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Dorte Ekelund

Principal Advisor - Smart Cities, Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation

About Dorte Ekelund

Dorte Ekelund is an urban planner and former Director-General of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate of the ACT Government.

She formerly was formely the head of the Major Cities Unit, the Australian Government’s think tank on urban policy issues. Prior to that she held roles as the Deputy Director General, WA Department for Planning and Infrastructure, and Deputy Chief Planning Executive, ACT Planning and Land Authority.

Dorte is experienced in urban development coordination, infrastructure planning, statutory planning, planning system reform and governance reform.

Dorte has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Class 1 Honours) and an MBA.
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