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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URPS Contribution to the Circular Economy

Green Industries SA (formerly Zero Waste) estimates that the circular economy could deliver 25,700 South Australian jobs by 2030. A circular economy is restorative by design, keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility and value as long as possible. This approach contrasts with the traditional linear economic system of take, make, use and dispose. […]

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X-Golf – Reimagining how we Recreate

Much has been made of the impediments to active recreation – people are time-poor, they don’t want to be tied to one club, they seek greater flexibility as to when they participate and they don’t want to be restricted by poor weather. X-golf addresses many of these disincentives by reducing the time involved in playing […]

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Central Adelaide Opens to Acclaim

A great development success story for Adelaide that aligns beautifully with Council’s vision for a smart, green, liveable and creative city is how City of Adelaide Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, described Central Adelaide at its official opening earlier this month. “The City of Adelaide is ranked as the fifth most liveable city in the world […]

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Are you the Planner for our Adelaide Office?

You will enjoy:
• Facilitating and shaping a diversity of development applications
• Involvement in other planning projects including policy and
community engagement
• A supportive management team and career development
• Being part of an expanding team with a great culture

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Pembroke School – Engage Early and Well

The Kensington Residents Association has applauded Pembroke School and URPS on the proposed new middle school building stating “We appreciate the transparent process and the genuine way in which you have consulted… Your approach is an exemplar to other developers of the approach that should be taken when major developments are proposed.” Pembroke School plans to […]

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National award for Australia’s first innovation precinct at Tonsley

Congratulations to Renewal SA and a team of consultants on winning the Urban Renewal award at the 2017 UDIA National Awards for Excellence for Tonsley, Australia’s first innovation precinct. URPS’ involvement in Tonsley extends back to 2012.  It began with our work assisting the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy and the then […]

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