What is a Town Planner?

Melbourne Town Planners

What is a Town Planner?

As a qualified town planner I am often asked what is a town planner and what does a town planner do?

As a member of the planning fraternity I belong to a cohort of professionals such as Urban Designers, Strategic, Transport and Environmental Planners concerned with the design and development of land across urban and regional areas.

The planning profession develop and implement policy, plans and programs for the use of land to create communities, accommodate growth or revitalise facilities in urban and regional areas.  At a strategic level a town planner can be involved in the process of laying out future land use plans, but this is generally the role of many other members of the planning profession.

There are many other role based terms used to describe a Town Planner including a Development, Urban or Statutory Planner.  A ‘Development Planner’ suggests we only project manage proposals associated with development (i.e. construction of the built form such as a unit development or extension to an existing dwelling). An ‘Urban Planner’ implies we operate only in an urban environment (which is a narrow definition as planning also extends across urban and regional areas).  A ‘Statutory Planner’ sounds a little too legalistic for me.  I prefer the more commonly broader historical term ‘Town Planner’ as it encapsulates the diverse range of planning activities that can occur across our urban and regional areas.


DLM Town Planning offers town planning throughout Melbourne. We proudly service council municipalities including Banyule City Council, Brimbank City Council, Darebin City Council, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Moreland City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council & Whitehorse City Council.

We offer a range of town planning services including pre-application advice, application lodgements and post-permit services.

Contact DLM Town Planning on 0414 322 791 or info@dlmtownplanning.com.au for more information!

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