Principal Consultant

Philip Harnett

Phil Harnett

As a statutory planner and development advisor, Phil is highly motivated and adaptable. He understands that the key to great service is responsiveness – ensuring that issues are addressed quickly and projects keep moving.

Phil’s many years in development assessment in Local Government means that he has extensive technical knowledge. He also has an appetite for problem solving which he tackles in a composed and practical way. Put simply, he enjoys a challenge and is justifiably self-assured.

Particularly experienced in development within peri-urban, rural and tourist areas from his time with the Barossa Council, Phil also brings a wider perspective to projects having worked as a planner in England for a couple of years. This means that he is adaptable, pragmatic and experienced in solving a very broad range of development issues.

As with all the team at URPS, Phil is responsive, respectful, determined and energised by the development facilitation and assessment work he does. He also prides himself on his clarity of expression and the persuasiveness of his planning advice.

Areas of Expertise

Development Assessment and Facilitation

Advice and Negotiation

Appearance before Council Assessment Panels

Representation at ERD Court Conferences


Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of South Australia (2009)

Professional Affiliations

Planning Institute of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia

Property Council of Australia