Luke Nicholls

LGiU Australia Lead I Principal & Partner at SGS Economics and Planning

Luke works with local communities, businesses and governments to address inequalities and create sustainable cities and regions. He has 25 years of professional experience as a city planner and senior executive in the public and private sectors in Australia. He has a passion for working at the local level, with communities and organisations, and to see strategies through to implementation – often tackling the complex projects that bring about transformational change.

He has a strong connection and knowledge of local government, having been a local government CEO and senior officer with a focus on strategic planning, city outcomes, strategic asset management, major project delivery as well as directing environment, sustainable development and planning functions.  Luke is known for innovation within local government, development of effective strategy as well as working with, and advising, a wide range of government and other stakeholder.


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