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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$50 Million Agribusiness Investment in Adelaide’s North

South Australia’s Mitolo Group is investing $50 million in a significant expansion of its processing, packing, distribution and administration headquarters.  The planned expansion of the Group’s Virginia facility has been declared a “major development” by the SA Minister for Planning.  URPS is excited to be managing the planning process for this world class production facility. […]

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Forget Me Not

Many of us have a close relative or friend who is struggling with dementia. Despite dementia being the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians and the second most common underlying cause of death, people often know little about it.  This is especially true for young people. In an article titled “Forget Me Not […]

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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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