HPC Urban

With over two decades of planning experience and specialist technical knowledge, HPC offers a wide range of services and skills across all market sectors. This industry experience allows our clients to draw upon robust and impartial advice to tackle some of the most demanding and high-profile projects

Our Market Sectors

Our Sectors

Land Subdivision

With over 20 years’ experience in the management and delivery of challenging and complex subdivision proposals, HPC is a recognised leader in the land subdivision sector. Our team adds considerable value and enables clients to move forward with certainty and reduced risk. Through our extensive experience in site appraisals, subdivision design, residential estates and obtaining approvals for a range of small scale (1 into 2) and larger residential subdivisions, the HPC team has a detailed understanding of the key commercial and legislative drivers of subdivision projects.

Our strategic approach to subdivision proposals is to provide hands on senior management support and advice at every stage of the subdivision, from pre-lodgement, site acquisition, feasibility, yield estimate, preliminary design layout to infrastructure charges negotiation. We therefore bring to our clients comprehensive industry experience, high quality services along with certainty in project delivery and increased asset value.
By fostering a collaborative approach between HPC’s planning, design and project management experts, we achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and deliver all necessary approvals and subsequent construction and titling phases in the optimal time.

Residential & Mixed Use

HPC’s planning team is one of Queensland’s most experienced and trusted residential town planning advisors, providing a wide range of planning services to private sector clients, financial institutions, affordable housing providers and individuals. HPC are experts in every aspect of the residential development sector.

Our experience spans all scales and types of residential projects, including detached dwelling houses, dual occupancy, townhouses, boarding houses as well as mixed-use developments, masterplanned communities and high density apartment buildings. We provide comprehensive independent advice that supports our clients at each stage of the development project, from preliminary site appraisal, rezoning, development application preparation through to infrastructure charges negotiation and Planning and Environment Court appeals. We deliver commercially oriented advice and are focused on identifying robust planning strategies and obtaining development approvals which are implementable while achieving our clients’ business aspirations.

HPC’s planning expertise combined with our development experience and deep knowledge of the regulatory environment enable us to maximise development opportunities in a risk averse but commercially viable manner.

Industrial & Commercial

HPC has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial and industrial sectors, particularly in negotiating approvals on contentious and highly constrained sites. Our experience extends across a broad range of areas and includes industrial subdivisions, high impact industry, warehouse, service station, food processing, abattoir, office and business park proposals. We provide accurate and comprehensive advice on all town planning related matters, with particular expertise in masterplanning and applications for rezoning, subdivision, strata titling and material change of use.
HPC is currently providing planning and development advice to many of Queensland’s largest commercial businesses including Frasers Property, Commercial and Industrial Property, Charter Hall, Spaceframe Buildings and Lite n’ Easy.

Retirement & Health Care

Australia’s residential aged care sector is under increasing pressure to meet the demand for safe and high quality retirement and aged care facilities. HPC has experience across a variety of seniors living and aged care projects and is currently advising investors and developers on a number of market leading integrated golf course and retirement village developments. We guide clients through acquisition, development strategy, planning and environmental regulations, masterplanning and final development approval.

In addition to our retirement and aged care project portfolio, we work collaboratively with health-care operators and developers in obtaining approvals for new health and community care facilities, including medical centres, doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, specialised care centres and rehabilitation clinics, as well as extensions to existing health care facilities.

Community Facilities & Education

HPC has an extensive track record in the not-for-profit and community sectors. We are currently working with the Salvation Army, Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, Southside International Church and a range of child care operators. Our expertise includes affordable housing schemes, child care centres, multi-purpose halls, places of worship, worship auditoriums, community halls, together with rehabilitation, counselling and welfare facilities. Recognising the fiscal challenges of the sector, HPC’s integrated mixed skill set enables us to work closely with clients and stakeholders to deliver cost effective planning solutions and innovative design outcomes aligned with their business needs.

Hospitality & Retail

HPC’s combined technical excellence and multidisciplinary experience enables our planning experts to provide informed advice for a wide variety of hospitality developments, including mixed-use retail proposals, hotels, bars, fast food outlets, shopping centres and leisure facilities. The holistic approach, specialist advice and invaluable local knowledge that we applied to these projects has resulted in positive planning outcomes and increased asset value. Our success in this sector has led to repeated instructions, referrals and recommendations. Recent commissions include:

  • Working closely with Domino’s Pizza on a variety of development applications for new restaurants and extension of trading hours to existing restaurants.
  • Obtaining development approvals on behalf of McDonald’s, including a shopping centre and fast food outlet at East Side Village in Toowoomba.
  • Securing development approval for Gambaro’s Hotel, Function Centre and Restaurant in Brisbane’s premier entertainment precinct on Caxton Street.

Minerals & Waste

HPC have been working with clients such as Lantrak, Bio-Recycle (Aust) and Bettergrow for the past two decades obtaining development approvals for large and complex landfill sites in South East Queensland. These sites were constrained by underground mining, open cut mining, high walls, spontaneous combustion, rising ground water and geotechnical stability issues.

HPC also provide strategic advice on increasing the capacity and height of existing landfill projects. HPC were recently commissioned to identify a portfolio of suitable landfill sites for clients, undertake due diligence, provide strategic advice and negotiate heads of agreement including the terms and conditions for the acquisition of these properties.

