John McInerney appointed a Member of the Order of Australia.

We are delighted to note that Australia Day 2017 saw John McInerney appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to town planning, and to architecture, to professional organisations, to local government, and to the community”. This is in recognition of the outstanding contributions he has made in numerous areas. This includes:

  • Patron of the Walter Burley Griffin Society
  • Chair of the Millers Point Resident Action Group (RAG), and member of the Working Party and Millers Point Fund Inc
  • Councillor at the City of Sydney 2004 - 2012, including being Deputy Lord Mayor 2004 - 2005
  • President of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) 2002 to 2004 and life fellow since 2006
  • Recipient of the PIA’s Sydney Luker Memorial Medal, 2008
  • Recipient of the Exemplar Award, Year of the Built Environment, 2004
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects since 2003
  • Chairman of the National Capital Planning and Land Council (2003-2006)
  • Inaugural commissioner of Land and Planning, ACT Government (1997-2003)
  • Member of the Perisher Design Review Panel (2003-2006)
  • Member of the Griffin Legacy Review Committee, National Capital Authority (2003-2006)
  • City planner and manager at the City of Sydney (1991-1996)
  • Manager city planning and development at the City of Melbourne (1985-1991)
  • City architect/planner at the City of Heidelberg (1974-1985)
  • Senior planner at the National Capital Development Commission, Canberra (1970-1974)
  • Senior architect/planner at the Hudson River Valley Commission in the US

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