$50 Million Agribusiness Investment in Adelaide’s North

South Australia’s Mitolo Group is investing $50 million in a significant expansion of its processing, packing, distribution and administration headquarters.  The planned expansion of the Group’s Virginia facility has been declared a “major development” by the SA Minister for Planning.  URPS is excited to be managing the planning process for this world class production facility. […]

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The Location. The Challenge. The Success.

Space is at a premium in many Melbourne neighbourhoods characterised by highly urbanised, cheek-by-jowl buildings.  Heritage is also a significant component of inner Melbourne’s attractiveness that provides an additional layer of complexity when undertaking development. Design excellence is required to deliver outcomes that are sensitive to existing heritage fabric, responds to the physical constraints of […]

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Driveways: In or Out?

One of the more confusing development assessment issues confronting infill development in South Australia is whether common driveways are included in the calculation of average site areas. There have been previous rulings by the ERD Court excluding common driveways from the calculation of site area.  Importantly, the Court has emphasised that it is a question […]

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Sunny Future for Port Augusta

The combination of renewable energy companies innovating, assessing authorities taking a pragmatic approach to design detail for large-scale projects and a regional community embracing new technology as an economic driver means that Port Augusta has a bright future.

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