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Urban Development

What We Offer clients

The creative team at Hames Sharley has one important aim - to produce great environments where people can live, work and play. We know that successful and vibrant places are well used and this translates into success for our clients. Our reputation as one of the leading urban design and planning firms within Australia and abroad stems from our highly skilled team, our approach and proven delivery of well-developed solutions for clients at all times. For over 35 years, our urban designers and planners have been creating environments that are:

  • Sustainable
  • Practical and achievable
  • Capable of statutory implementation
  • Economically feasible
  • Imaginative and responsive services


  • Strategic Planning and Urban Design
  • Master planned communities and subdivisions
  • Development applications – Architecture
  • Research and strategy
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Strategic services

Unlike other urban design firms, Hames Sharley is a true multi-discipline organisation employing experts with skills in city and regional planning, statutory planning, social analysis, urban design, architecture, urban economics, environmental science, and landscape architecture. Utilising these diverse, in-house skills, we produce well-considered design solutions. For every commission, we look closely for that special ingredient that makes every project different. It may be an inner-city regeneration program, a strategy to enliven a suburban town centre, a district structure plan, subdivision, or a new civic square. Whatever the scale of project, we respond individually to each type. The geographic spread of our projects within the Asia-Pacific region encompasses diverse climatic and cultural environments – testament to our abilities in understanding local context while creating and adopting international best practice in urban design and planning.