About Us

It started with a folder. 

That folder was the beginning of a quest to collect and collate news and information with a focus on planning, development and transport. However, it soon became clear that the size of this task required a new type of repository... 

Welcome to Urbanalyst. 

Established in 2009, Urbanalyst is an independent, Australian-based website with one simple goal: to be a comprehensive and up-to-date source of planning, development and transport news and resources. 

To achieve our goal, we provide a platform for the distribution and dissemination of information to ensure that planners, developers and the wider community have access to relevant and timely news and resources. 

Our News, Spotlight and Reports and Research sections provide coverage of the latest announcements, projects, plans and much more. Our Around the Web section showcases some of the best stories and articles from leading thinkers, blogs and websites.


Stay informed with our free weekly newsletter, which contains the latest news, research and analysis. It is sent via email every Tuesday. You can sign up to our newsletter here.


Help us to keep our audience up-to-date. If you have news or information that you think may be of interest to our readers, please let us know and we will consider it for inclusion. This may include items such as media releases, opinion articles, announcements and videos.

You can submit content by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We thank you in advance for your contribution but please note that due to factors such as space, time and relevancy, we cannot include all submissions.

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