Maximising the development potential of your projects


The Planning Place, is a service oriented specialist town planning practice, established 2002, based in Brisbane, providing Town Planning consultancy services throughout South East Queensland.

The firm specialises in the provision of quality town planning consulting services to clients ranging from individuals to local government authorities throughout South East Queensland. The Planning Place are a team of RiskSMART & SealSMART accredited Town Planners, with our success having evolved through our commitment to quality, professionalism, honesty and our unparalleled value and quality customer service.

Our extensive experience, combined with a diversity and depth of skills, enables us to meet your needs in designing tailored solutions for any urban or regional challenge.

What We Do

  • Consulting on projects upholding the principles of the Sustainable Planning Act
  • Achieving positive outcomes for clients in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Providing innovative solutions to unique development constraints that require thinking ‘outside of the square’
  • Commitment to service
  • Taking a hands-on approach and being actively involved in the development industry
  • Broad knowledge on all aspects of development and subdivision of land.

Our Expertise

Our expertise involves the delivery of a broad range of planning services with specialist skills and experience in:

  • Development Approval Strategies
  • Brisbane Infill Development in South East Queensland
  • RiskSmart Approvals
  • Regional Queensland Development Applications
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Appeals


Our Commitment

The Planning Place is a dynamic organisation that is able to provide a highly personalised service to assist you with your specific needs from concept to completion.  Our town planners’ work daily with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and know how the Integrated Development Assessment System works.  Our town planners can explain everything to you in plain English to make the development approval process easy to understand.  

Our consultancy services ensure you are able to navigate the assessment and approval processes efficiently to maximise your developments potential.  We are outcome driven to achieve the success for your project or brief.

The Planning Place
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A Crisci
A Crisci
03:49 10 Dec 20
The team at The Planning Place are incredibly helping but more importantly if it's your first time engaging a town... planner they are fantastic at explaining things for someone who has never been through the process before. I have worked for two of the major builders here in QLD and I have sent many clients to this team for subdivisions and all of my clients have raved about them.I cannot recommend this team enough, they are exceptional at what they do and are always more
Alan C
Alan C
08:10 09 Dec 20
I recently used Andrew for plan sealing. He was very helpful and took care of everything for me. Being ahead of the... process saves a lot of money and I couldn't have done it without him. Highly more
David Reynolds
David Reynolds
17:34 18 Nov 20
As a builder I have found The Planning Place to be a key element to the success of obtaining difficult development... applications made easy. Highly recommend them for your next more
John West
John West
19:58 15 Jul 20
Excellent service high attention to detail, very professional outfitGraham is a true professional with an in-depth... knowledge and completed the task as agreed and ahead of timeTLC properties Pty Ltdread more
Lee Mathers
Lee Mathers
05:22 13 Jul 20
Highly recommended. Excellent communication. The Planning Place was able to help with our DA quickly and efficiently at... the right more
Ashish DAS
Ashish DAS
00:12 09 Jul 20
Andrew Burridge was very knowledgeable and achieved a fast planning approval on a new build. Very efficient service.
Ash Jackson
Ash Jackson
05:29 01 Jul 20
Graham was amazing. The application included a New dwelling on a BCC Small Lot under Risk Smart Assessment.There was... no fuss, the whole process took two weeks to approve and will definitely be utilizing their services in the future without a more
michael williamson
michael williamson
08:50 25 May 20
The guys at the planning place particularly Jamie Potts were very professional and very helpful. Our approval process... was stress free and much quicker than first anticipated. The Planning Place represents excellent value. I would recommend the Planning Place for all your town planning more
Nicole Cameron
Nicole Cameron
22:59 20 Feb 20
We have had several dealings with The Planning Place for small lot subdivisions and they have always made the process... simple and easy. From our first time dealing with Ian and his team when we had no idea what was required they were very informative and helpful. Supportive throughout the whole project and very responsive. Would highly recommend using their services and more
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Ian Adams
Principal Planner

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Diploma of Management