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John Sparks  Byron Bay & Bangalow Master Plan JOHN W SPARKS ASTC (Arch) Dip CD, MPIA, ARAIA, FAPI

Managing Director of John Sparks and Associates (now JSA Architects Pty Ltd) from 1975


  •  Diploma of Architecture University of NSW
  •  Chartered Architect NSW o Post-Graduate Diploma of Civic Design
  •  Certified Practicing Planner NSW AFFILIATIONS
  •  Associate of the Royal Australian lnstitute of Architects
  •  Corporate Member of the Planning lnstitute of Australia
  •  Fellow of the Australian Property lnstitute
  •  Former member of the lnternational Federation for Housing and Planning, the Hague, Netherlands
  •  Member of the Retirement Village Association of NSW
  •  Representative on former Ku-ring-gai Education Group, assisting the NSW Premier on Educational issues

John is an Architect and Town Planner, with 35 years experience in architectural design, documentation and administration, urban planning, master planning, land use assessment and the design of new and expanded towns. He established his own private pract¡ce with responsibility for retail, commercial, industrial, houses, medium density residential, child care centres, clubs, ski lodges, rural subdivisions, motels, taverns, retirement villages, health care, recreational, resort, interior commercial fit-outs, civic and urban planning for government, corporate and private clients, sustainable eco-village master planning and resort projects.

Additionally, John

  •  Was a part-time Lecturer and Tutor, School of Town Planning, University of NSW lrom 1969-1977. .
  • Australían delegate to the 30th World Congress of the lnternational Federation for Housing and Planning at Barcelona in 1970 and the Congress at Adelaide in 1986.
  •  Guest Lecturer at UTS Post Graduate Urban Estates Management course and tutorials in 1998-99.
  •  Founding member of the Retirement Village Association, he has published features on design for retirement villages, presented seminars on planning for disabled access and the Master planning of Retirement Villages for the RAIA and Australian Property lnstitute.
  •  Currently represents the API on the preparation of Standards for accessible purpose made buildings for Standards Australia.

He has initiated and contributed to Mobility maps, Development Control Plans on Access and Mobility and Adaptable Housing, access awards and other issues through current involvement in the Willoughby Council Access Committee and the Northern Region Access Forum, as well as contributing to State Environmental policy and planning reviews.


John Sparks PO Box 321 Bangalow NSW 2479

Phone: 0417 088 806

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