Urban Sync About Us

Urban Sync is a town planning and land development consultancy firm located in Cairns, North Queensland.

We specialise in providing high quality development advice to the private and public sector, through the coordinated delivery of projects and management of technical specialists.

We deliver outcomes on time and in budget. We’re committed to working with you, to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances, situation, project and or development.

At Urban Sync we embrace and promote sustainable development. We care about our client’s requirements and their expenditure. We also care about the future of this region and are experienced and knowledgeable about long term planning goals and requirements, that have been established by local, state and federal departments.

Urban Sync bring their knowledge and expertise to your table, ensuring you get the best advice and outcomes for your project.


We identify ourselves with a strong code of conduct that includes respect, honesty, politeness, responsibility and excellence.

Open Communication

Our priority is to keep you informed throughout your matter.

Growth & Innovation

We strive to create, innovate and excel in our field through teamwork, learning and diversity.

Quality of Service

We are proud to stand behind the quality of work we produce and the outcomes we achieve for our clients.

Delivery of Results

Our service is provided with a can do, proactive approach that delivers outstanding results for you.

Our Director Stuart Ricketts

Urban Sync is owned and operated by Stuart Ricketts, a Senior Town Planner who has a demonstrated track record of being involved in both large and small scale projects in the greater Cairns region.

Stuart has a Bachelor of Environmental Planning (Griffith University) and is a Certified Practising Planner (Planning Institute of Australia), with in excess of 15 years’ town planning and development approvals management experience, in the Cairns and Far Northern region.

Stuart’s extensive knowledge and experience in the Cairns planning and development industry has been refined through building strong relationships with statutory authorities and leading technical consultants in related fields, including engineers, architects, surveyors, quantity surveyors, builders and building certifiers.

His experience and expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of land development from preliminary planning due diligence, to site assessment and feasibility, obtaining development approvals and approvals management.

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What our clients say....

Botanica Property Group engaged Urban Sync to assist in realising its vision for the first truly modern tropical community in Cairns. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to a continued association with Urban Sync as our vision becomes a reality.

Robert Wallace
Director - Botanica Property Group Pty Ltd

We approached Urban Sync to assist in the process of updating an existing development approval. Urban Sync were very consideration of our time restraints and provided advice that was easy to understand, to enable us to make well-informed business decisions. We would highly recommend the team at Urban Sync without reservation.

Robin Gordon
Managing Director - Medcare Pty Ltd

We have worked closely with Urban Sync for many years in relation to our various residential subdivisions. We have always looked to Stuart for advice and we are always impressed with the service and dedication of Urban Sync. Urban Sync have the know-how to achieve a balanced outcome. The Urban Sync team have practical, implementable strategies that you won’t find anywhere else … and they work!

Paul Barry
BGI Group