Urban Sync About Us

Urban Sync is a town planning and land development consultancy firm. But what does that actually mean? In 1898, at the first international town planning conference in New York, a British planner asked “Are we striving for beautiful people or beautiful cities?”  Is urban planning about physical design, he wondered, or about making things easier for the people who live in our towns and cities?

The simple answer is both.  Which can make town planning a very tricky affair. Back then, in the wake of the British Industrial Revolution, town planning was driven by architects and public health officials, grappling with rapid urban growth, waste management and other challenges.  In modern Australia, town planning is a legal maze, governed by complex federal policies, individual State legislation and local Council planning schemes.

That’s why you need a passionate and experienced town planning consultancy like Urban Sync on your team.  You need people who understand how to peel back the layers of confusion, talk you through the jargon and guide you through the planning and approval process to achieve the outcome you want for your project.

Rules, regulations and relationships

Town planning is steeped in rules and regulations.  Our technical expertise and plain English advice can save you thousands of dollars and wasted hours, and so can our relationships.

We have been working collectively with builders, developers, local authorities and technical consultants in Cairns and the Far North for decades. We know the senior planning staff at the regional Councils. We can pre-empt the hurdles you will face and the questions you will be asked. We know how to advocate and lobby on your behalf.


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.

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 really enjoyed working with the team. We 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 considerate of our time restraints and provided advice that was easy to understand which enabled us to make well-informed business decisions. We would highly recommend the team at Urban Sync.

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 the Urban Sync team for advice and we are impressed with the service and dedication we receive. The Urban Sync team have practical, implementable strategies that you won’t find anywhere else.

Paul Barry
BGI Group

Matt rocks, wouldn't do anything in North Queensland until I spoke to him.

Jamie Simmonds
National Development Manager - Sentinel Property Group

We have been working with Urban Sync to deliver two of our major projects in the Innisfail locality – a convenience & service centre with zero emission fast charging sites at Shaws Corner and high-quality apartments to support housing diversity and liveability options in Mighell. We have enjoyed working with the team at Urban Sync - they go above and beyond to provide a high-quality service & addressing our questions and concerns. We’re very happy with the planning outcome for these projects and we look forward to seeing them come to life and bring benefit to our local community. We’d recommend Urban Sync’s expertise and planning assistance for anyone looking for their next town planning professionals.

Allan & Leanne Sultana
Director - Allan Sultana Constructions (QLD) Pty Ltd

The outcome was as we had hoped largely due to a detailed, thorough and comprehensive analysis compiled by Urban Sync. We thank you sincerely for your assistance Mick and Wendy Patullo.

Mick & Wendy Patullo

Justin and the team at Urban Sync handled my matter with diligence and professionalism and explained things to me at every step of the way in terms that I understood. Highly recommend.

Jake Hughes

Great work from the team at Urban Sync, Justin and Matt handled everything beautifully. Communication was on point and I was always up to date with where the project was at and what to do for the next steps. Thanks Guys

Mitchell Cooper