鶹Ƶ


Upcoming Events

Follow us on social media for the latest on WPN events and news


About WPN

VIC WPN Convenor - Catherine Sherwin M鶹Ƶ

WPN formed as a not-for-profit organisation in 1994 to promote the role and interests of women in the planning and development industry. In the years since then, we have delivered research, programs, events and support to benefit women involved in planning and allied professions.

We have seen a transformation with more women in senior roles and working in the planning and development industries. Today, women enjoy a higher profile in the profession and many women involved in the network hold senior positions.

In 2014 we changed our operating structure away from being an incorporated association (where operating costs outweighed benefits due to no recurrent funding) to being a network of 鶹Ƶ. This way we can be more strategic and better use energy and resources to deliver our mission.

See the 2009 WPN History Research Paper here

If you would like to contact the VIC WPN email vic@planning.org.au


Female Achiever of the Year (FAY)

鶹Ƶ Victoria’s Women’s Planning Network (WPN) awards an annual Female Achiever of the Year.

More about FAY


Can I be involved?

There are many ways you can become involved in the WPN. What is it you are passionate about? Would you like to be involved in organising and/or running one of our events or programs? Would you like to write a piece for 鶹Ƶ? There is no formal membership to the network, but committee members must be current members of 鶹Ƶ.

Click here to see the current Vic WPN committee member list.

Our Mission: WPN

inspires, supports and advances women throughout their careers, raises the profile of women as leaders in their profession and includes their perspectives and attributes to planning and development policies and programs”.

Core Functions

The WPN will continue the following core functions under the 鶹Ƶ umbrella:

The promotion, support and education of women within the planning and built environment industry within Victoria.
Raising the profile of professional women in planning through facilitation, engagement and professional development.