Regional ELTP Participant Profile

Eilish Pankhurst is a Scholar placed in the regional headquarter of Parkes with RMS. Studying a Bachelor of City Planning, she has been involved in placements working on Land Use Assessment and now recently Regional Planning and Analysis.

Did you know that there have been many developments in wind and solar farms across NSW? During her first placement at RMS Land Use Assessment, Eilish encountered a large number of application referrals for these farms.

Her current work oversees the safety and efficiency of road corridors and networks, creating strategies to address issues or improve existing road conditions. She is also part of the team involved in converting Corridor Plans to align with the Future Transport 2056 format.

The breadth of tasks means there’s rarely a typical day at work.

“My workday can involve attending a meeting with my manager or team, going to a site visit, being involved in writing documents for business cases or updating the corridor strategies.”

When asked what she enjoys the most about the work, Eilish says “I have had exposure to statutory planning and development assessment, as well as strategic planning for key corridors…it has been great to have this exposure so early on in my career”.

Eilish Pankhurst is a Scholar placed in the regional headquarter of Parkes with RMS. Studying a Bachelor of City Planning, she has been involved in placements working on Land Use Assessment and now recently Regional Planning and Analysis.

Did you know that there have been many developments in wind and solar farms across NSW? During her first placement at RMS Land Use Assessment, Eilish encountered a large number of application referrals for these farms.

Her current work oversees the safety and efficiency of road corridors and networks, creating strategies to address issues or improve existing road conditions. She is also part of the team involved in converting Corridor Plans to align with the Future Transport 2056 format.

The breadth of tasks means there’s rarely a typical day at work.

“My workday can involve attending a meeting with my manager or team, going to a site visit, being involved in writing documents for business cases or updating the corridor strategies.”

When asked what she enjoys the most about the work, Eilish says “I have had exposure to statutory planning and development assessment, as well as strategic planning for key corridors…it has been great to have this exposure so early on in my career”.