Kath McClusky - Director of Planning and Sustainable Futures


Kathleen McClusky joined Yarra Ranges Council as Director of Planning, Design and Development in late 2019.

Kath has more than 21 years’ experience in Local Government, coming to Yarra Ranges from Hobsons Bay City Council where she worked as Manager of Strategy and Advocacy and interim Director of Strategic Development and Planning.

A qualified Planner who has specialised in strategic and land use planning, with experience in social and sustainability planning, Kathleen is a passionate leader of people, a strong advocate for evidence-based, integrated strategic planning, and is committed to improving outcomes for the community in the planning and economic development functions of Council.

The Planning, Design and Development Directorate includes Statutory Planning and Building Services, Strategic Planning, Place Planning and Urban Design, Strategic Projects and Economic Development, among other teams.