HPC Urban

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.

Julian Wooderson BA (Hons) DipTP EAM MRTPI, Associate

Julian is a senior planning and development advisor with 19 years’ private practice experience across a range of management, development and technical roles in the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors. He is an experienced planning manager with a significant track record of advising clients on all town planning related matters and delivering complex land subdivision, commercial and mixed-use proposals.

Julian advises clients across the full development lifecycle with particular expertise in pre-acquisition due diligence, highest and best use analysis, planning strategy and the negotiation of development applications. Previously, Julian was Head of Development Consulting at a national engineering consultancy and prior to this Planning Manager for one of Europe’s largest solar development companies.

Julian is currently advising on a variety of industrial and residential subdivisions, high impact industry, food processing and commercial proposals along with a range of health and community facilities, including medical centres, dental practices, multi-purpose halls and places of worship. In addition, Julian is project managing and coordinating development applications for over 80,000m2 of storage/distribution floorspace across Logan.

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), Urban Planner & Gold Coast Office Manager

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 Pegg BUrbDev(Urb&RegPlan), 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.

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