Nicola Smith Director

Noor Shamsul

Senior Planner

Masters of Urban Planning (2012)

Bachelor of Environments (UD&UP) (2010)

Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (MPIA)


Noor is a qualified planner with more than three years’ experience. As an accredited practitioner, she has established herself as a skilful planner with knowledge and expertise in a multitude of planning matters.


Her skill-base includes a strong understanding of the Victorian Planning Provisions and its application in a practical context. In addition, Noor has a deep and applied understanding of the structure planning process and its intricacies. This understanding includes the ability to negotiate and consult with a variety of technical and government practitioners to provide a holistic and thorough outcome.


Noor also has skills covering community engagement and urban design.  Her comprehensive skillset and her results focused attitude, combined with the desire to achieve the best commercial result for clients, make Noor an invaluable part of the Niche Planning Studio team.

Noor’s commitment to the industry is evident through her ongoing work at Niche Planning Studio as well as her voluntary commitments outside Niche. She has provided educational support as a sessional tutor at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University in planning related subjects. Noor has also been an integral part of the organising committee for the 2015 Planning National Congress and a volunteer community engagement officer during consultation periods for Plan Melbourne.

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