$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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The Location. The Challenge. The Success.

Space is at a premium in many Melbourne neighbourhoods characterised by highly urbanised, cheek-by-jowl buildings.  Heritage is also a significant component of inner Melbourne’s attractiveness that provides an additional layer of complexity when undertaking development. Design excellence is required to deliver outcomes that are sensitive to existing heritage fabric, responds to the physical constraints of […]

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How Many Planners Does it Take to Build a House?

Special thanks to all those who sponsored the building materials for Grazio and Marcus’ construction efforts in Cambodia recently. Habitat for Humanity mobilises families, volunteers and corporate partners to build housing for low-incomes households across the world.  They believe that a decent home provides an important foundation for families to be healthier, happier and more […]

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Help Create Adelaide’s New National Park

URPS, in association with ASPECT Studios, is delighted to be working with the community to create Glenthorne National Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to preserve and revitalise a large open space area in Adelaide’s southern suburbs, turning it into a thriving environmental and recreational precinct. The proposed park will cover more than 1,500 hectares […]

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Ready for a Career Move?

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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