Strategic Planning

We provide practical, innovative strategies. We are people centred, yet commercially focused. We push the boundaries for better futures. We push the boundaries for better futures.

Place Design Group has a reputation for providing commercially grounded, practical and innovative strategic planning advice. Partnering with our clients we set the future direction for localities, balancing future growth expectations with existing values, opportunities and constraints. We have always had an eye to the future and we continue to watch and research city, urban and demographic trends around the World. We proudly push future thinking in our strategic planning and our team have been strong advocates on a range of topics including the use of technology and smart city tools in the design and delivery of our cities and towns.  For us, strategic planning is not only about planning and designing for future places. It’s about creating an identity and legacy for people.

Dee Why Master Plan - NSW, Australia
Image: Dee Why, New South Wales, Australia

Key people

  • Chris Isles, Place Design Group Chris Isles
  • Stephen Smith, Place Design Group Stephen Smith
  • Tony Dickson Tony Dickson
  • Amanda Taylor, Place Design Group Amanda Taylor
  • RUTH-FRETTINGHAM Ruth Frettingham

We provide practical, innovative strategies.

We are people centred, yet commercially focused.

We are trusted advisor for people and place.

We think differently, and lead with fresh thought. 

And we push the boundaries for better futures.

 

For us, strategic planning is not only about planning and designing for future cities, towns and regions. It’s about creating an identity and legacy for people.

 

Place Design Group has a reputation for providing commercially grounded, practical and innovative strategic planning advice to Councils around Australia.

Partnering with our clients we set the future direction for localities, balancing future growth expectations with existing values, opportunities and constraints.

We draw inspiration from planning practices within Australia and internationally, to create highly functional, inspiring and sustainable communities. Using liveability as our focus, we design real communities and cities for people.

Our approach has been honed through applied research, innovative thinking and analysis, and a diversity of experience. This experience and knowledge is applied across the varied needs of the government, community and industry.

We have always had an eye to the future and we continue to watch and research city, urban and demographic trends around the World. We proudly push future thinking in our strategic planning and our team have been strong advocates on a range of topics including the use of technology and smart city tools in the design and delivery of our cities and towns.

We are proud to say that we are not just observers and commentators, but active participants in the solution space. We have developed and implemented a range of our own software, Apps and tools, each progressing the design, planning and thinking of cities and towns of the now and of the future.

Related projects

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Master Plan

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

The Edge – Warner Lakes

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The Edge - Warner Lakes, Place Design Group

Genesis Master Planned Community

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Genesis Master Planner Community

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