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Liam Walsh





MSt in Sustainability Leadership (IDBE), University of Cambridge (2023)

Bachelor of City Planning (2011), University of New South Wales (First Class Honours)

​Member, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) / reciprocal member RTPI (UK)


Climate infrastructure risk assessment Climate analytics

Sustainability adaptation

Business case delivery and assurance

Economic and financial evaluation
Demand modelling
Industry and impact analysis
Demographic analysis

Data solutions
Data strategy
Analytics and insights

Liam is a land use specialist with a background in economic planning, infrastructure advisory and sustainability. He specialises in technical application of spatial data (GIS) and analytics to deliver solutions to land use, transport and sustainability challenges. He works across the built environment, digital transformation and financial risk sectors.

Liam recently returned to Australia in late 2023, after completing a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Pomeroy Academy Scholarship recipient. While in the UK, Liam worked across land use, spatial data and economic projects for a range of clients including the London Borough of Wandsworth and Richmond Upon Thames, Department of Levelling Up and the Slovakian Government.

Liam has worked in consultancy for the past 15 years successfully delivering on major land use, transport and sustainability projects.


In this report, we have explored the socio-economic development of Western Sydney from 2016 to 2021.


We highlight changes in levels of disadvantage in historically underrepresented communities across Australia. By analysing the Australian Bureau of Statistics' SEIFA rankings, we reveal a significant rise in relative disadvantage within Western Sydney. This underscores the need for targeted intervention and support.

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