16 Executive Group


 2014-15 Executive Group


2014 Executive Group