Principal, Urban Planning, Ramboll

Craig Niles is an urban planner with 25 years’ experience leading teams on urban development and infrastructure projects, specialising in strategic planning, master planning, policy development and smart cities. Craig has considerable maritime and ports experience, having undertaken a various marina feasibility studies, new wharf feasibility studies, port master plans and maritime/waterfront land use assessments. Craig recently completed the Carrington Precinct Plan for the Port of Newcastle which focussed on a long term strategic road map for a sustainable mixed cargo precinct. Recently, Craig has led the review of planning policies for Special Activation Precincts and Regional Job Precincts in Wagga Wagga, Moree, Narrabri, Namoi Region and Albury, giving Craig a deep insight into the complex nature of regional economies as well as the reliance of regional communities on investment in infrastructure, liveability and resilience. Craig is also currently the team leader of the Ramboll team delivering the ASEAN Australian Smart Cities Trust Fund delivering smart city programs and strategies across 24 South East Asian cities.