Glenn Wheatley is an acoustician with over 15 years’ consulting experience and also holds a Master of Planning from the University of New South Wales.
Glenn has been involved in a vast array of high profile projects across many sectors, including railways and stations, residential and commercial buildings, entertainment and industrial precincts, and major greenfield and urban renewal projects. He also contributes to policy development, most recently working with the City of Sydney’s, with initial guidance that informed their discussion paper: An Open and Creative City: planning for culture and the night time economy, along with a NTE specific review on acoustic policy and regulation for the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Drawing on his comprehensive technical understanding of acoustics coupled with his overarching perspective on policy, Glenn is currently instrumental in the cultivation of a soundscape design approach on Arup projects in Australasia. This aims to broaden the scope of traditional environmental acoustics beyond the realm of noise control, to better consider and plan for the desired soundscapes of our environments. This entails a more holistic approach to acoustic design, to minimise the conflict between design disciplines and planning objectives, and realise more balanced outcomes.