HPC Planning

HPC has an established leadership team with extensive expertise in the Australian property industry. Our managers specialise in supporting developers and financiers deliver investment opportunities across all market sectors. The leadership team comprises skilled managers with the necessary operational experience to support your interests and deliver your next project.


Ernie Harvey MURP, Managing Director

Ernie is the Founder and Managing Director of HPC. Ernie is one of Queensland’s leading planning experts and has built an enviable reputation of successfully delivering contentious and complex development proposals across Central, Regional and South East Queensland.

Ernie has over 30 years’ experience working in the development industry having served as a Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia and Planning Institute of Australia. He has also served as Director of a number of development companies delivering over $30 million of residential projects. As Managing Director of HPC, Ernie works with large corporate companies and trust managers providing development, due diligence, town planning approvals and project management advice. Ernie is currently managing a range of subdivision, industrial sheds, commercial offices and community facilities.

Ernie has particular expertise in:

  • Development advice and feasibility analysis for development projects
  • Due diligence advice for property acquisition
  • Town Planning – technical reports and applications
  • Expert Witness at Planning and Environment Court
  • Chair on the Building and Development Disputes Resolution Committee
  • RiskSmart Town Planning Consultant
  • Urban design including conceptual site layouts
  • Developer education for UDIA Queensland and Victoria
  • Lecturer for USQ property development course
  • Project management of residential developments to completion

Clare Harvey, Project Manager

Clare leads the HPC project management team and is a dedicated and successful project manager with over 15 years’ experience specialising in residential subdivision and multi-unit developments across infill and greenfield sites. Clare closely supports her clients deliver successful projects from construction through to the market. Her role includes providing professional advice, assisting in appointing and coordinating consultants and contractors, liaising with stakeholders and approval authorities, preparing budgets and obtaining quotes and steering the project from the development application phase through to plan sealing and registration. In addition, Clare is HPC’s Plan Sealing Manager and has obtained plan sealing approvals across South East Queensland.

Cliff Key, Principal Urban Designer

Cliff has over 20 years of urban design and master planning experience in a wide variety of residential and mixed-use contexts.  He has performed an integral role in in the design and planning of significant and award-winning projects across Australia and overseas including North America, the Middle East and New Zealand. Cliff’s urban design experience has always involved working closely with clients, key stakeholders and consultant teams to deliver holistic design solutions – as the lead master planner on many successful projects he has experience from due diligence through to approval and delivery.

Christopher Lewis BUrbDev(Urb&RegPlan), Associate

Chris is a senior planning consultant with over 10 years’ experience and is an experienced town planning professional with extensive knowledge of the development industry, particularly development assessment systems. Chris has worked extensively within the private sector, enjoying the challenges involved with the delivery of clients’ projects whilst achieving a balance between the expectations of developers and local and State regulatory bodies.

Chris is currently advising property developers and waste management companies on a wide range of proposals including residential and industrial subdivisions, service station developments, retirement living, warehousing and logistics operations as well as major landfill proposals.

Harrison Harvey BUrbDev(Urb&RegPlan), Senior Town Planner

Harrison is a highly skilled and progressive town planner with a proficient understanding of statutory planning and development in Queensland. Harrison has been involved in a wide variety of development projects throughout SEQ, with extensive experience in managing complex development applications for not-for-profit community organisations and private sector industrial and commercial enterprises. Harrison prides himself on having an excellent understanding of the rapidly changing planning industry conditions and has used this expertise to deliver favourable outcomes for his clients.

Rachel Gordon BUrbDev(Urb&RegPlan), Senior Town Planner

Rachel is a passionate town planner with a deep knowledge of Queensland’s planning system, particularly the Planning Act 2016 and other state and local legislation and regulations. Rachel consistently exceeds clients expectations and has strong site analysis and research skills which she applies to all town planning enquiries, due diligence reports and development applications. Rachel has experience working in Brisbane City Council’s RiskSmart team and specialises in preparing and coordinating development applications and public notification for a wide project portfolio, including community, residential, industrial and land subdivision proposals.

Jack Levien BUrb&Env Planning, Town Planner

Jack is a skilled and proficient town planner and joins HPC Planning after a history in local government. Jack has valuable knowledge of the development application process, including an important understanding of the functions and procedures of local government. Jack is a practical town planner who prides himself on developing good working relationships with clients, industry consultants and government officers. Jack has an exceptional ability to identify development opportunities for clients and efficiently deliver high quality projects through detailed problem solving and liaising with government officers.

Murray Wright BRTP, Town Planner

Murray is a highly competent town planner with a range of experience in the development industry, including extensive local government experience. Murray has worked on projects within a number of local government areas, specialising in development on the Gold Coast. Murray has a detailed understanding of local government processes and procedures with experience in preparing and assessing a range of development applications including residential and mixed use, large-scale industrial, commercial and community projects. Murray is a solution-focussed professional with a knack for understanding and overcoming complex planning issues. Murray has an aptitude for people and project management and consistently delivers favourable development outcomes.

Borisa Miletovic BUrbDev(Urb&RegPlan), Town Planner

Borisa joined the team at HPC in August 2019 and has successfully completed work on a broad range of development applications for our clients, including residential developments as well as small scale industrial developments. Borisa has a solid understanding of Queensland’s planning system and has completed a number of New South Wales development applications, developing better understanding about NSW’s planning system. Borisa is a passionate professional dedicated to meeting both clients and the community needs.

Byron Davis, Town Planner

Byron is a pragmatic and highly conversant Town Planner with over six years’ experience in the industry. Byron has held a number of planning positions within local government, most recently training new Council Town Planners on the development assessment process. Specialising in residential development, Byron has a passion for people and a focus on achieving high-quality and timely outcomes. Byron has extensive knowledge around the interface between building and planning and is a valuable asset for professionals in the building industry, home-owners and developers alike. Before joining the HPC team, Byron assisted in implementing the RiskSmart and Express DA assessment processes for Gold Coast Council, his expertise is second to none in this space. Byron is well-established in the industry as a highly effective planning professional.

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Brisbane QLD 4000
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