Our Experience

We are Cairns locals with decades of local town planning experience, working on projects across the Far North Queensland region.

Stuart Ricketts

Director and Senior Town Planner

Matt Ingram

Planning Manager

Nash Davison

Town Planner

Stuart Ricketts Director + Senior Town Planner

Stuart is an expert in the coordination and delivery of complex statutory approvals and has a strong track record of successfully guiding clients through the statutory planning processes. Stuart is a competent Approvals Manager having completed several long-term projects that rely on input from numerous technical disciplines, plus an understanding of the environmental, community and infrastructure demands which affect planning outcomes.

His long-term involvement in the planning and development industry in Cairns, including UDIA and other representative groups, has allowed him to build strong relationships with statutory authorities and leading technical consultants in related fields. Stuart is passionate about delivering sustainable outcomes.

Matt Ingram Planning Manager

Matt joined Urban Sync in January 2016. Prior to this, Matt spent time in both Local Government and private practice which has given him a unique understanding of both sides of a development and the application process.

Matt has hands-on experience and a proven track record in delivering technical and strategic consulting services for a wide range of developments ranging from small lot subdivisions to larger, more complex developments requiring State and Federal involvement.

Nash Davison Town Planner

Nash has recently completed his Bachelor’s in Planning from James Cook University. Before joining Urban Sync, Nash completed work experience with Project Management in the Private Sector and as a Microbial Damage Assessment Technician in the restoration consulting and insurance industry, which gave him insight into development and statutory frameworks.

Since joining in March 2023, Nash has gained experience in the research and assessment of small-scale development projects, including residential, industrial and commercial developments across Far North Queensland and Torres Straits.

What our clients say...

Urban Sync take every task with vigor and respond professionally, punctually and with factual advise and creative opportunity to give every potential project the best serviceable outcome. Every interaction comes with experienced knowledge that provides consideration for the maximized opportunity of end outcome. Value adding is a constant and fee is very relative to process without extra for this and that. Everything is up front and bang on, never a disappointment or surprise in time or cost. Well done what an evolution from Stuart to a highly effective and delivering outcome team. Bankable advise, vision in opportunity and personable service in a time where process overrides and frustrates every function and cost in business today.

Gerard Obersky
Principal / Director - One Stop Property

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