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

Delivering New Planning Policy and Planning Reform Together

Back in early February, we posted an article explaining why the continuation and finalisation of Development Plan Amendments (DPAs) was important in the lead up to the implementation of the Planning and Design Code in South Australia. Following on from this, we are pleased to see a number of DPAs URPS has been drafting reach [...]
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The Cullinan – A Sparkling Addition to Adelaide

Undertaking transformative development isn’t easy.  It takes clear vision and design skill, as well as lots of negotiation and adaptation. These attributes were never more on display than during the design and assessment process for the recently approved Cullinan development, located on Waymouth Street at the south-west corner of Light Square. The design team for [...]
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Net Community Benefit a Flexible Approach to Assessment

Development assessment typically focuses on the consideration of impacts and determination of whether such impacts are acceptable to surrounding established activities. The concept of net community benefit brings a different approach to development assessment, with attention given to whether the community will benefit sufficiently for the impacts anticipated.  In other words, whether the pros for [...]
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COVID-19 – Our Office Return

We are very pleased, like everyone no doubt, to see the COVID-19 situation is under control here in South Australia. In line with recent lifting of various government restrictions we are returning to the URPS office on Monday 11 May 2020. Appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices will be maintained in our office and when [...]
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