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CS Town Planning Team

OUR MISSION

To become the most reputable building design and town planning consultancy for delivery of customer service and a key firm of influence in the property development industry.

OUR VALUES

We take pride in our work

We believe everyone should feel proud about the work they do and how they do it. For us, our business is much more than a job. It is an avenue for us to fulfil the universal human need to feel significant and that what we do has an impact on our customers and the world.

We seek first to understand, then be understood.

We believe our ability to achieve our goals has a symbiotic relationship with our clients ability to achieve their goals. We are genuinely interested in our client’s ambitions and seeing their goals become a reality. If we don’t think our service can assist you achieve what you want then we will tell you.

We take responsibility for outcomes

We value a proactive approach by our people and know that people shape circumstances. We recognise that we can’t always control circumstances but we can always choose how to respond to them and we believe every challenge presents an opportunity for us to test ourselves and grow.

We back ourselves and communicate with confidence

Our customers want to feel certain we can help them attain their outcome so we value people with the confidence to back themselves. This is not to be confused with being stubborn or inflexible. We believe ‘what is right is what works’ so we are certain in communicating our desired outcomes but flexible in our approach.

We stay curious

We value ongoing learning and discovering things we didn’t once know. We are curious about our challenges and embrace them as opportunities to learn and grow. Being curious sometimes requires us to step out of our comfort zones and undertake tasks that we don’t want to do.

PAUL O’SHEA

Managing Director

Paul is a sitting member of the UDIA infill development committee that is the leading development industry advocacy body in Australia. The committee advise and often lobby government for changes to improve the development industry for developers. Paul was selected for this committee because he was identified as being expertly placed to advise the UDIA on priority issues our developer clients face on a day to day basis. Paul has had vast experience in solving complex planning issues and assessing a wide range of planning development applications, as well as hands-on experience in client representation at VCAT and his leadership capabilities mean he has excelled as a skilled negotiator. Paul is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kinson Wong

Associate

Kinson has experience in property development feasibilities for the commercial, retail and office sector for multinational corporation CBRE. Kinson has experience negotiating with multiple stakeholders to achieve the best results for his clients. Hi is bi lingual and has well developed customer service skills that make him a huge asset for our clients. Kinson has a bachelor of science in property from the university of Melbourne and at the time of joining our team he was completing his masters of property from RMIT with the aim of obtaining certification as a practising property valuation professional.

Ben Mc Kenna

Associate

Ben is an associate town planner who qualified in 2013 from RMIT with a vice chancellors list award for finishing in the top 2% of his masters class in International Urban and Environmental Management. He has previously worked in local government and has experience in in both strategic and statutory town planning process and practice. He has assisted local government in the preparation of planning scheme amendments and he also has experience in client advocacy and was a part of the Victorian building appeals board administration team prior to joining us. Ben’s core experience is in statutory planning and advocacy and he advises all our clients in this area.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

I would like to take this opportunity to thank CS for organising the planning permit for us with City of Melbourne; we found your attention in servicing our needs on the recent permit application efficient and professional. The Boyd group would certainly use your Company again for applications for town planning that we may need in the future. Once again thank you for your efforts and support it was very much appreciated.

GRAHAM R BOYD