District Commissioner – North

Headshot of North District Commissioner Dr Deborah Dearing

Dr Deborah Dearing

Dr Deborah Dearing is widely recognised for her leadership in improving the design quality of cities and communities. She has over 30 years of international experience in urban design, strategic land-use planning, heritage conservation, affordable housing and property development in both public and private sectors.

Dr Dearing has held senior executive roles with the NSW Department of Planning, Architectus and Stockland, and board positions with the Australian Institute of Architects, City West Housing, Livable Housing Australia and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

She has received numerous prestigious awards, including Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Architects for service to architecture and urban design, the NAWIC Ryder Hunt Award for leadership in the Construction and Development Industry and the Henry Davis York Prize for Environmental Law. She is a member of Sydney University's Henry Halloran Trust and the NSW Heritage Council.

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