WHO WE ARE
Urban Concepts is a boutique Urban Planning Communications Consultancy providing specialist statutory and strategic advice to the public and private sector development industry.
Since 1994 we have been delivering exceptional projects that are embraced by local communities state and local government. The company has earned an enviable reputation for its tailor-made planning and communication solutions that ensure clients secure the development approvals they need efficiently and effectively.
We are first and foremost urban planners that specialise in communications.
We are transforming traditional community engagement into a multimedia digital experience.
Urban Concepts is recognised by the outdoor media industry, building owners, businesses and government for our success in securing approvals for large format digital signage.
At Urban Concepts we are passionate about seniors living and aged care developments.
“Urban Concepts oversaw easily the most effective community consultation process that I have been involved with. A highly detailed, yet easily understood communication plan was prepared and executed achieving the project objectives.”
Scott Soutar, Station Manager
“This was not an easy project give the peculiarities of the scope of work (from a condition of consent on a Park 3A Concept Plan approval) but Urban Concepts dealt professionally with the process to deliver a high standard Consultation Report with recommendations to be made to Council – I would have no hesitation hiring Urban Concepts again.”
Majorie Ferguson, Senior Strategic Planner, City of Canada Bay
‘Belinda and her team were extremely helpful in the preparation and execution of our Heart of Willoughby Community Consultations from preparing invitations, agendas, newsletters, presentations and surveys. With the help of Urban Concepts we were able to run 5 consultations over 3 days including 3 site walks. Facilitation of the events went very smoothly and the community was also very appreciative of the information being provided to them. The Consultation Report is extremely in depth and well executed. Their professionalism, advice and experience is truly invaluable.’
Stephen Abolakian, Managing Director, Hyecorp Property Group
“Belinda Barnett, Managing Director Urban Concepts is an extremely experienced town planning and community consultation professional. She has worked across a variety of industries and sectors for a large number of my clients over many years. She is an expert in handling major projects and complex communication issues. She is also one of the most knowledgeable experts in signage in NSW. Friendly and down to earth she is a consummate professional.”
Dr Nick Brunton | Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
“Urban Concepts undertook a successful consultation program for a complex and controversial urban renewal project within an established area. A targeted program appropriate for the circumstances was development and implemented and contributed to a successful outcome.
The consultation informed the community and brought out issues of concern that needed to be considered and addressed in the application. Urban Concepts created an environment for constructive community and stakeholder participation in sometimes difficult and hostile circumstances. The approach was professional at all times.”
EG Funds Management
Mark Sykes, Planning and Design Director