Here at Urbis, we have one simple goal – to shape the cities and communities of Australia for a better future.
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AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to consulting and construction management.
We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.
On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
APP is a leading provider of consulting services to the Property and Infrastructure industries. We operate across a broad range of industries and combine innovation, knowledge and technology with the best people to deliver outstanding results for our clients. Our point of difference is ‘delivery’.
As one of the largest and most respected industry leaders for the management and delivery of projects for private and public sector clients, APP has a recognised track record in delivering hospitality, entertainment, casino, residential, food & beverage and retail facilities.
Architectus is a top-tier Australian architecture and design studio specialising in commercial, education, interiors, public, residential, transport, urban design and planning.
Our insightful and human-centric design approach is combined with a collaborative ethos to create unique places that are exemplars of elegance, function and sustainability.
We operate as a single studio with our creative team based in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Arkhefield is a multidisciplinary design practice delivering 25+ years of design excellence in Australia and the Asia Pacific. We are committed to connecting people to place through design. From large to small projects, we offer meticulous design underpinned by clearly defined processes and an efficiency of delivery.
We work collaboratively with our clients, consultants and contractors to deliver creative and effective designs which are culturally, socially and environmentally enduring, as well as functionally and commercially grounded.
As recognised design leaders, we operate across multiple sectors – from urban and master planning, infrastructure and commercial to residential, retail, interiors and beyond. Truly mixed use.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From 88 offices in 33 countries, 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
Arup established a presence in Australasia over 50 years ago when entrusted with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House. In Australasia, we now employ over 2,500 people working from 13 offices across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand.
Arup provides consultancy services for every stage of a project – from inception to completion and beyond.
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.
In the Asia Pacific, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention and exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch (opening 2020), Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Shenzhen (opening in 2020); Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (opening 2023) and interests in major stadia in Sydney (2), and Perth; as well as entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (4), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (4), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023), Dubai, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.
ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com
BDO is a world wide network of public accounting firms. Each independent BDO Member Firm serves local and international clients in its own country.
We offer a wide range of accounting and business advisory services to individuals, clients ranging from large corporates, to small and medium growth-focused organisations – representing a broad range of industry sectors, as well as government departments and the public sector.
Blight Raynor Architecture
Blight Rayner Architecture was formed in 2016 by two of Brisbane’s most awarded architects, Jayson Blight and
Michael Rayner. In our history, we have led the designs of such city-defining projects as 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Convention and Exhibition Centre, Kurilpa Pedestrian Bridge, and internationally the National Maritime Museum of China.
Currently we are the architects for the New Performing Arts Centre at QPAC [with Snohetta].
Also in our history, we have proactively developed visionary urban strategies for our city, such as ‘Smart Cities:
Rethinking The City Centre’  which first posited the green bridges, the Brisbane knowledge corridor and the
revitalisation of Victoria Park and Bowen Hills. It is our ability to forward think that helps our clients in all sectors achieve
future-proof design solutions.
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited, the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE), is a private, unlisted Queensland company. With more than 23.6 million passengers travelling through the airport in 2018, BNE is Queensland’s most important transport hub, Australia’s third busiest airport and a port well on its way to becoming Australia’s best gateway.
Within the next 12 months, the most important piece of aviation infrastructure being built in Queensland and the biggest undertaken by BAC since the airport was privatised in 1997 will be completed. Brisbane’s new runway will effectively double BNE’s capacity, allowing it to meet visitor growth (both domestic and international) well into the future.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
We provide exceptional legal services across the full spectrum of matters, including major transactions, projects and significant disputes, offering strategic advice on our clients’ most challenging issues.
With more than 175 years of history and a talented and diverse team of over 1000 people, we pride ourselves on our client-focused approach and commitment to excellence. Our fundamental ambition is the success of our clients, and this is reflected in everything we do.
We advise on the most significant global matters and connect with the best lawyers internationally to provide our clients with the right team for every engagement. We are also at the forefront of some of the most high-profile public international law matters in our region, assisting governments and corporations with the resolution of highly complex cross-border disputes.
We are the firm of choice for many of the world’s leading organisations, with our people consistently recognised for providing outstanding client service and delivering exceptional results.
As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu provide audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory, and financial advisory services through approximately 8,000 people across the country. Focused on the creation of value and growth, we are dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel.
In Queensland, we aim to shape the future of our state by joining forces across business, government and the community in driving the right choices to create our future. Because, if we collectively deliver a confident Queensland, we can make a real impact and a strong contribution, to our communities, jobs and the economy. For more information, please visit our Confidently Queensland website, https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/future-of-cities/articles/confidently-queensland.html
Economic Development Queensland
Economic Development Queensland, (EDQ) is a specialist land-use planning and property development unit within the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and operates within the Economic Development Act 2012. As a business unit, EDQ plays a key role in streamlining and delivering property and project solutions for the benefit of Queensland communities.
