Merle Zierke

LGIU Australia Content Commissioner

With qualifications in social science and environment and planning, Merle is interested in how cities function, the role of urban policy, and how ideas and action affect liveability and sustainability.

She is a Senior Consultant at SGS Economics and Planning and has significant experience in research, demographics and land use planning in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as in the Victorian State Government – Merle has developed excellent written communication, visual representation and research skills throughout her career. Merle’s varied experience includes projects based on planning, urban development, stakeholder engagement, qualitative research and climate change.

Merle is part of the LGIU commissioning team producing briefings, case studies, reports and blogs on local government in Australia.


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