Planning is hard—it pushes our knowledge, our capacity, and the boundaries between our disciplines.
At ADDO we design and deliver bespoke and core training for Victoria’s whole planning ecosystem. We blend research with practice, and we work with fellow industry leaders to energise, inform, connect—and inspire.
Inspiring planning can build great careers, so we bring you all the tools.
At ADDO, we’re not just inspiring planners, we’re inspiring planning.
As ADDO’s Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte takes up the mantle of John’s founding work, evolving the original vision of inspiring planning training for the Victorian planning ecosystem.
After graduating with Honours from RMIT’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, Charlotte spent a number of years as a senior town planner for Glossop Town Planning.
Charlotte now combines operational acuity with a passion for training design to manage on-the-ground delivery for ADDO.
As ADDO founder, John has laid the foundations for inspiring planning training—and continues as facilitator and trainer today.
John is a qualified town planner, with over twenty years experience as a consultant, as well as lecturing and tutoring at Deakin University, Victoria University, Latrobe University and RMIT University. For more than a decade John has designed and delivered planning training
to government, statutory, and private organisations throughout Victoria.
John’s abiding passion for planning is underpinned by a life’s work including membership on the ResCode Advisory Committee, PIA fellowship, regular expert witness appearances at VCAT, and work in residential, commercial and industrial project quality planning training.
As consultant at ADDO, Matthew leverages deep experience as a qualified planner, planning advocate and educator to help design and develop programs that engage, educate and inspire.
A senior lecturer and tutor at RMIT’s postgraduate planning program, Matthew’s clear communication and hard work underpin his leadership in the sector.
With a special knowledge of catchment management and planning in water quality protection, and experience resolving complex projects across residential, commercial, and industrial matters, Matthew enriches ADDO’s training design and delivery.
Glossop Town Planning
RM Consulting Group
Glossop Town Planning
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Wurundjuri people of the Kulin nation and the Traditional Aboriginal Owners of Country throughout Victoria. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and to the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal people.