David Hodge

Senior Consultant

David Hodge

The Intrapac name is associated with places that are well built. There is clear custodianship and care in the places we create. We believe that in order to differentiate ourselves, we have to do things differently, and better - more creatively and more sustainably.

Specialising in property, infrastructure, urban planning, senior consultant David Hodge draws on a wealth of expertise in major project facilitation to secure complex government projects and tenders at Intrapac Property.

Formerly a senior executive within the Victorian Government, responsible for Victorian Urban Planning and Building regulation systems; and executive director of Victoria’s Major Projects unit, David has been a key figure behind many landmark projects, with high level experience in ports, rail, public transport and major urban renewal.

As director of Planning and Environment for the Housing Industry Association, David gained a deep knowledge on the Australian housing and land development sector. He has also consulted for a number of Top 100 ASX-listed companies on property and infrastructure development, including major urban renewal and infrastructure projects. This valuable inside perspective enables him to creatively and deftly navigate the competitive market, with the tenacity to see ambitious ideas through to completion.

“Intrapac takes on projects that give us an opportunity to increase our scope and capabilities. Some are difficult to realise – bigger companies have walked away from them. Being a small team enables us to do things differently, and in an agile way. You can act on opportunities, as well as hurdles, very quickly and easily.”

A solid level of trust, a flat business structure and a cohesive team collaboration empowers staff to be proactive with initiatives that seem risky, but over time, become the standard of exemplary development. David takes pride in Intrapac’s pursuit of development work grounded in ethics, noting that beyond its portfolio of successful communities, a key aspect of Intrapac’s great legacy is its enduring presence as a company.

“With public perception of the word ‘developer’, there can be an unconscious bias toward an idea of someone who is dishonest, and unethical. My opinion is that every member of this team works extremely hard, in line with our values of sustainability and civic responsibility, to continually ensure we cannot be catalogued in that genre.”