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About us

Ken Ryan & Associates Pty Ltd is a specialised town planning consultancy providing "commercial in confidence" services to a range of clients, requiring advice on the implications of statutory planning and the lodgment and approval of various development applications.

Ken Ryan & Associates has been established for more than 12 years and has a team of experienced Town Planners with specific core skills in Development Assessment and experience within Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Logan City Council and and all other local authorities in South-East Queensland. The professional staff currently comprises Director, Principal Planner, two Town Planners and a Graduate Planner. In combination we have from time to time in excess of 60 years practical experience with Local Governments in South East Queensland and as expert consultants.

Specifically, the firm is dedicated to providing a personalised, professional and timely service to our range of clients. Our diverse experience ensures variety and continuity of expertise, providing accurate responses to a variety of town planning enquiries, and facilitating prompt and accurate decision making in relation to potential projects and contractual opportunities.

The firm has also been engaged on several occasions to assess development applications and negotiate planning approvals on behalf of a number of local government authorities during peak periods of development applications including Brisbane City Council, Maroochy Shire Council (now Sunshine Coast Regional Council). We are also a member of the Local Government Planning Alliance which is a group of five planning businesses that delivers flexible, strategic planning and development assessment services to local governments throughout Queensland. Some of these Councils include Western Downs Regional Council, Maranoa Regional Council, Goondiwindi Regional Council, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and Balonne Regional Council.

Ken Ryan & Associates was one of a small number of town planning consultancies initially selected to participate in Council's RiskSMART Pilot Program that aimed to test the methodology developed to extend private sector involvement in the planning process. This program has been an enormous success in facilitating increased certanty and reduced timeframes for development applications and remains a core component of our business. The turnaround times are consistently five to ten days, from completion of advertising (if required).