Veris welcomes Maureen Benier to the Victoria team

Town Planning Urban Design
Apr 10, 2019

Veris is fast shaping into the go-to consultants for developers looking for efficient and practical solutions. We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Maureen Benier as the Urban Design Team leader, to set the pathway to deliver to our clients not only practical and efficient masterplans, but innovative and creative solutions that unlock site constraints and provide optimum outcomes for new development.


Maureen comes from the private sector, is a registered architect and has practiced as an urban designer for over 20 years. Her project experience straddles across inner urban to regional communities. Leading design for sustainability in Greenfield communities, she seeks to deliver out of the box solutions that test current thinking and delivers optimum outcomes. Maureen applies a practical approach to design and management systems where her background in architecture provides insight to constructability and cost efficiencies. Highly skilled in human centred design and place making, she is determined to create liveable environments for communities to excel.

Maureen is a respected and well known professional in the industry, and enjoys working collaboratively across different industries to deliver a shared value for better outcomes. She previously set up the urban design unit for Ratio Consultants, has worked at numerous large organisations including Cox Architects, Castles Stephenson and Turner and has dealt with large corporations such as VicUrban (now Development Victoria). Maureen brings a wealth of Greenfield masterplanning experience from her own business of 12 years. She has extensive experience in delivering Design Guidelines and the setting up and running of assessments for Design Review Committees / Owners Corporations for residential masterplanned developments.


At Veris, we are excited at the opportunity for further creativity and innovation within our subdivision and development feasibility work. The added support of our multi-skilled platform will assist Maureen to grow our urban design team to be leaders of our industry.


Brendan Munari

Acting Regional Manager - VIC/SA/TAS
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With over 30 years’ of industry experience working on major infrastructure and urban development projects in Victoria, he provides clients with practical solutions with a strong focus on project delivery and satisfaction.

Brendan joined Veris in 2017 after 13 years as Survey Manager at SMEC