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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A Winning Approach

Connecting People to Place – An age Friendly Way Finding Strategy recently won the 2019 AITPM Excellence Award.  The peak industry accolade in the Traffic and Transport industry, this award recognises professional excellence, encouraging innovation and practices that challenge the standard way that industry approaches their services. Excellence and innovation are standard practice for URPS […]

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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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The Changing Middle Ring – Bringing Quality Aged Care to Modbury

With the exception of some scattered examples, Adelaide’s middle ring Council areas are not typically associated with apartment living.  This is changing as the focus in Adelaide shifts from green fields development to the growth of areas with existing services, infrastructure and access. The Tea Tree Gully Council’s new Urban Core Zone anticipates high quality […]

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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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