Mark Doonar

One of Articulous’ new Project Managers is Mark Doonar. Mark has 30+ years’ experience in facilitation and engagement in urban development and the not-for-profit sectors.  

Mark has worked across Commonwealth, State, Territory and Local Governments, Private Clients, Not-for-Profit Community Organisations, and For-Purpose Organisations.

Mark is a qualified urban and regional planner, with extensive experience in urban design facilitation and community engagement, and is IAP2 qualified. 

Communications

  • Has been the go-to professional for both small local and large national clients, providing
    strategic hands-on guidance to key executives who are under pressure to get across their complex projects and to keep them moving
  • Lead and managed multi-disciplinary teams on difficult projects requiring the team members and the client to work together across political and community interests,
    property development pressures, urban planning policies, and construction and infrastructure delivery timelines
  • Lead and managed the communications and engagement programs and presentation of complex projects to different audiences
  • Created the pitch and written the detailed content of complex and controversial projects as they moved through development assessment and public enquiry hurdles

Engagement

  • Integrated community and stakeholder engagement into complex planning and design projects and processes
  • Facilitated numerous internal and external workshops, forums, public meetings, assessment panel presentations, Enquiry by Design workshops, charrettes, seminars, etc
  • Facilitated and managed a number of high-profile community interest forums and seminars such as the Qld Government’s Annual Planning Summits to review the Qld Planning Legislation, the BDA Committee for Brisbane’s monthly seminars, QShelter’s annual Conference, and the Lady Musgrave Trust’s annual Women in Homelessness Forum
  • Briefed, co-ordinated and managed numerous panels and interactive workshops of eminent speakers and high profile political and community decision makers for business association seminars and forums