Paul Beatty

Paul is the principal Director of URPS’ Melbourne office, driving the growth of our team with planning services that set a new standard.

His expertise runs long and deep. It includes strategic property/development advice, master planning, planning approvals, negotiation/advocacy and project management. Paul is also skilled in land compensation and acquisition, including highest-and-best-use assessments.

As you may expect, he has a great strike rate as a regular advocate at VCAT and planning panels.

Years as a consultant, together with a stint in Local Government, have given Paul a well-rounded project portfolio. This includes major residential, mixed-use, commercial, airport, racecourse, industrial, business park and activity centre planning.

Paul gets a real kick out of marshalling designers and technical experts to ensure that development potential is maximised and planning permits are streamlined.

Well respected throughout the planning and development industry in Victoria, Paul’s deep networks mean that he gets results where others may flounder.

Paul’s calm and friendly demeanour is matched with determination, hard-work and smarts. Everything you need in a great planning consultant.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic property advice, due diligence assessments, master planning and site redevelopment options

Planning approvals lodgement, liaison, negotiation and advocacy

Growth corridor planning with a focus on town centre/activity and industrial land

Rezonings, strategic reviews and Planning Scheme Amendments

Project coordination and management

Expert witness and advocacy at VCAT and Planning Panels

Advice to government on urban policy and property trends

Compensation and land acquisition


Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2002)


Planning Institute of Australia

Member UDIA (Financial and Investment Committee)

Member VPELA