Lucinda Molloy has worked in urban planning and public policy in both the government and private sectors, and has a range of research and public policy expertise across; statutory, strategic and social planning; qualitative and quantitative research analysis; stakeholder engagement; and public policy analysis. She has worked with a full range of stakeholders across government and non-government organisations, community and industry groups.
Prior to working at UTS, Lucinda’s role at the City of Sydney Council exposed her to all aspects of strategic and statutory planning. She was instrumental in monitoring and reviewing the City’s Affordable Rental Housing Strategy, and was responsible for the research, preparation and implementation of several Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan amendments. In the Planning Assessments Unit Lucinda determined a large number of development applications across residential, commercial and industrial land uses, and prepared statements for the NSW Land and Environment Court. At Urbis Pty Ltd, Lucinda worked in the Social Policy unit, where she gained experience across a wide range of social planning and research projects, including areas such as social impact assessment, community development, crime prevention through environmental design, and community consultation.
Lucinda has experience in both qualitative and quantitative research, including; conducting interviews with key stakeholders; facilitating focus groups; coding and analysing data; and conducting literature reviews. She is also a co-author of a research paper published in the Journal of Public Health, which explores engagement around housing, health and masterplanning.
- Dean's Honours List 2006 (UNSW)
This discussion paper explores the issues that impact the financial and operational sustainability of rural councils. The paper synthesises existing empirical work as a basis for developing shared agreement on: (a) a detailed portrait of the 38 rural Victorian councils, demographically, spatially and financially; and (b) key areas for building strategic capacity and more effective local government.
This report identifies the factors contributing to building strong sustainable regional capitals and regions and local government's role in regional development.