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Stantec to grow Urban Places in Australia and New Zealand

Global firm set to transform cities by appointing Tom Young to lead urban places in New Zealand and Will Fooks to lead urban places in Australia.

12/02/2021 Melbourne, Victoria

Global engineering and consulting firm Stantec has made two strategic appointments to grow its Urban Places practice across Australia and New Zealand. Tom Young will lead the New Zealand service from Auckland, while Will Fooks will expand our Australian market from a Melbourne base. They will work together to transform the urban built environment across the region, and to expand the Firm’s multidisciplinary urban places planning, design and mobility. 

With almost two decades of combined private and public sector planning experience, Tom has led urban regeneration strategies and policy analysis, and contributed to land use and urban design perspectives to transport projects. Leading complex large-scale projects such as the Blatchford redevelopment, a Canadian transit-oriented brownfield community for 30 000 people, and as the land use lead on recent project win, the Tauranga City Centre Strategy Refresh, Tom helps clients chart a path towards more vibrant and resilient communities.

Will Fooks is a city planner with over 20 years’ international experience across both private and public sectors, Will brings an established team across water, sustainability, buildings, community development, and transport. He plans to hone his experience in place-based strategy with infrastructure and master planning to grow this sector in Australia. 

'This is further proof of our growth in these regions,' says José Grandado, Stantec’s Australian and New Zealand regional leader. 'It extends our expertise in the area, uniquely positioning us to be the multidisciplinary service provider of choice. Bringing our people together is key to growing our success and I’m confident we’ve got the right people working to make that happen'. 

Will and Tom will collaborate closely to serve our clients, with the support of our Australian and New Zealand experts, and the specialist skills of our global team.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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