Trevor Budge is the Manager Regional Sustainable Development at the City of Greater Bendigo. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Community Planning and Development Program at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University.
He is a former State President of the Planning Institute of Australia, and is a Life Fellow and has a National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute including for his work on the seven year post tsunami project in Sri Lanka .
He became a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2011 for service to town planning, particularly the development of regional and rural communities in Victoria, and to education. He was in the early 1980s the Regional Planning Director of the Tamar Regional Planning Authority in Launceston, a Ministerial appointee for six years of the Victorian Catchment Management Council and a founding member on the Victoria Walks Board. He is currently a Ministerial appointee on the Board of the Victorian Planning Authority
He has worked extensively for state, regional and local government, conducted his own consulting business for 16 years including a number of projects in Tasmania and for 12 years taught at RMIT and La Trobe universities in planning and community development.