About Universal Planning

Universal Planning is a leading respected Melbourne based consultancy practice that specialises in town planning services, providing a comprehensive range of planning services to the Melbourne property industry. We are experienced in navigating clients through the complexities of town planning and environmental controls. We have a thorough understanding of the complications of the Victorian Planning System and the requirements needed to achieve successful outcomes. Our regular contacts include property owners, developers & investors and we pride ourselves in the quality of our presentation and documentation. Our success comes from forensically reviewing all relevant evidence before identifying, often innovative, solutions to overcome challenging planning issues. As a result, we maximise development potential. We deliver a complete package to creating projects that meet the requirements of both clients and approval authorities. Our technical knowledge, communication and negotiating skills combine together with a wide network of professionals to significantly increase the chances of the success of your project.

We hold professional indemnity insurance with Chubb (limit of indemnity $5 million dollars) and public liability insurance ($20 million) with Allianza Australia Insurance Ltd, one of only a very small number of independent Planning firms that have such comprehensive insurance. Our Director, Stephen O’Brien is also a Full Member of the Planning Institute Australia (member number 83700) and adheres to the professional standards, code of conduct and By Laws of the Institute.