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As the Associate in the Western Australian Of ce of the Government Architect, Melinda Payne has provided strategic design advice on major state projects such as the new Perth Stadium, the Western Australian Museum and Elizabeth Quay, as well as leading several signi cant design policy initiatives. Before joining the public service, she had a ten-year practice career and was involved in education and civic projects awarded by both the Australian Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Melinda has extensive experience in design review for government. A dedicated advocate for the value of good design, she has served on judging panels for a number of international design competitions, has been an awards juror, and has sat on academic boards and institutional design advisory committees. In addition to teaching and design jury roles at both The University of Western Australia and Curtin University schools of architecture, Melinda has written on design for industry and wider audiences.

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