John Hepper, Director / Planner

John Hepper

Director / Planner

John is a natural at his work, bringing his passion for an active life, a deep respect for communities and their interests and his skills in communication to the creation of inspiring places. A co-founder of our firm, John has worked in tourism, recreation and environmental planning involving all levels of government and the private sector for over 30 years.

John is widely regarded for his enthusiasm and inspiration in nature-based tourism planning – a reputation that has led people from elsewhere in Australia and South East Asia to seek his services in preparing destination tourism plans, concept plans and impact assessments.

He believes that great place-making, whether in nature or our communities, is something that goes beyond the physical setting, to include engagement and respect with those that own, manage or enjoy the place.

He loves to have some adventure and gets involved with rowing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, bushwalking and bike riding. Back in the city, its all about the Richmond Tigers, growing his vegetables, dreaming about the next adventure and enjoying a good coffee.