James Brownsworth

Director and Principal Planner

Town Planning dynamo, Founder and all-round champion

Holding a Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Queensland, James gained 4 year’s local government experience working for Maroochy Shire Council as a Town Planner and Senior Town Planner. He then entered the private sector as a Senior Town Planner for Ryter Planning for a period of 4 years before establishing Innovative Planning Solutions in 2007.

James is highly motivated and is dedicated to creative and outcome-focused planning solutions. He has extensive experience providing Australia-wide services in project management for residential communities and commercial developments; provision of advice on high level strategic planning matters; delivery of development projects and expert witness testimony.

He has proven his ability to effectively deliver large projects, including master planned communities. A key example is the Sunshine Cove precinct at Maroochydore.

Experienced in business management and mentoring of staff, James has fostered a culture that provides commitment to quality services. He is known for taking the complexity out of planning issues to streamline the process for clients. He is not a fan of red tape.

James embraces life with many interests – he is a sports fanatic and a golfing tragic – but his passion is town planning and he somehow makes this fun. He believes that a happy workplace is a productive one and this is demonstrated in staff retention at IPS.

James radiates vitality and cheerfulness and is everyone’s favourite lunch companion.

Established in 2007 by James Brownsworth, Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) provides Australia-wide services in town planning and related professional services. 

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