Kanella Hope established Planned Focus in 2018.

Kanella is the Director and Principal Planner.

Kanella was previously the Manager of Planning WA with Calibre (formerly TME), and she has worked extensively in both government at senior management level and as a consultant over the last 22 years.  She has worked alongside a broad cross section of clients and interests, in all manner of land use planning matters, in Western Australia and Victoria.

Kanella is passionate about planning and achieving good outcomes that benefit communities. 
She is a strategic and practical thinker that understands from broad experience, the planning system, planning issues and strategic planning from different perspectives.

She loves grabbing an idea, examining and challenging it and then forming this into realistic action and tangible outcomes.

Planned Focus is a member of the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Kanella is a member of:

  • Planning Institute of Australia;
  • Bunbury Development Committee;
  • A Development Assessment Panel member; and
  • Bunbury Geographe Planning Consultant Group.

Kanella loves living in the South West and exploring Western Australia, and she is actively involved in the local community including the City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club, Bunbury Primary School Board, and Dynamo’s Soccer Club.