Rebecca Rutschack

Rebecca Rutschack

Rebecca is an experienced development facilitator known for clear communication, excellent negotiation skills, fresh ideas, practical solutions and having an eye for detail.

She understands that economics are a significant driver of development. Rebecca also understands that planning provisions are a reflection of community attitudes towards acceptable development. This understanding helps her to position development, so it is economically viable, attractive to the market and satisfies the key planning tests.

Given her background as the Assessment Manager at the City of Adelaide, Rebecca specialises in planning and development facilitation in the City. This ranges from the most complex multi-million-dollar high rise development to the smallest change of use and everything in between.

The Pre-Lodgment Panel and Design Review processes are second nature to Rebecca, as is appearing before the State Commission Assessment Panel. 

Rebecca has also worked for several other Councils across greater metropolitan Adelaide giving her a diverse planning skillset and network. It is estimated that Rebecca has appeared at more than 200 Council Assessment Panel meetings throughout her career.

Rebecca’s invaluable Local Government experience means that she knows what information assessing authorities need to determine development applications quickly and easily. She is able to talk the talk with the key specialists involved such as traffic/lighting/acoustic engineers, heritage architects and environmental scientists.

Areas of expertise

Development Assessment and Facilitation

Advice and Negotiation

Appearance before Council Assessment Panels

Representation at ERD Court Conferences


Bachelor of Planning with Honours, University of South Australia (1997)


Accredited Professional Level 1 and 2 (Accredited Professionals Scheme)

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia