About Us

PlanDev Business Solutions is a specialist company established by a group of professionals with extensive Local and State Government experience. The PlanDev team have a wide range of backgrounds from Town Planning, through Engineering to Business Improvement and Project Management.

The PlanDev team have been responsible for the successful implementation of broad change initiatives across Queensland Councils including the 5 Day DA, PD Online implementation, RiskSmart creation and roll out in South East Queensland and numerous eGovernment initiatives in Brisbane City Council and other Queensland and Australian local governments.

The PlanDev team know the pressures that governments are under, having operated in this environment extensively.  The PlanDev team created the RiskSmart business approach for streamlining Development Assessment in Brisbane City Council and have successfully taken this approach to all the South East Queensland Councils and are currently involved in its implementation in other high growth Councils in Queensland.

Importantly, PlanDev is an independent consulting organisation that works solely with Local, State and Federal Government agencies.  This independence allows us to use our credentials and experience to provide the government with truly independent, objective advice in relation to the improvements in the planning and development field. Therefore, as PlanDev do not undertake work directly for the private sector, our independence and confidentiality is guaranteed.

Key Personnel

While PlanDev has been in existence since 2007, the resources and experience that PlanDev brings together is extensive.  The PlanDev team has been working together for a number of years on projects and as such provide a diverse and cohesive team able to deliver strong outcomes for our clients.

Our people have a diverse range of business, consulting, management and technology backgrounds and skills. Each team member has a strong background and appreciation for private enterprise as well as extensive public and government experience. Some of the general tools and skills we apply include:

Detailed understanding of the planning and development environment around Australia, including best practice ePlanning Initiatives:

  • Extensive and leading experience with the implementation of Risk Management Frameworks and processes
  • Extensive technical knowledge in the fields of Town Planning, Engineering and IT systems
  • Business and technical requirements gathering skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making methodology and assistance
  • Business impact assessments
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Project and program management
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills

The PlanDev Business Solutions consultant’s proposed for this project are all highly qualified in the development and implementation of Planning improvements including ePlanning initiatives to streamline and simplify application processing approaches.

For more information on the PlanDev team, visit the Meet the Team section.