Services & Capabilities

Our services are tailored to meet client demands. We have proven that no project is too large.

Prepare

Preparation of development applications and town planning reporting for a wide range of projects including residential communities, commercial and retail development, mixed use, aged care, retirement living, industrial and retail.

Preparation of master plans, structure plans and preliminary approval documents for major mixed use and residential communities.

Preparation of highest and best land use assessments to inform valuations for resumption matters.

Advise

Provision of advice regarding development application strategy, development potential, highest and best land use options and general town planning matters.

Liaise

Liaison with local authorities, state government agencies, sub-consultants and stakeholders to deliver balanced planning outcomes.

Investigate

Undertake due diligence investigations, new site investigations and project constraints analysis.

Design

Preparation of master plans, precinct plans, site layouts, residential subdivision layouts and architectural plans for the full suite of residential and commercial projects. Provision of urban design advice and feedback as required.

Expert Witness Testimony

IPS Director James Brownsworth has over 10 years’ experience as an expert witness in the Queensland Planning & Environment Court.

He is passionate about this role and readily accepts the challenges that can occur, in order to provide the highest quality expert witness testimony for his clients.

James has participated in joint expert conclaves, prepared statements of evidence for trial and given evidence as a town planning expert witness at multiple trials. He has represented a diverse client base from throughout Queensland on a wide variety of planning and infrastructure charges appeals.

Mediation:
James has provided advice to clients and worked with legal counsel for pre-trial ‘without prejudice’ mediation on many occasions. Rather than litigation as a solution, he endeavours to resolve matters, hence the majority of cases have been settled before trial.

Expert Witness Testimony

IPS Director James Brownsworth has over 10 years’ experience as an expert witness in the Queensland Planning & Environment Court.

He is passionate about this role and readily accepts the challenges that can occur, in order to provide the highest quality expert witness testimony for his clients.

James has participated in joint expert conclaves, prepared statements of evidence for trial and given evidence as a town planning expert witness at multiple trials. He has represented a diverse client base from throughout Queensland on a wide variety of planning and infrastructure charges appeals.

Mediation:
James has provided advice to clients and worked with legal counsel for pre-trial ‘without prejudice’ mediation on many occasions. Rather than litigation as a solution, he endeavours to resolve matters, hence the majority of cases have been settled before trial.

Working with Communities

Innovative Planning Solutions works closely with residents’ groups and community organisations in relation to local planning matters.

On behalf of our clients, we develop strong working relationships with community representatives to assist them in understanding development applications and to enable us to take on board their views.

IPS understands that residents want to be involved in the planning process, so if our client wishes, we can arrange everything from small group meetings to public information sessions and presentations at community forums.

We act as a conduit between the community, developers and Council to ensure the best planning outcomes.

James has also represented community groups in the Planning & Environment Court on planning matters relating to community interests.

Working with Communities

Innovative Planning Solutions works closely with residents’ groups and community organisations in relation to local planning matters.

On behalf of our clients, we develop strong working relationships with community representatives to assist them in understanding development applications and to enable us to take on board their views.

IPS understands that residents want to be involved in the planning process, so if our client wishes, we can arrange everything from small group meetings to public information sessions and presentations at community forums.

We act as a conduit between the community, developers and Council to ensure the best planning outcomes.

James has also represented community groups in the Planning & Environment Court on planning matters relating to community interests.

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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