Matthew King

Matthew King

Matthew is the Managing Director of URPS and is responsible for its operations and continued growth to become one of Australia’s best planning consultancies.

His success as a planner and manager is founded on a former leadership role in Local Government. This is where he learned to manage high workloads and the varied expectations of different stakeholders.

As a consultant, Matthew is highly regarded for his ability to lead project teams from strategy through design to delivery of approvals. He particularly enjoys diverse projects on challenging sites matched with unexpected solutions.

Matthew’s skill in balancing stakeholder motivations and the opportunities presented by each site has led to a loyal client base including some of Adelaide’s leading property developers, as well as strong relationships with Councils and the State Government. He is admired throughout the planning and development industry for his collegiate approach to development facilitation.

Expert evidence in the ERD Court is also an area of Matthew’s expertise, as well as managing the development assessment locum services URPS regularly provides to different tiers of government.

Areas of Expertise

Development Facilitation and Assessment

Appearance before Council Assessment Panels

Appearance before Pre-Lodgement Panel, Design Review Panel & State Commission Assessment Panel

Expert Evidence in ERD Court

Code Amendments and Submissions


Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (2005)

Diploma of Management, Management and Research Centre (2013)


Planning Institute of Australia – Registered Planner

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia