Active in Nature

There is nothing more exciting for those of us who facilitate community engagement than seeing feedback influence plans and these plans become reality. URPS has been working with the Department of Environment Water & Natural Resources in recent years to develop investment priorities for metropolitan parks in Adelaide.  This has involved the establishment and facilitation […]

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Practical design solutions for infill development

Waste collection has traditionally been relatively straight forward – bins along the kerb are collected by the council garbage truck once a week.  This is not so straightforward as the density of development increases and there are more competing planning objectives to achieve. We have facilitated the approval of a number of apartment buildings in […]

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Helping Errington Special Education Centre

Shaping great communities happens beyond simply the project work we do at URPS. The Bearded Bogans are a team involved in pedal prix events throughout South Australia.  They go further than just competing, raising money for Errington Special Education Centre at the same time. URPS has been a proud sponsor of the Bearded Bogans team […]

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Growing council finds ways to deliver more for less

The population of peri-urban Adelaide Plains Council (previously known as District Council of Mallala) is expected to double over the next 20 years through new residential development at Two Wells. The Council faces the significant challenge of establishing infrastructure and services for this new development, while also meeting the requirements of its established community. Resources are […]

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Regional Planning Approach Supports Economic Transition

The Latrobe Valley is facing a challenging economic transition. In order to stimulate jobs and grow businesses, the Victorian Government introduced an Economic Growth Zone in the Latrobe Valley in November 2016. A number of financial incentives are being offered to encourage expansion of existing local business and attract new economic activity. In addition, the […]

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Spoilt for talent at URPS

There is cause for much celebration here at URPS with the promotion of Josh Skinner and the employment of Phil Harnett. In recognition of his expertise, professionalism and growing responsibility in the firm, we have made Josh Skinner an Associate at URPS. In addition to facilitating over 100 infill housing projects in Adelaide in a […]

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Apartments to boost Glenelg

The re-zoning of the Jetty Road retail strip has paved the way for DAC’s recent approval of a 7-storey apartment building adjacent Moseley Square. The new planning guidelines increase height limits to create more living opportunities and, in turn, stimulate the Jetty Road precinct and Glenelg generally. The approved building features 33 high-end apartments ranging […]

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Are you the planner to help shape our Melbourne office?

You will have the opportunity: Lead and shape the direction of our Melbourne office Be part of an expanding team with a great culture Manage a diversity of planning permit applications Have involvement in other planning projects including strategy and policy You will have approximately 10 years’ experience, primarily in private practice. Send a summary […]

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Deliberative engagement helps create the Community Engagement Charter

We were pleased to be invited by the State Planning Commissioner to participate in the recent deliberative engagement sessions to help develop the Community Engagement Charter for Planning in South Australia. Held over two separate weekends in July with the community participants (the Planning Together Panel), State Planning Commissioners and other key planning professionals, these […]

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