Linda Blinkhorn

Bachelor of Town Planning, University of New South Wales
Master of Policy Studies, University of New South Wales
PRINCE 2 Foundation Certificate.

Linda is a policy and strategy expert with a wealth of experience in social and affordable housing and urban planning. Working at senior levels in state government she has extensive senior-level experience working with all state agencies, the private sector, local councils and community housing providers to negotiate social and affordable housing outcomes and to develop and review State Environmental Planning Policies and metropolitan and regional planning strategies. Prior to joining Urbanista, Linda was Director Portfolio at NSW Land and Housing Corporation where she successfully led implementation of major reforms to renew the social housing portfolio. 

Core Competencies
  • Leading reforms and strategy development
  • Policy analysis, review and implementation
  • Housing needs analysis and strategy development 
  • Strategic planning and urban policy 
  • Preparation of business cases and funding bids
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • Report writing and presentations

Proven Record In
  • Project scoping, management and implementation
  • Strategy formulation in urban planning and housing
  • Linking planning and affordable housing outcomes
  • Assessing current and future housing demand and housing need
  • Assessment of urban renewal potential
  • Stakeholder engagement, presentations and facilitation


t. 02 9211 3033     e.
Suite 66 No 89 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia