Urban Edge Consultants offers professional consulting services covering statutory planning, strategic planning, VCAT expert witness and advocacy and project management. The Town Planning team is led by the company’s founding director, Peter Barber. Peter, who has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant planner demonstrates a hands-on approach with every project. It is our mission to provide the highest standard of personal service to our clients. Our small team approach ensures that this is achieved with all projects. Due to low overhead costs, Urban Edge Consultants provides a range of planning services at a competitive market rate.

The business has been in operation since 1999, and has established itself as a well-respected firm that provides services to its wide range of clients throughout Victoria. Our planning team has the experience and professional expertise required to ensure that our clients achieve the best possible outcome. We have built up an excellent network of allied specialist consultants to ensure that each project has the best possible team suited to each specific project.

Planning News : 

New time limits on objector applications to VCAT - July 2018

From 1 July 2018, objectors have 28 days to lodge a VCAT application for review of a planning decision.

The Victorian Parliament recently passed planning regulations that increase the number of days from 21 to 28. When a municipal council or other responsible authority makes a planning decision, it issues a 'notice of decision'. Counting of the 28 days starts from the day the notice of decision is issued. 
VCAT will apply the 28-day limit to applications it receives on or after 1 July 2018, under section 82 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. It must be noted that any permit applicant still has 60 days to review Councils' decision to VCAT on their respective matter.