Matt established Urban Enterprise in 1989 after a successful career working for the Victorian Government. He has more than 35 years experience in strategic planning, property market assessment and urban economic analysis. Matt is an expert in development contributions. He regularly appears as an expert witness in Planning Panel and VCAT hearings in matters relating to development contributions, land economics and tourism. Matt has qualifications in urban planning and post-graduate qualifications in property, and is a Certified Development Practitioner.
Matt is a member of the Property Council of Australia Industrial, Infrastructure and Logistics Committee and a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Infrastructure and Urbanisation Committee. He is a fellow of the Australian Property Institute (API), a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and member of the Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association (VPELA).
Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning, University of Melbourne
Mike has developed a strong reputation as an industry leader, with over ten years experience in the fields of urban planning, tourism, research and urban economics. Extensive knowledge in theses fields facilitates his preparation of strategic plans for industry, regions and urban centres.
Mike’s large number of regular clients are a testament to his ability to provide sound, strategic advice to inform planning, economic and tourism studies. Mike leads Urban Enterprise’s tourism and economic development projects, and is a regular presenter at conferences on topics relating to tourism and economic development.
Mike is a member of the Economic Development Australia (Victorian) Committee.
Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University
Post Grad Dip. Urban Planning, University of Melbourne
Member Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
Victorian Committee Member Economic Development Australia (EDA)
Paul is a Director of Urban Enterprise and draws on 14 years of consulting experience to lead our strategic planning and urban economic projects.
With qualifications in urban planning and economics, Paul offers public and private sector clients nuanced and independent advice based on an understanding of the economic and property market forces that influence how cities and regions develop and how strategic planning can best respond.
Paul specialises in the fields of strategic planning, infrastructure funding, economic impact assessment and land demand and supply assessments for a range of sectors including residential, retail, commercial, industrial and tourism. Paul often appears as an Expert Witness at Planning Panel, Advisory Committee and VCAT hearings in respect of urban economic matters.
Paul is committed to providing the highest quality analysis, evidence and approach to planning and is a Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia. Paul advocates the importance of proper planning and ongoing professional development in the industry through recent volunteer roles on the Committee of the Victorian Division of PIA and as a co-editor of the monthly Planning News publication.
Bachelor of Urban Planning & Development, University of Melbourne
Master of Commerce, RMIT
Member Planning Institute of Australia(PIA)
Member of the PIA (Victoria) Committee (2014-2015)