Walking, talking and planning for Wara Wayingga – Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve

Building people’s connection to a place is part of what is needed to inspire them to value and protect it.  For many people, the connection to Wara Wayingga – Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve – is already well established. Containing some of the last remnant dunes along the Adelaide metropolitan coast, the Reserve is integral to […]

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Emerging Issues with Residential Apartments – URPS Breakfast Seminar 4 May 2018

Increasing density in urban areas has generated much debate about the suitability, liveability and design of high rise buildings compared with traditional housing. What impact will the new Design Guidelines in South Australia and Victoria have on apartment design? Do planning policies in these states strike the right balance between facilitating change and preserving existing […]

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URPS’ Melbourne Office Moves into History

As of April 2018, Melbourne’s growing URPS office will be located at 4 Brunswick Place, Fitzroy – the inner-city mecca for all things cool and progressive. Apart from being a stone’s throw away from the Hoddle Grid, it is nestled within a creative precinct surrounded by likeminded consultancies specialising in the built environment and related […]

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Partnering with Peak Tourism Body

URPS has provided services to the tourism sector since we began in 2003. This has included preparing local and regional Tourism Strategies, feasibility studies for product development and facilitating numerous planning approvals for tourism developments.

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Welcome to Pip and Georgia

Pip Williams has joined us as a social scientist/social planner, her 25 years’ experience also covering community engagement. Georgia Davidson-Parish has also joined us, adding even greater depth to the development facilitation/assessment team at URPS.

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Making Adelaide Loveable

“How do we make Adelaide a loveable city, not just a liveable city?” was a key question posed to those who attended the Adelaide Future City seminar hosted by the Capital City Committee.

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Seriously at Variance Needs to be Just That – Serious

Determining if a proposal is “seriously at variance” with Development Plan policy can be challenging. The implications of such a determination are significant given the South Australian Development Act states that a planning authority must not grant consent to any development application that is seriously at variance. Woolworths Ltd recently proposed the replacement of a […]

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