We deliver urban design services from our offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Geelong, Ballarat, Shepparton, Bendigo and Albury / Wodonga. Our team offer a full range of urban design services including due diligence advice, structure planning, master planning and development delivery strategies.
We believe we are unique because we are part of an integrated multidisciplinary consultancy, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver creative solutions and we are strongly connected with the industry.
Collaboration is the key to our team’s success. As part of an integrated property and infrastructure team we can leverage the expert knowledge across our other technical disciplines. This integration ensures our strategic plans are viable, our masterplans are constructible and our development schemes are marketable.
We work in partnership with our clients and project teams to understand project objectives, explore concepts and implement forward-thinking solutions. This collaboration ensures creative, efficient and deliverable outcomes are achieved for the clients, communities and the environment. We work across residential, commercial and industrial markets.
We are connected with the industry and are active members of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), Property Council of Australia and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Lisette Schlesinger-Hunt is also on the committee for the UDIA Geelong Chapter. In addition, our team have long-standing relationships with local Councils and State Government planning authorities. These connections are integral to delivering project outcomes in an inspired and creative way.
Our team deliver the following specialist urban design services:
Due Diligence Advice
We prepare due diligence advice to assist in the feasibility and acquisition phase of works. We pride ourselves on being a trusted industry advisor and work closely with our clients and authorities. This ensures we understand opportunities and risks to deliver certainty to the team in order to achieve successful projects.
Whilst the nature and extent of due diligence is tailored to suit each project, our process seeks to ‘hit the mark’ by identifying key issues, understanding client priorities and designing concept options. This ensures that our clients are well informed to make appropriate decisions in the early phases of the project life-cycle.
Our structure planning establishes a planning and management framework to guide development and land-use change. We take into account all of the issues affecting an area, including its buildings, spaces, land uses, activities and transport. We effectively engage in consultation with all stakeholders to determine the best outcomes for the community.
Master planning must be both visionary and practical to achieve development potential. We combine analysis of the policy, planning and physical issues with a practical understanding of financial, cost and phasing implications in order to best meet our client’s objectives.
Our urban designers address the complex issues affecting our towns, cities and neighbourhoods and design sustainable places in balance with the aspirations of communities.
We focus on design excellence, supported by a breadth of multidisciplinary skills and technical expertise.
Development Delivery Strategy
We work with our clients and development partners to prepare easy to understand strategies for long term delivery of their sites. We balance often conflicting priorities of marketing, sales and engineering to provide long term delivery and major infrastructure development and staging for sites. These are prepared in simple language that can be understood by all audiences from boards to council.
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