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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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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A Great Honour for One of Our Own

Angela Hazebroek has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen’s birthday honours. We listed some of the highlights of Angela’s career in a previous article about her elevation to Life Fellow of the Planning Institute late last year, so we won’t go over them again. But forgive us if we […]

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Presentations that Inform, Persuade and Motivate

Many contentious planning matters are determined in public forums by panels or committees.  The ability of planners to present well in these forums is critical to procedural fairness and good decision making generally. Our Managing Director, Marcus Rolfe, ran a seminar on behalf of the Planning Institute of Australia SA Division last week focused on […]

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How Many Planners Does it Take to Build a House?

Special thanks to all those who sponsored the building materials for Grazio and Marcus’ construction efforts in Cambodia recently. Habitat for Humanity mobilises families, volunteers and corporate partners to build housing for low-incomes households across the world.  They believe that a decent home provides an important foundation for families to be healthier, happier and more […]

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Ready for a Career Move?

URPS is a dynamic and diverse firm of urban and regional planners with offices in Adelaide and Melbourne. We are focused on shaping great communities and offer a professional and positive workplace environment along with a supportive, team-oriented culture. We pride ourselves on exceptional client service and excellence in the quality of advice we deliver. […]

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Disability Access and Inclusion Planning

Tyler has an acquired brain injury. A fall from his bike when he was twelve years old – no helmet. He wants to tell his story because he knows it will help others. We met Tyler at the Youth Disability Inclusion Forum in August 2018, hosted by the City of Salisbury and Julia Farr Youth. […]

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