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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Continuing to Hit the Engagement Sweet Spot

Community engagement in a world with less face-to-face interaction doesn’t end.  It just changes.  But the fundamentals of successful community engagement remain the same. Our goal is to always hit the ‘engagement sweet spot’.  This is the intersection of three engagement fundamentals as highlighted above. At URPS, we have extensive experience in designing and using […]

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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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Delivering Critical Infrastructure in Regional Areas

“Mobile phone service is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity in many situations and while better regional communications can have a positive impact on our regional economic activity it’s also a critical safety issue”.  These were the words of Member for Barker Tony Pasin when speaking of new telecommunications towers in regional South Australia […]

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Evolving Balcony Guidance

The City of Adelaide has been re-examining its approach to balconies that encroach over the public realm. The Council allowed balcony encroachments in certain circumstances for many years.  Then in 2019, it changed its policy to prevent them. Following feedback from the development industry, the Council has revisited this policy. With advice from URPS and […]

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Helping you get Code Ready

Being prepared for the significant transformation that the Planning & Design Code will bring is important for anyone who interacts with the South Australian planning system. At URPS, we have been conducting a number of training sessions for clients and others in the industry to help people understand: ePlanning – the online planning portal to […]

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