New Bar Continues to Chronicle St Kilda

The Chronicles Bar, which bears the name of the much-loved bookshop that once occupied the site in Fitzroy Street at St Kilda, opened the minute the Covid restrictions allowed. Aside from adversities of Covid-19, what made this site challenging was its direct interface with the dwellings that form part of the same heritage graded building.  […]

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Planners and Liquor Licensing

Liquor licensing has long existed in South Australia primarily to minimise the harm and potential for harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of liquor. The laws relating to liquor licensing have recently changed.  The onus is now on applicants to satisfy the liquor licensing authority that the approval of an application is in […]

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Our Door is Open

We are looking for two people towards the start of their planning career with up to five years’ experience. You will enjoy: Facilitating and assessing development applications Being busy, solving problems and making customers happy Being part of a dynamic and expanding organisation with clear career pathways Supportive managers who have the vision to inspire […]

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Great Planner, Better Photographer?

As planners, the physical environment around us is always top of mind.  We look to the good rather than the bad, and aim to enhance the positives with the work we do. We are lucky enough to have some great photographers amongst us in David Bills and Simon Channon who are able to capture the […]

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Guide that Packs Some Heat

Heatwaves have caused more deaths than any other type of natural disaster.  During a heatwave, everyone is at risk of heat-related illness, not to mention the impacts on plants and animals. There is often associated disruption to services and infrastructure at times when they are most needed. Climate change is causing heatwaves to be longer, […]

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Publishers Hotel set for Radical Remake

The clever integration of the established built-form character of a city with complementary new buildings is an exciting part of urban development.  Great cities do this particularly well, with the preserved historic character enhanced by exciting and fresh new development that tells you much about where they have come from and where they are headed. […]

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Changing Climate – Changing Council

The Premier’s Climate Change Council (PCCC) was established in 2008 to provide independent advice to the Minister for Environment and Water on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.  In addition, the PCCC takes a leadership role in consulting with businesses, the environment and conservation sector, and the wider community about issues associated […]

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Creating a Climate Smart Built Environment

We all need to prepare for the accelerating impacts of climate change and do what we can to reduce carbon emissions.  Climate smart buildings, infrastructure and open space will help us do that. A climate smart built environment is more resilient.  It will endure hotter and drier conditions and more frequent hazard events such as […]

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Kangaroo Island – A Great Blend of Farming and Tourism

One of the key attractions of Kangaroo Island for tourists is the connection to various types of farming and primary production.  This is recognised as a social and economic development initiative in the SA Economic Development Board’s “Paradise Girt by Sea” report, as well as in the Kangaroo Island Development Plan. The Andermel Marron farm […]

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Another Key Appointment at URPS

We are thrilled to have Theresa James join URPS. With many years in Local Government, Theresa loves development facilitation.  She loves finding inventive ways for development to be assessed as simply as possible and forging personal connections during the assessment process. Theresa’s technical know-how means that she can easily engage with experts in areas as […]

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