Matthew Buckmaster
Associate Director

BA (Planning) (Honours)

Registered Member of PIA

Cert IV Landscape design


Matthew is a qualified Urban and Regional Planner with over sixteen years’ experience in a wide range of planning and development roles in government and the private sector across Victoria.

After more than a decade working local government, Matthew established his own planning firm, and four years later joined the team at Niche Planning Studio as Associate Director.

Matthew is experienced in motivating teams and providing mentoring to colleagues to improve their capabilities to drive positive outcomes. He believes that excellent communication, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, and his ability to deal professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, are some of his greatest strengths.

An experienced advocate at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Matthew has represented both Council and permit applicants in a variety of land use and development applications, ranging from residential developments to rural and commercial proposals.

See Matthew's Resume