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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Congratulations Nicole Halsey

We are very excited to see Nicole Halsey elevated to Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia at the recent PIA SA Awards for Excellence 2017.  Nicole has been a key part of the management team at URPS since our foundation in 2003. Recognised as a leader on the South Australian and national planning stages, […]

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Continuing Support in Agribusiness

This time last year we ran a news article about “why planners need to get behind agribusiness”.  URPS has continued to do this by giving evidence in a recent ERD Court hearing in support of frost fans protecting a vineyard near the Barossa Valley. The proposal involves 6 frost fans spaced at 200-300m intervals across […]

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We have the technology, let’s use it

Architects have the technology and ability to create fantastic computer models of development proposals.  These models provide quick and easy answers to questions by decision makers during the assessment process.  Our existing decision-making forums, however, have typically not kept pace with this technology. Meeting venues often do not have the technological infrastructure to support operating […]

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