Planz Town Planning

17 Atherton Street Whitfield 4870
17 Atherton Street Whitfield 4870
Nikki Huddy
0447 323 384
0447 323 384

   •  Town Planning Applications for large and small developers and government agencies
   •  Strategic Planning: Planning Schemes
   •  Specialist policy writing
   •  Specialist Project work
   •  Community Engagement and Research
   •  Corporate Planning and Change Management
   •  Training and workshop facilitation

Fields Of Commerce

Consultation: Town Planning
Strategic Planning
Change Management
Community Engagement
Training and mentoring
Corporate Planning
Specialist research projects

Target Industries

Health and community well being
Education, training and mentoring
Public infrastructure

Specialist Areas Of Tropical Expertise

Policy writing
Land use planning
Remote community planning
Community building / Social planning

Year Established


Management Team

Nikki Huddy, Director

Target Export Markets

Papua New Guinea
New Zealand
Pacific Islands

Type Of Export Business Sought

Joint Ventures

Certificate And Quality Approvals

Nikki Huddy is a qualified internal Auditor with Quality Assurance Services.

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Company Profile

Planz Town Planning was established in October 2007, with the specific aim of providing specialist consultancy support to communities, local and state government and private developers.

Nikki Huddy is the Director of Planz Town Planning, has a unique set of skills and experience that enables her to assist Individuals, Communities and Government Agencies to undertake planning and project work.

Nikki’s strong policy background enables her to deliver results that translate into actions that are realistic, adoptable and readily implemented.

Nikki has experience in small and large regional and remote communities, and has previously been engaged by government to identify barriers and strategies for communities to adopt and implement new or different policy measures. Projects have been in diverse areas and including researching other Council’s approach to issues, identifying world’s best practice and contemporary literature reviews.

Technologies and Capabilities

Skills in town planning and governance:
   •  Preparation and lodgement of Planning Applications
   •  Maintaining and amending Planning Schemes including state interest checks, public consultation and scheme adoption
   •  Specialist Code and Policy drafting
   •  Environmental planning including State of Environment Reporting and Carbon Emission Reduction Policies
   •  Priority Infrastructure Planning
   •  Demographic analysis
   •  Coordination of the positions of multiple parties on matters of planning
   •  Training on specific elements of Legislation, and Planning theory and process
   •  Mentoring and professional development of student planners and graduate planners

Skills in governance and change management:
   •  Process mapping, end-to-end business process definitions and implementing new business process functionality
   •  Provision of change management support and advice
   •  Managing the expectations of organisations in relation to change management and corporate planning
   •  Preparation of corporate plans including disaster management plans and risk management plans.

Company Background

Planz Town Planning was established in October 2007, with the specific aim of providing specialist consultancy support to communities, local & state government and private developers.

Planz Town Planning is a sole operator consulting firm that can be engaged individually or as part of a project team to provide specialist, localised consulting services in the areas of land use planning & policy development, development assessment, community planning & community engagement, social & community infrastructure planning, training and change management & corporate planning.

Planz Town Planning has extensive experience in best practice research, project management and community engagement & consultation associated with the preparation of strategic community planning documents, including social needs assessments, built environment & land use planning studies.

Planz Town Planning has a unique set of expertise that enables it to assist Government and Communities to translate their messages and plans into actions that are realistic, adoptable and readily implemented.

North Queensland Projects

Reef Guardian Council: Climate Change Module
The project required developing leading policy in the area of collective management of local climate change initiatives working closely with 10 Councils and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Active Healthy Communities Resource
Working Closely with Queensland Health & Heart Foundation, the
AHC project:
   •  Took a body of knowledge & policy direction from a Government Agency & translated it into a series of opportunities & actions for Local Government.
   •  Utilised range of corporate tools available to Local Government, to achieve project outcomes: including Corporate Plan, Planning Scheme, Local Laws, budget process & community leader.
   •  Was ground breaking in its approach & leading the policy direction in this area.

Other Projects
   •  Preparation of Planning Schemes for Douglas Shire, Cairns City
Council, Tablelands Regional Council.
   •  Initiation & direction of the Southern Growth Corridor Master Plan, to deliver a master planned community for up to 60,000 people & Town Centre at Edmonton.
   •  Development and implementation of the Cairns Style Urban Design Guide, to promote tropical design & improve the under- standing in relation to tropical design.
   •  Preparation of the initial & annual State of Environment Report & Liveability Index Report for Cairns City Council.
   •  Transport, Mobility & Access Plans (Cairns to Gordonvale Trans- port Network Study, & Cairns Integrated Public Transport Plan)
   •  Economic Development & Employment (e.g. Industrial Land
Requirements Study).
   •  Natural Environment, Green space & Recreation Planning (e.g.
Priority Infrastructure Plan, Sporting Facilities Needs Assessments)
   •  Housing, Character, Cultural Heritage Planning (CairnsPlan Multiple Dwelling & Holiday Unit Code, Character Precinct Code & Lo- cal Heritage Code; development of Cairns Style Design Guideline).
   •  Infrastructure Planning (e.g. components for the Cairns Priority
Infrastructure Plan including Community Facilities).

Green Credentials

TNQ President; Corporate & Committee Member
Urban Design Advisory Board
Steering Committee Member
Adjunct lecturer James Cook University

Planning Institute of Australia:
-Corporate Member
-Committee Member Qld PIA Division
-Branch President (TNQ)

Urban Design Advisory Board – Cairns Regional Council

Tropical Green Building Network – Steering Committee Member

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