Hope Watson

BSc (Applied Geography)

Hope is an environmental and planning professional with over 13 years’ experience working on environmental impact assessment, development approvals, environmental management and project management in both the ACT and New South Wales. She has worked for clients in a range of industries and sectors including transport, power, mining, waste and property development.

Hope’s areas of specialisation include:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Statutory planning and development approvals
  • Community consultation
  • Multi-disciplinary project management
  • Planning assessments.

Specific examples of Hope’s experience include:

  • Planning Services for Woden Bus Depot Demolition – Environmental Significance Opinion and Development Approval
  • Planning Services and Works Approval for Stromlo Leisure Centre Development – Kane Constructions
  • Section 211 Application and Development Approval for Mitchell Service Station
  • Environmental Significance Opinion application for Lawson South Stage 2
  • Greenway East Estate Development Plan, Calibre Group
  • Planning Study to support Territory Plan Variation – Kaleen Sports Club site, Eastlake Group
  • 219 Northbourne Avenue – development approvals and pre-DA communication consultation for adaptive reuse of Northbourne House for hotel and mixed-use developed including 26 apartments
  • Hockey ACT – de-concession of Lyneham and Greenway sites, lease variations, design and siting DA
  • Kamberra on Federal – planning report to support Territory Plan Variation
  • Community Consultation for Issacs Ridge mountain bike trail upgrade, ACT Government
  • Ginninderra Medical Centre – planning assessment
  • Land Management Agreement and land management report for rural block in Majura
  • Statement of Environmental Effects – Waste Water Pump Station, University of Newcastle
  • Review of Environmental Factors for capacity upgrades to Morpeth and Dunmore bridges, NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (now Roads and Maritime Services)
  • Approvals Strategy for Hydro Aluminium, Loxford NSW
  • Environmental Assessment Scoping Report for Eraring Energy upgrade project
  • Blackmans Flat Waste Management Facility EIS, Lithgow City Council.


  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Geography, University of New South Wales, 2000


  • Member – Master Builders ACT
  • Member – Property Council of Australia
  • Associate Member – Planning Institute of Australia


Clients Represented

  • Riverview Group
  • Land Development Agency
  • Per-se Developments
  • SMEC
  • Calibre Group
  • RD Gossip
  • Eastlake Group
  • Elvin Group
  • HTI Group
  • Capital Holdings Group
  • Hockey ACT
  • Territory & Municipal Services Directorate
  • Eraring Energy (now Origin Energy)
  • Weston Aluminium
  • Lithgow City Council
  • Department of Defence