GHD is an international professional services company. Our people deliver innovative solutions by combining technical skill and experience with an understanding of our clients’ objectives and aspirations. GHD employs over 6,000 people in a network of offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, the United Kingdom and Europe. We serve the global market sectors of Infrastructure, Mining & Industry, Defence, Property & Buildings and the Environment.
ISPT is committed to creating growth for people and places through property. For 25 years our properties have been meaningful places for the retailers, companies, government departments and communities that use them.
We generate returns for our Investors, which are some of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds, and ultimately the 50%+ of working Australians who have their retirement savings invested in property through us.
ISPT’s $18.1 billion portfolio invests in and develops commercial, retail, logistics, warehousing and residential property in Australia.
Lendlease is an international property and infrastructure group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong and connected communities. Being bold and innovative characterises our approach and doing what matters defines our intent.
We create award-winning urban precincts, new communities for older people and young families just starting out, retail precincts, and work places to the highest sustainability standards. We are also privileged to create essential civic and social infrastructure including state-of-the-art hospitals, universities and stadiums around the world.
McCullough Robertson Lawyers
McCullough Robertson is an independent Australian law firm with more than 350 staff spread across four offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
Operating for over 92 years, we work with major Australian and foreign owned corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Our legal specialists combine their experience, technical expertise and imagination to deliver commercial, practical and tailored solutions.
Place Design Group
Intimate local knowledge of a place and its people, whilst big on international reputation, Place Design Group has a unique balance of planning and design to deliver exceptional outcomes.
Our teams across Australia, China and South East Asia are hand-picked with industry leaders, up and comers, quiet achievers and award winning strategists and creators. By celebrating the individuality of our people, we form successful and thriving environments that breed diversity of thought, innovative solutions, and future based thinking.
Through our work, we have become trusted advisors across Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Development Services, Strategic Planning, Community Engagement, and Strategic Communications.
Port of Brisbane
The Port of Brisbane is Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port, handling approximately $50 billion in international trade annually and is central to the state’s economic success story.
Managed by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, the main port complex is located at the mouth of the Brisbane River and is the only purpose-built, capital-city, intermodal port complex in Australia.
As the closest major east coast trading port to North East Asia, the Port connects exporters and importers from Queensland and northern New South Wales to more than 150 trading ports globally.
Port of Brisbane’s operations are also underpinned by an internationally-certified Environmental Management System and complemented by an active interest and investment in innovative technology to benefit customers, stakeholders and the Queensland community.
Portfolio Creative Services
Portfolio is Queensland’s most established branding and marketing agency, delivering strategic direction and creating successful communications outcomes. Portfolio specialises in property development, and has worked on many of Queensland’s most prominent projects, implementing comprehensive multi-channel communications solutions.
The Racing Queensland Board trading as Racing Queensland provides a platform to service the racing industry across the 3 codes of racing. Racing Queensland’s vision is to become the #1 sporting industry in the Sunshine State with the purpose to champion great racing and events which connect Queensland communities.
The Queensland racing industry is responsible for generating more than $1.5 billion in value added contribution to the economy, while providing 11,500 full-time equivalent jobs.
Rider Levett Bucknall
Rider Levett Bucknall, Queensland’s leading property and construction consultancy group, provides a range of services and systems to the construction and property industries to optimise cost, time, quality and value outcomes.
With offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns, its goal is to protect Clients’ investments by providing independent professional advice for controlling and reducing the acquisition, development, ownership and disposal costs associated with their assets.
Royal National Association
The RNA’s charter is to celebrate and champion the essential role agriculture plays in the everyday lives of Queenslanders. The RNA runs the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland’s largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in August.
Staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage by bringing the city and country together for a once a year get-together.
On average 400,000 people gather to see thousands of exhibits, 10,000 animals, world-class entertainment and taste award-winning food and wine.
The RNA also operates the Brisbane Showgrounds, a venue business which hosts more than 200 events each year, including music festivals, lifestyle exhibitions and sporting matches and is home to the state-of-the-art Royal International Convention Centre.
South Bank Corporation
In 1989, South Bank Corporation was established as the development and management authority and creative force, behind Brisbane’s iconic riverfront destination, South Bank. The Corporation brings together an unrivalled range of technical, design, creative and business management expertise to oversee the development and commercial assets within Brisbane’s most endearing urban precinct.
After almost 25 years of strategic development and planning, the South Bank precinct continues to evolve with the first stage of the landmark Southpoint development complete and a further two stages underway.
St Baker Energy Innovation Fund
Our goal is to reshape the way people use and interact with energy.
The St Baker Energy Innovation Fund (StBEIF) is an active investor in a portfolio of early stage companies in that are developing disruptive products and business models in the e-mobility and clean energy sector.
