We are Cairns locals with decades of local town planning experience, working on projects across the Far North Queensland region.
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 Senior Town Planner
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.
Justin Phipps Town Planner
Prior to commencing work with Urban Sync, Justin completed work experience at the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning which gave him an insight into regulatory frameworks and assessment.
Justin has experience in researching and coordinating various development projects including small lot subdivisions, retail and commercial developments, and small-to-medium residential projects. Justin strives to apply real-world knowledge and experience to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.
Jamie Wyatt Town Planner
After graduating from a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, Jamie went on to completing a planning placement with the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science, in which she developed an interest in planning from a development process and strategic planning perspective.
Her quick thinking, time management skills and ability to learn fast make her a great asset to the Urban Sync team. Jamie is committed to achieving her clients goals and works hard to do so.
When she’s not at work, Jamie enjoys beach volley ball and exploring FNQ with her partner and dog.
Nina Ferrus Operations Manager
Nina is our Operations Manager and keeps the back of house running smoothly for our team.
Multi-tasking, organisation and communication are skills that Nina applies to her job at Urban Sync, making sure the team is fully supported and clients are looked after. Nina previously worked as an emergency medical dispatcher for QAS, leaving her with great listening skills and quick thinking.
When she’s not at work, Nina enjoys camping, socialising with friends, family and going on new adventures.