Our young planner Tom O’Connor was named 2015 Future Leader of the Year by the Property Council of Australia. This award acknowledges, encourages, and promotes the positive contribution made by young professionals to the property industry. Tom is engaged with the property industry through his full-time work as a Town Planner, voluntary representation on the Battery Point Advisory Committee and Young Planners Executive Committee, and written contributions in leading planning publications. He has also been a frontrunner in bushfire planning in Tasmania. We commend Tom’s efforts and are confident that his initiative and drive will continue to provide benefit to the planning and property industries and the Tasmanian community.