Urban Design and Town Planning

JMLA have been a significant influence in developing contemporary approaches to creating and maintaining place character in Australia.

Guidelines for environmentally sustainable development have been at the forefront of our research, with such studies as the Ecovillage at Currumbin and the Tooradin Village Community Plan, both highlighting new ways of dealing with infrastructure and development.

Strategic planning for urban centres has been undertaken throughout Australia, leading to structure plans, development control plans, cultural plans and economic development plans. JMLA specialise in taking a project from strategic planning right through to street detailing.


Examples of outstanding urban design studies include:

  • Bingara Community Plan, NSW
  • Warialda Community Plan, NSW
  • Gladstone CBD Strategy and Urban Design codes, Qld
  • Tooradin Structure Plan, Vic
  • Tinaroo Village Plan, Qld
  • Innisfail Revitalisation Strategy, Qld
  • Mooloolaba Structure Plan, Qld
  • Urangan Boat Harbour Precinct Structure Plan, Qld
  • Atherton Town Centre Strategy, Qld
  • Tolga Community Plan and D.C.P., Atherton, Qld
  • Forth Valley Land Use Planning Study, Tas
  • Jerrabomberra Sustainable Newtown, Canberra, ACT
  • Cooroy Town Centre Plan, Qld
  • Penguin Cultural and Community Plan, Tas
  • Hervey Bay Esplanade and Townships Study, Qld
  • Penguin Community Plan, Tas
  • Cleveland Town Centre, Qld
  • Toowoomba Town Centre Strategy, Qld