Development Services Staff

The Development Services team is here to assist you in all aspects of building and development whether you are building a shed, a house or even undertaking major commercial or industrial development. Our team can assist you with the full range of services from pre-lodgement application advice to final inspections. Enquiries from builders, home owners, real-estate agents, solicitors, business owners and industry professionals are welcomed. All Development Services staff can be contacted by telephoning (02) 6728 8200 and are available in person at the Council’s Administration Centre, located at 144 Otho Street.

 Manager Development Services
Anthony Alliston

Anthony commenced his Town Planning Traineeship with Inverell Shire Council 18 years ago, and has returned to Inverell with his wife and young family. During the past 10 years, Anthony worked in the Hunter Valley as a Town Planning Consultant and Project Manager on a number of different projects associated with large residential, commercial, industrial and mining developments. Anthony can be contacted on 0425 271 633.

 Building Surveyors
Howard Marsden & Jade McIlwain

Howard and Jade are both completing their accreditations in building/surveying. Howard and Jade attend Critical Stage Inspections for construction, septic tank licensing and operational inspections/compliance, swimming pool compliance/inspections and participate in the development assessment process. They are able to provide review for Complying Development Certificate Applications and advice on all building matters.

Development Planner
Chris Faley 

Chris has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning obtained from the University of New England. Chris has been with Council for the last 8 years and has a broad knowledge of Council’s Planning legislation and policies. Chris can provide specialist advice in relation to subdivision and all development matters.

Trainee Town Planner
Elise Short

Elise is completing her Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning. Elise can assist with enquiries on the Development Application process, lodgment requirements and provide updates on progress of Development Approvals.

Emma Schiemer and Nicole Riley

These administration staff provide the support and services to the Development Services Team and can assist you with all customer service enquiries.