HPC Urban

HPC is a specialist town planning and development consultancy, providing a wide range of professional services and skills to Australia’s development industry

Our Services

Town Planning

HPC is one of Queensland’s most experienced and trusted town planning consulting firms. The company was founded in 2000 as a specialist town planning practice with the overall aim of providing market-leading planning services and added value solutions to complex development issues and challenges. HPC is now widely regarded throughout the property industry as a leading provider of commercially robust and transparent planning advice across all development sectors.

HPC has a significant track record of collaborative working in a positive and constructive way with property developers, private investors and landowners in achieving the right outcomes and viable development consents. Leveraging our combined market knowledge and in-depth planning experience, we are currently providing advice and support to many of Australia’s top tier companies including, Frasers Property, Charter Hall, Salvation Army, Commercial and Industrial Property, Origin Energy and Lite n’ Easy.

Proven long term performance – HPC successfully advises on over 200 development projects each year for a range of private and public sector clients. Our broad project portfolio extends across small scale residential and commercial proposals to significant residential masterplans, mixed-use developments and complex industrial subdivisions, abattoir extensions and service stations.

Our town planning expertise includes:

  • Pre-acquisition due diligence / planning appraisals
  • Viability / feasibility
  • Highest and best use analysis
  • Planning strategy
  • Design advice and yield estimate
  • Preparation and negotiation of development applications
  • Infrastructure Agreement and ICN negotiation
  • Planning Appeals and expert witness services
  • Resolution of enforcement matters
  • Submissions
  • ERA approvals

HPC are also accredited RiskSmart consultants with Brisbane City Council and Logan City Council, which underlines the level of quality and proficiency of the planning advice we provide to our clients. HPC’s industry expertise has been further recognised through our accreditation to undertake professional consultancy services on behalf of the Queensland Government (Department of Housing and Public Works).

Development Advisory & Feasibility

HPC’s development team provides a bespoke development advisory service focused on maximising development potential and creating value for clients at every stage of the development process. Our expert professional team is commercially focused and works alongside clients in unlocking opportunities and identifying a clear development strategy, evaluating the commercial viability of projects and maximising asset value.

Our development advisory services include:

  • Sourcing development sites
  • Contract negotiation
  • Feasibility studies establishing project revenue, construction costs, profit and development margin
  • Property investment advice and identification of development mix
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence – we understand every project holds an element of risk and requires independent due diligence and capable management. Our holistic due diligence helps clients identify development strategy, the site’s planning parameters, yield and practical solutions to any critical risks
  • Land acquisition management
  • Exit strategy options

Master Planning & Urban Design

From large-scale master planned communities and residential estates to smaller subdivisions and Structure Planning, we provide clients with coherent and well-considered conceptual designs and detailed design proposals and strategies. The growth of our design portfolio has been based on our reputation, client focus and commitment to delivering vibrant masterplans that are regulatory compliant and commercially viable while ensuring that the quality of the environment and needs of the community and stakeholders are safeguarded.

Our master planning services include:

  • Site appraisals and constraint mapping
  • Structure Plans
  • Subdivision Plans
  • Plan of Developments
  • Concept Designs
  • Masterplanning
  • Design guidance
  • Small lot housing layouts

Project Management

The ability to deliver a project from inception through to completion and negotiate the complex myriad of commercial, regulatory and compliance requirements is critical to the successful delivery of any project and to generating high levels of return on investment.

HPC specialise in professional development and building contractor management providing a seamless transition through the application process, detailed design, procurement and construction stages. Our management team engages positively and extensively with all stakeholders to ensure developments are implemented in a robust and professional manner without prohibitive costs in both time and budget.

Our project management services:

  • Development management services
  • Construction tender coordination and evaluation. Subsequent negotiation, appointment and cost monitoring
  • Arrange construction funding, administering drawdowns and managing sales and settlements at the finalisation of the project
  • Construction and building contractor management
  • Financial management through administering payment to consultants, builders and contractors during project construction
  • On-site audit inspections during construction
  • Final asset handover
  • Plan sealing
CIP
Frasers Property
Lantrak Resource Management
The Salvation Army
Space Frame
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