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

Simon Channon – Promoted to Senior Associate

Simon Channon has been promoted to Senior Associate at URPS and will lead the organisation’s Development Facilitation and Assessment team. Simon joined URPS in 2013 as a planner when URPS merged with Nolan Rumsby Planners. He was promoted to the position of Associate in 2015. Simon’s latest elevation is well deserved and recognises his consistent [...]
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New Leadership at URPS

Matthew King is the new Managing Director of URPS. Matthew brings new ideas and enthusiasm to our ambitions for the growth of URPS.  He is a trusted and skilled member of the URPS management team, well respected by clients and URPS team members alike. This also helps ensure the long-term sustainability of URPS in that [...]
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Active Engagement for an Active State

Being active delivers so many benefits.  These include physical and mental health and wellbeing, opportunity for social connection and learning, chronic disease prevention, creating identity and helping to grow our economy.  For many people, sport and active recreation is an essential part of their community's social fabric. The Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) [...]
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Lucas Paterno Appointed as Director

We are delighted to announce that Lucas Paterno has been appointed as a Director of URPS Melbourne.  This decision recognises his contributions to the growth of the practice. Since joining URPS in early 2018, Lucas has successfully facilitated planning approvals throughout Victoria ranging from small-scale additions in heritage sensitive areas, to multi-level residential/mixed-use developments and [...]
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