Development Services Staff

Whether you’re a builder, home owner, real-estate agent, solicitor, business owner or industry professional, the Development Services team can assist you in all aspects of building and development, including sheds, houses or even major commercial or industrial developments. Our team can assist with the full range of services from pre-lodgement application advice to final inspections. Call us on (02) 6728 8200 or visit the Council Administration Centre at 144 Otho Street.


Manager Development Services

Anthony Alliston

Anthony joined Inverell Shire Council as the Manager of Development Services in 2011. Prior to that, Anthony worked in the Hunter Valley as a Town Planning Consultant and Project Manager on a number of different projects including large residential, commercial, industrial and mining developments.  Anthony can be contacted on 0425 271 633.


Development Planner

Chris Faley

Chris has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning obtained from the University of New England and has been with Council since 2005. He has a broad knowledge of Council’s Planning legislation and policies. Chris can provide specialist advice in relation to subdivision and all development matters.


Building Surveyor

Jade McIlwain 

Jade commenced with Council in 2010, and has completed his accreditation in building/surveying. Jade specialises in the areas of fire safety and disabled access. Jade attends Critical Stage Inspections for construction, and participates in the development assessment process. He is able to provide review for Complying Development Certificate applications and can advise on all building matters.


Building Surveyor

Howard Marsden

Howard has completed his accreditation in building/surveying. Howard attends Critical Stage Inspections for construction, septic tank licensing and operational inspections/compliance, swimming pool compliance/inspections. Howard also participates in the development assessment process as well as public health enquires. He is able to provide review for Complying Development Certificate Applications and can advise on all building matters.


Building Surveyor

Liam Spalding

Liam is completing his Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours).  Liam attends critical stage inspections for constructions, septic tank licensing and operational inspections/compliance, swimming pool compliance/inspections and participates in the development assessment process. He is able to provide review for Complying Development Certificate Applications and advice on all building matters.


Trainee Town Planner

Elise Short

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


Trainee Environmental Health Officer

Bonnie Miller

Bonnie is completing her Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment & Health). Bonnie can assist with public health enquires.


Administration

Emma Case and Christy Galbraith

Emma and Christy are the friendly administration team providing support and services to the Development Services Team and can assist you with all customer service enquires.