Mr Ed (Edward) Wensing

LESD Cert Canberra CIT, BA (Hons) ANU
PhD Scholar, National Centre for Indigeous Studies
College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 041 930 2887

Areas of expertise

  • Urban And Regional Planning 1205
  • Community Planning 120501
  • Regional Analysis And Development 120505
  • Urban And Regional Planning Not Elsewhere Classified 120599
  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Policy 160501
  • Public Policy 160510

Research interests

Ed's current research interests include:

native title rights and interests, statutory land rights regimes and conventional land tenure systems;

land use planning and the accommodation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rights, interests, needs, values and aspirations;

land use planning and emergency planning and managent, especially in remote Indigenous communities;

Canberra's unique planning history and land tenure system;

local government restructurung and reform.



Ed is an experienced urban and regional planner, policy analyst and academic.  Ed has held senior positions in government, the private sector and with NGOs and professional associations.  Ed has worked across all jurisdictions in Australia and has an extensive practical knowledge and understanding of Commonwealth, State and Territory laws and regulations relating to land tenure, statutory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights, native title rights and interests, land use planning, environmental protection, cultural heritage protection and management, naturka resource management and the roles and resoponsibilities of local government.  Ed has also engaged in teaching and research in various fields at the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Griffith University, University of Western Sydney, University of New South Wales and James Cook University. 


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