Another Key Appointment at URPS

We are thrilled to have Theresa James join URPS. With many years in Local Government, Theresa loves development facilitation.  She loves finding inventive ways for development to be assessed as simply as possible and forging personal connections during the assessment process. Theresa’s technical know-how means that she can easily engage with experts in areas as […]

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Expanding Our Community Engagement Capacity

Anna Deller-Coombs is our exciting new recruit at URPS. Anna understands the DNA of engagement.  She has led community engagement activities for a variety of organisations, including training and upskilling staff in approaches that increase community participation to improve decision making. An empathetic relationship builder, Anna’s engagement approach brings together disparate views to build consensus. […]

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Social Planning More Important than Ever

Caro Mader is our newest social planner and Associate Director at URPS. Caro is a highly experienced social planner, community development practitioner and university lecturer. She is a leader in the fields of social policy and strategy development, community participation and citizenship, social research and community engagement. During her lengthy career in local government, Caro […]

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Welcome Andrew Chown

We are very excited to have Andrew Chown join us as a Senior Associate.  Andrew is a specialist policy and strategic planner who is also a skilled project manager.  He has prepared and managed many Development Plan Amendments, strategic plans and a range of different planning, economic development and community projects in both urban and […]

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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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COVID-19 Strategy

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we have had to adapt the way we work so that we can continue to meet your needs.  We have technology in place for the URPS team to be working remotely from this Friday, 20 March 2020. All staff remain contactable by phone and email and our office line remains open. Being […]

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Are you the Strategic / Policy Planner for our Adelaide Office?

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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Welcome Billsy!

We are excited to announce that David Bills has joined URPS as an Associate Director. David joins our growing team with over 20 years’ experience as a planner. David is a trusted and highly skilled senior practitioner with extensive knowledge and expertise in large complex statutory proposals, major project facilitation, strategic planning, greenfield and infill […]

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Rebecca Gosling joins URPS as an Associate

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Gosling has joined URPS as an Associate. Rebecca joins our Development Facilitation team following 9 years in Local Government including 3 years at Adelaide Plains Council and 6 years at the City of Charles Sturt where she rose to the position of Senior Planner in 2016. Her diverse […]

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Australian National Outlook 2019 – Better with Ice Cream

The 2019 Planning Institute of Australia – Victoria State Planning Symposium included a variety of energising speakers and thought provoking topics.  Of interest to us was discussion about the CSIRO’s recently published report “The Australian National Outlook 2019”. People from more than 20 non-government organisations met every three months over two years to study and […]

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