Along with traditional energy business models, the StBEIF has clear objectives to focus on radical innovation and disruptive technology in the following target markets:
- Retail energy applications;
- Energy generation, storage and related systems for the home and for businesses;
- Electrical devices for monitoring, measurement, control, management and related efficiency drivers;
- Electric vehicle fast charging solutions and related infrastructure;
- Printed energy, storage and solar photovoltaics (PV); and
- Sustainable, intelligent renewable energy solutions.
SUEZ is committed to shaping a sustainable environment, now. With an ambition to become the worldwide leader in environmental services, SUEZ works together with customers, employees and stakeholders to restore and conserve the fundamental elements that are water, air and soil.
With 90,000 employees in 130 countries across five continents, SUEZ supply 92 million people with drinking water and 65 million with sanitation services. We provide nearly 52 million people with waste collection services and recover more than 14 million tonnes of waste to create secondary raw materials and energy.
In Australia, Suez has more than 2,600 employees who are experts in the water, waste, oil and gas sectors.
SUEZ is also a world leader in delivering Smart Environmental Solutions and is committed to the development of partnerships that lead our customers toward their vision
In 1987 the IT industry was in its infancy. An enterprising Adrian Di Marco saw an opportunity to build a new generation of financial software for businesses and government departments.
At the time, banks wouldn’t support this pioneering startup, determined to take on global software giants. Adrian turned to friends, John and Dugald MacTaggart, who had made their fortune in leather processing. So it was in a demountable office in the car park of a hide factory in the industrial suburbs of Brisbane that Australia’s largest enterprise software company, TechnologyOne, was founded.
Now TechnologyOne is an ASX-150 company with 14 offices around the world, employing over 1,200 staff and investing $50 million in Australian innovation. Adrian’s incredible contributions to the Australian IT industry and business community have been recognised through many awards.
The Star Entertainment Group
With a vision to becoming Australia’s leading integrated resort company, The Star Entertainment Group is an ASX 100 listed company that owns and operates Treasury Brisbane, The Star Gold Coast, and The Star Sydney. The company also manages the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government.
Together with its Hong Kong-based consortium partners – Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium – the company is investing around $6 billion in developing world-class integrated resorts in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Expected to open in 2022, Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be a game-changing $3.6 billion development that will transform a historic and largely underutilised part of Brisbane’s CBD into a global tourism, leisure, and entertainment destination. It will feature four new luxury hotels; 50 new restaurants, bars and cafés; 12 football fields of public realm; repurposed heritage; high-end and bespoke shopping; a new pedestrian bridge to South Bank; stunning residential apartments; and a new world-class casino to replace the existing Treasury casino.
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.
UQ ranks among the world’s top 50 universities, and with a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university.
UQ’s 276,000 graduates are an engaged network of global alumni spanning more than 170 countries, and include approximately 14,800 PhDs. More than 53,600 current students, including more than 18,600 postgraduate students and approximately 18,000 international students from 134 countries, currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland.
UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and more than 100 research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of 1500 scientists, social scientists and engineers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being the number one recipient of Australian Research Council Fellowships and Awards nationally across all scheme years (419 awards worth over $290 million).
UQ is also one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21; a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities; a member of Universities Australia; and one of only three Australian charter members of the global edX consortium for massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Three Plus is a leading Queensland communications consultancy specialising in business reputation, brand and relationship management. Its team of senior consultants provide strategic planning and communications advice at the highest levels for both the public and private sectors for complex and controversial projects.
Tract, by virtue of the breadth of its integrated town planning, urban and landscape design skills, and also its national presence in Australia’s largest three cities, participated in this building boom to the extent that most Australians now come into contact with Tract’s work on a daily basis.
As town planners and designers, our charter is to deliver sustainable and memorable solutions, shaping places for living, leisure and work, and the infrastructure that supports and connects these places. We do this by harnessing the strength and diversity of our collective expertise.
After 40 years of practice, Tract continues to evolve so that we shape contemporary thinking, working in partnership with our clients to deliver compelling solutions.
Our cities are growing fast and at Transurban, we’re all about keeping cities moving. As one of the world’s largest toll-road operators, we build and operate the roads that connect communities and make sure travelling on them is as easy and safe as possible. From traffic control room operators and response crews working 24-7, to customer service experts developing new travelling apps, and engineers designing and upgrading the roads, we’re working to make sure cities keep moving not only today, but in years to come. We’re an Australian-owned company and we build and operate toll roads in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as in Greater Washington, United States and Montreal, Canada.
It’s something we achieve by drawing together a network of the brightest minds. Think of Urbis as a creative community of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.
So what does this mean for you? Whether you engage with us in the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics or research, you know you’re dealing with the experts who will connect you to a better