Lands Sbdivision

Land Subdivision

With over 20 years’ experience in the management and delivery of challenging and complex subdivision proposals, HPC is a recognised leader in the land subdivision sector. Our team adds considerable value and enables clients to move forward with certainty and reduced risk. Through our extensive experience in site appraisals, subdivision design, residential estates and obtaining approvals for a range of small scale (1 into 2) and larger residential subdivisions, the HPC team has a detailed understanding of the key commercial and legislative drivers of subdivision projects.

Our strategic approach to subdivision proposals is to provide hands on senior management support and advice at every stage of the subdivision, from pre-lodgement, site acquisition, feasibility, yield estimate, preliminary design layout to infrastructure charges negotiation. We therefore bring to our clients comprehensive industry experience, high quality services along with certainty in project delivery and increased asset value.
By fostering a collaborative approach between HPC’s planning, design and project management experts, we achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and deliver all necessary approvals and subsequent construction and titling phases in the optimal time.

Residential & Mixed Use

Residential & Mixed Use

HPC’s planning team is one of Queensland’s most experienced and trusted residential town planning advisors, providing a wide range of planning services to private sector clients, financial institutions, affordable housing providers and individuals. HPC are experts in every aspect of the residential development sector.

Our experience spans all scales and types of residential projects, including detached dwelling houses, dual occupancy, townhouses, boarding houses as well as mixed-use developments, masterplanned communities and high density apartment buildings. We provide comprehensive independent advice that supports our clients at each stage of the development project, from preliminary site appraisal, rezoning, development application preparation through to infrastructure charges negotiation and Planning and Environment Court appeals. We deliver commercially oriented advice and are focused on identifying robust planning strategies and obtaining development approvals which are implementable while achieving our clients’ business aspirations.

HPC’s planning expertise combined with our development experience and deep knowledge of the regulatory environment enable us to maximise development opportunities in a risk averse but commercially viable manner.

Industrial & Commercial

Industrial & Commercial

HPC has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial and industrial sectors, particularly in negotiating approvals on contentious and highly constrained sites. Our experience extends across a broad range of areas and includes industrial subdivisions, high impact industry, warehouse, service station, food processing, abattoir, office and business park proposals. We provide accurate and comprehensive advice on all town planning related matters, with particular expertise in masterplanning and applications for rezoning, subdivision, strata titling and material change of use.
HPC is currently providing planning and development advice to many of Queensland’s largest commercial businesses including Frasers Property, Commercial and Industrial Property, Charter Hall, Spaceframe Buildings and Lite n’ Easy.

Retirement & Health Care

Retirement & Health Care

Australia’s residential aged care sector is under increasing pressure to meet the demand for safe and high quality retirement and aged care facilities. HPC has experience across a variety of seniors living and aged care projects and is currently advising investors and developers on a number of market leading integrated golf course and retirement village developments. We guide clients through acquisition, development strategy, planning and environmental regulations, masterplanning and final development approval.

In addition to our retirement and aged care project portfolio, we work collaboratively with health-care operators and developers in obtaining approvals for new health and community care facilities, including medical centres, doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, specialised care centres and rehabilitation clinics, as well as extensions to existing health care facilities.

Community Facilities & Education

Community Facilities & Education

HPC has an extensive track record in the not-for-profit and community sectors. We are currently working with the Salvation Army, Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, Southside International Church and a range of child care operators. Our expertise includes affordable housing schemes, child care centres, multi-purpose halls, places of worship, worship auditoriums, community halls, together with rehabilitation, counselling and welfare facilities. Recognising the fiscal challenges of the sector, HPC’s integrated mixed skill set enables us to work closely with clients and stakeholders to deliver cost effective planning solutions and innovative design outcomes aligned with their business needs.

Hospitality & Retail

Hospitality & Retail

HPC’s combined technical excellence and multidisciplinary experience enables our planning experts to provide informed advice for a wide variety of hospitality developments, including mixed-use retail proposals, hotels, bars, fast food outlets, shopping centres and leisure facilities. The holistic approach, specialist advice and invaluable local knowledge that we applied to these projects has resulted in positive planning outcomes and increased asset value. Our success in this sector has led to repeated instructions, referrals and recommendations. Recent commissions include:

  • Working closely with Domino’s Pizza on a variety of development applications for new restaurants and extension of trading hours to existing restaurants.
  • Obtaining development approvals on behalf of McDonald’s, including a shopping centre and fast food outlet at East Side Village in Toowoomba.
  • Securing development approval for Gambaro’s Hotel, Function Centre and Restaurant in Brisbane’s premier entertainment precinct on Caxton Street.
Minerals & Waste

Minerals & Waste

HPC have been working with clients such as Lantrak, Bio-Recycle (Aust) and Bettergrow for the past two decades obtaining development approvals for large and complex landfill sites in South East Queensland. These sites were constrained by underground mining, open cut mining, high walls, spontaneous combustion, rising ground water and geotechnical stability issues.

HPC also provide strategic advice on increasing the capacity and height of existing landfill projects. HPC were recently commissioned to identify a portfolio of suitable landfill sites for clients, undertake due diligence, provide strategic advice and negotiate heads of agreement including the terms and conditions for the acquisition of these properties.

CIP
Frasers Property
Lantrak Resource Management
The Salvation Army
Space Frame
Domino's