• Yarrabah Council unveils electronic transport plan

    The Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council wants to be at the forefront of technological change as it adopts a strategic plan to provide more of its residents with “opportunity-driving” transport.

  • Australian Planner of the Year

    The Planning Institute of Australia have awarded Planz TP Managing Director Nikki Huddy as the 2020 National Planner of the Year. 

  • Grass roots growth

    Regionalism and localism are hot topics right now. Increasingly, we’re aware that locals are best placed to know their own interests. Successful communities are those that drive their own agendas.

  • Where you're heading

    As the old year makes way for the new, I find myself reflecting on 2019 and gearing up for 2020.

  • Plan to debate

    I once contacted the host of a podcast to see if I could do a story about Cairns. The response was "No - we only talk about cities". I was stunned.

  • Stand up, break away?

    It comes as a surprise to many southerners to learn that Brisbane is closer to Melbourne than it is to Cairns.

  • 11 keys to the Cairns CBD

    The Cairns CBD faces significant challenges. Retailers and restaurants are doing it tough and the streets lack greenery and vibrancy. Here’s what we can do to bring it back to life.

  • Defining the Cairns CBD

    In the first of a new series on the Cairns CBD, experienced local planners Nikki Huddy and Sharon Harwood delve into the traditional and modern versions of our city’s heart.