URPS is a dynamic
and diverse firm
of urban and
regional planners.


Whether we are facilitating a multi-storey mixed-use building close to the city, investigating policy options for job creation or engaging with people about changes in our climate, our focus remains on shaping great communities.


Latest News

Welcome to Pip and Georgia

Great people are essential to shaping great communities.  This is why we are excited to welcome two more great people to the URPS team. Pip Williams has joined us as a social scientist/social planner, her 25 years’ experience also covering community engagement. Widely published on public health, ageing, work-life-community integration, social support, community development and [...]
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Making Adelaide Loveable

“How do we make Adelaide a loveable city, not just a liveable city?” was a key question posed to those who attended the Adelaide Future City seminar hosted by the Capital City Committee. The keynote speaker, Barry Barton from Right Angle Studio, encouraged attendees to not be overly sentimental about old buildings, rather to view [...]
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Welcome Lucas Paterno – Growing URPS’ Victorian Office

We are very excited to welcome Lucas Paterno to URPS. Based in our Melbourne office, Lucas’ focus is on statutory planning, approvals facilitation, and urban design services to private and public sectors. Lucas has a background in architectural drafting and urban design, experience that proved invaluable in his role overseeing the development approvals for the [...]
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Seriously at Variance Needs to be Just That – Serious

Determining if a proposal is “seriously at variance” with Development Plan policy can be challenging. The implications of such a determination are significant given the South Australian Development Act states that a planning authority must not grant consent to any development application that is seriously at variance. Woolworths Ltd recently proposed the replacement of a [...]
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