Experts in this field are specialists who have focused their studies on urban planning and how we use our land resources. Town planning is defined as the “design and regulation of the uses of space that focus on the physical form, economic functions, and social impacts of the urban environment and on the location of different activities within it” (Fanstein, 1998). It draws upon many different areas including design, engineering, social and political concerns, and architecture amongst many more. 

Town planning and the study of land use are extremely useful to the community. Good planning ensures that spaces are used to their best and most resourcefully efficient potential. It protects the environment and preserves historical buildings and culturally significant areas. It ensures that buildings and land fulfil the needs of the community and that they meet all necessary regulations whilst getting it all done in the smoothest way possible. A large part of their role is to develop strategies and reports from their assessments on your proposed development to ensure the best outcome is made to get approval from local council. Comprehensive planning requires up-to-date working knowledge of a huge number of standards and rules.

Town planning expertise is usually sought to ensure that a project runs smoothly and is considerate to it’s environment and surroundings. They are familiar with the inner-workings of council and have pre-existing relationships with the planners therein. They can also identify issues with an application early and provide advice on how to fix problems. Engaging with a planner ensures managed expectations and avoids denied development applications and disappointments. 

Experts in this area are trained professionals with tertiary qualifications in planning. The Planning Institute of Australia mandates that they undergo accredited training, for example, a Bachelor of City Planning. Planners can then work in a large variety of fields to further specialise and hone their craft, for instance, environmental planning, management of natural resources, major event planning, or community development.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in the urban planning can be called upon to assist in cases relating to planning law, farming and agricultural disputes, cases concerning developments, as well as many more.

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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Urban planning.

A comprehensive overview of urban planning and its history and scope.

Build environment.

A resource concerning built environment and planning as it pertains to Sydney.

The Age of Suburbia.

How COVID-19 has affected city planning and infrastructure.

Relevant Cases IW v City of Perth [1997] HCA 30; 191 CLR 1; (1997) 94 LGERA 224; (1997) 146 ALR 696; (1997) 71 ALJR 943 (31 July 1997)

A case concerning refusal of planning approval on discriminatory grounds.

Flotilla Nominees Pty Ltd v Western Australian Land Authority & Anor [2003] WASC 122 (25 June 2003)

A case concerning a subdivision of land in which the opinion of an expert was sought.

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A sample of our experts in Government - Town Planning / Land usage

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