Leanne McGuirk

Director Place, Community and Economic Development

Director since 2019

In partnership with our local community, Leanne and her team are passionate about creating strong communities and great places through the revitalisation of our towns, whilst supporting and attracting economic development and investment.


Leanne has extensive experience in both the private and public urban planning and education sectors and has held senior strategic and statutory planning positions at the Shire of Murray and City of Mandurah.

Leanne has also advocated on behalf of local governments, developers and landowners as a former Town Planning consultant. 


  • Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
  • Member of the Leadership Council of Project for Public Places (PPS) - a not-for-profit international organisation helping communities, cities and towns influence their future through place making
  • Member of Economic Development Australia

Responsible For

  • Place making
  • Tourism
  • Events
  • Murray Library
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Youth
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