Director Taylor Willis acknowledged at National Planning Awards

May 18, 2015

Nicole Willis, Director Taylor Willis Town Planners has been awarded the only special commendation in the Outstanding Young Planner category at the 2015 National Planning Excellence Awards in Melbourne. The category was won by ACT planner Charlene Liau who is the Planning and Policy Adviser for the Northern Australia Taskforce within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. After receiving the accolade, Nicole said "I am so honoured to be acknowledged as an Outstanding Young Planner alongside Charlene at the awards last night. I am privileged to represent the Gold Coast on the National planning stage & hope other Gold Coast planners will continue to strive for excellence as our city matures." PIA National President Brendan Nelson said this year’s nominations reflected the important role planners play in creating great places that are sustainable, healthy and more resilient to the impacts of climate change. “Projects related to the environment, climate change, open space and recreation featured strongly amongst the award winners and commendations, showing that these things matter greatly to the planning profession, and to the community more broadly,” Mr Nelson said. He said the Judging Panel was impressed with the quality of the nominations which represented a broad cross section of work by planners across all sectors with a total of 49 entries being considered across 13 categories. “Like the other members of the judging panel I’m thrilled at the enthusiasm and effort that’s gone into this year’s nominations; it’s a clear signal that planners across the nation are determined to demonstrate the unquestioned value that planning delivers to all corners of the nation and every aspect of the lifestyles Australians enjoy.”

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THANK YOU! Taylor Willis launches new offices

Apr 23, 2015

The team at Taylor Willis Town Planners would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who celebrated our office opening last Friday night. We had in excess of 60 guests enjoy a self guided tour of our new office premises in Gold Coast CBD. Many guests travelled by Light Rail to the celebrations, being only a few hundred metres from the Nerang Street Station. The feedback from everyone was very positive and we are thrilled to have delivered such an impressive transformation of the old workers cottage. Robert Taylor, our Managing Director, is the visionary and project manager of the project, and was congratulated on his foresight and delivery. If you missed the grand opening, please come say hello anytime, we are open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and would love to show you around. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our coffee cart, due to open to public July 2015, and will be run by non-for-profit FSG!

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COUNCIL SELL OVERDUE RATES LAND

Apr 14, 2015

Council is gearing up to sell a list of properties within our city that have outstanding rates owing. The properties will be sold via public auction on Wednesday 29th April 2015 in Southport. Many of these properties have development potential and therefore we encourage you to review these properties and call us should you seek any planning advice on Council approvals.

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Welcome Dyan Currie to Chief Planner City of Gold Coast

Feb 26, 2015

The team at Taylor Willis Town Planners is looking forward to welcoming Dy Currie to the City and to the role of Director of Planning and Environment at City of Gold Coast Council. Dy is well known to all of us through her work as National President of the Planning Institute of Australia, prior to her term ending in 2014. Her appointment to the City has come at a very important time in the Gold Coast's history with the immanent City Plan 2015 release, and detailed planning underway for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Dy will be required to guide the City through this City building phase and to look for all leverage opportunities. Dy is very experienced, having held senior roles in other progressive local Councils such as Toowoomba Regional Council and Townsville Regional Council. She is known in the industry for her outcome focus, and passion for good planning. We look forward to working closely with Dy when she commences at Council at the end of April.

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