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Liz Mackevicius

Senior Associate, Melbourne Practice Leader and Partner
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development (Hons), Masters of Urban Management
03 8616 0331

Liz joined SGS after spending a number of years working in State and Local Government, as well as in the private sector. With over a decade of public policy experience, she has strong analytical, conceptual and project management experience. Her expertise extends across a range of topic areas, including land use and transport, retail and activity centres, demographics, urban economics, and employment and feasibility analysis.

Since joining SGS, Liz has been involved in a number of projects including:

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – National Cities Performance Framework
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic) - Plan Melbourne Monitoring and Reporting Framework
  • Department of Education and Training (Vic) – Established Area School Investment Plan
  • Department of Planning and Environment, and Greater Sydney Commission – Draft District Plan technical and policy support
  • Infrastructure Victoria – Review of Victoria’s population and demographic modelling system
  • Tauranga City Council (NZ) – Urban Centres Technical Assessment
  • City of Melbourne - West Melbourne Structure Plan: Economic Inputs
  • Maribyrnong City Council – Housing Strategy Review

During her time at the Victorian State Government, Liz led teams contributing to a number of significant projects and policy reforms including Plan Melbourne, Melbourne Metro Rail project, Retail Policy and policy work for Regional Development Victoria. These projects required an understanding of demographic, transport, economic and employment dynamics, as well as expertise in conceptual thinking and establishing analytical frameworks and approaches.

Prior to joining SGS, Liz was the Strategic Research and Policy Coordinator (City Strategy) at City of Yarra. In this role, Liz coordinated the Economic Development, Strategic Planning, Social Policy and Urban Design teams to facilitate a city-wide evidence based strategy for Yarra’s growth and change. This involved managing complex and competing stakeholders as part of the Liveable Yarra project; a citizen jury community consultation to inform planning for Yarra's future.