Planit Consulting opens third office in Darwin

Written on the 15 July 2013 by Gold Coast PR company Consulting Hall

Queensland-headquartered town planning agency Planit Consulting has opened its third office, this time in Darwin as the growing company moves to cash in on the buoyant development industry in the top end.

Director Boyd Sargeant said the company had never been busier in Darwin even though the development industry on Australia’s east coast was sluggish.

``The level of planning works being done for projects in the Northern Territory is exceptionally strong at the moment and we want to be available on the spot to help developers with their goals,’’ said Mr Sargeant.

“Our clients will have some very exciting projects to announce for the Northern Territory during the next 12 months and we intend to make the planning process to be smooth as possible for them.”

Planit's works range from flora and fauna surveys to high rise and residential broad-acre applications.

Its client list ranges from multinational corporations involved in high-rise development and masterplanned communities for thousands of residents through to small investors dealing with homes, duplexes and commercial properties.

Planit Consulting, which was established in 1991 and is now headquartered on the Gold Coast in Queensland, officially signed the lease for its new Darwin office at Cullen Bay last week.

``We want to offer our clients, who include some of the nation’s biggest and most successful developers, a complete range of design and project management services throughout the northern half of Australia,'' he said.

``Most developers involved in multiple projects face severe time constraints and appreciate it when we can limit the number of agencies they deal with on a regular basis.

“This is one of the many reasons that we have decided to invest in establishing our third office in Darwin, which is increasingly emerging on the radar of developers.

``Essentially what we are aiming to provide is a one-stop shop for much of the planning needs of large-scale residential developments.''

As well as its new office, Planit has offices at Nobby Beach on the Gold Coast and another in northern New South Wales

Mr Sargeant said the company would be looking to increase its staff numbers in Darwin as its business grew.

He said the company was still busy helping developers on the East Coast with their planning needs.

“Even though the construction of new developments has slowed, in the planning arena the level of work being done is still quite significant,’’ he said.

``A lot of companies are putting their plans for projects in place now so that they will be ready to act when the financial and economic outlooks improve further.''

Author: Gold Coast PR company Consulting Hall