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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Join Our Community Engagement Team

You like: Shaping, coordinating and hosting community engagement events. Empowering people with knowledge and opportunity for input. Closing the loop with user-friendly feedback summaries. Building positive relationships with stakeholders and the community. A diverse range of community engagement projects that mean you are never bored. A dynamic workplace with a supportive, team-oriented culture that will […]

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Rezoning in South Australia – Now and in the Future

An important component of activating the new Planning and Design Code is the finalisation of a number of Development Plan Amendments (DPAs) currently in the system. Final DPA documentation for Phase 3 Councils (Greater Metropolitan Adelaide) must be submitted to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure / the Minister for Planning at least three […]

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Climate Change Resilience Put to the Test

Australia’s resilience is being seriously tested by the unprecedented heatwaves, hailstorms and bushfires across the country this summer. The recent bushfires necessarily focus community attention on disaster risk management such as fuel load management and early warning capabilities, as well as disaster funding, insurance and recovery actions. But there are many other actions that should […]

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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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“Public Health is Everyone’s Business”

This is the popular catch-phrase of Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health.  It is our experience that a partnership approach drives the best improvements in the health and wellbeing of people and communities. The South Australian Public Health Act 2011 makes Councils responsible for creating Regional Public Health […]

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Renewing an Artery in the Heart of the City

It is great to see the upgrade of Gawler Place by the City of Adelaide fully operational in time for the pre and post-Christmas shopping period. Around 25,000 people move between North Terrace and Grenfell Street via Gawler Place every day.  It is a busy strip in the heart of the Rundle Mall Precinct where […]

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‘Codifying’ Heritage and Character

The management of heritage and character in the draft Planning & Design Code has proven to be one of the more contentious elements of planning reform. At URPS, we have always believed that preserving and enhancing the built-form heritage of a city with complementary new buildings is an exciting part of urban development.  The great […]

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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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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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