We Are Ekistics.

About Us.

OUR AIMS

OUR APPROACH

OUR VALUES

  1. OUR AIMS

    Established in March 2014, Ekistics is a professional services firm of experienced and well respected planning specialists who are based in South Australia with strong local knowledge and informed perspectives derived from both national and international experience.

    It is our objective to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and stakeholders to enhance their growth and success and to perform with integrity to promote the strength, value and influence of our advice and reputation.

  2. OUR APPROACH

    The philosophy and principles governing our approach and operations are:

    - Strong client communication
    - A commitment to client service and satisfaction
    - Pragmatic, commercial and politically astute advice
    - Tailored, efficient and cost effective services
    - The highest ethical and professional standards
    - A comitment to innovation and best practice
    - The courage to be different

  3. OUR VALUES

    We are committed to both business and personal values, namely:

    - Integrity in all that we do
    - Excellence in certainty and performance
    - Clarity in written and verbal communication
    - Client prosperity through our expertise and reputation
    - Efficiency and respect for client deadlines/timelines
    - Pride in our knowledge and skills
    - Market leadership and setting industry standards
    - Job enrichment and support for our talented staff

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Services

Strategic Planning

  • Forward planning
  • Growth area planning
  • Activity centre & retail planning
  • Mixed use & infill development
  • Land use strategies and distribution
  • Land supply & demand modelling
  • Site optimisation strategies
  • Strategic, political and communication management
  • Government liaison & relations

Statutory Planning

  • Project positioning & development approval strategies
  • Development assessment
  • Preparation of planning statements, opinions & reports
  • Project facilitation
  • Project due diligence
  • Project & development optimisation
  • Land division & sub-division proposals
  • Expert evidence, planning opinions and appeals

Urban Design & Place Making

  • Site analysis
  • Development concept & yield analysis
  • Urban context analysis & assessment
  • Urban framework plans
  • Master plans
  • Structure plans
  • Land development concept planning
  • Land division concept planning
  • Urban design guidelines

Project Management

  • Project team management
  • Consultant brief preparation
  • Tender preparation & negotiation
  • Contract administration
  • Budget & program performance
  • Critical path analysis

Social Planning

  • Community consultation & engagement
  • Stakeholder management
  • Social impact assessments
  • Social needs assessments
  • Community facility and service planning

Infrastructure Planning

  • Infrastructure funding
  • Development contributions resolution

Policy Planning

  • Development Plan & planning scheme amendments
  • Precinct plans
  • Planning Strategies

Governance

  • Legislative governance
  • Local government management
  • Grant funding strategies

People.

RICHARD DWYER

REBECCA THOMAS

KIERON BARNES

GEORGE BRYANT

MILY NIELSEN

BELINDA DWYER

  1. RICHARD DWYER

    Richard is the founder and Managing Director of Ekistics and has over 20 years experience in planning and development throughout Australia & abroad. Click for CV

  2. REBECCA THOMAS

    Rebecca has over 17 years’ experience in urban planning, strategy and policy development and implementation with 6 years’ experience as a senior local government leader/manager. Click for CV

  3. KIERON BARNES

    Kieron is a well-rounded planning professional with particular strengths in the preparation of planning policy and development assessment. Click for CV

  4. GEORGE BRYANT

    George is a town planner with a background in geography, teaching and tourism. Click for CV

  5. MILY NIELSEN

    Mily has almost a decade of experience in high-level executive support and oversees all administrative functions and operations, as well providing essential background support to the entire team.

  6. BELINDA DWYER

    Belinda has qualifications in communications and a Masters of Business in Administrative Management. Belinda manages all fiducial and financial obligations and requirements for Ekistics.

Projects.

Adelaide CBD

Retail

Residential

Institutional/Community

Commercial/Industrial

Resource Recovery/Mining

  1. Adelaide CBD

    Ekistics has extensive experience delivering planning solutions to projects of all sizes and complexity within the Adelaide CBD including mixed use towers, commercial offices, institutional buildings, apartments and student accommodation. More info.

  2. Retail

    Ekistics acts for a number of local and national retail outlets and has delivered major new neighbourhood and district shopping centres as well as supermarkets, bulky goods outlets, retail showrooms and fast food restaurants. Ekistics is currently engaged by ALDI stores to assist with their roll out of over 55 new stores across South Australia. More info.

  3. Residential

    Our residential projects range from large master planned communities to broad acre subdivisions, medium density infill development, apartments and student accommodation. More info.

  4. Institutional/Community

    Our institutional projects have included hospitals, medical centres / day surgery as well as nursing homes, retirement villages and aged care facilities. More info.

  5. Commercial/Industrial

    Our commercial and Industrial projects include manufacturing plant and facilities, road transport terminals, as well as storage, warehouses, intermodal, logistics and service trade facilities. We also prepare employment land studies, policies and strategies for both the Government and private sector. More info.

  6. Resource Recovery/Mining

    We are actively engaged in the mining sector and have prepared strategies to assist the mining industry deliver social and community outcomes and objectives including structure planning to accommodate remote communities and townships with required social and physical infrastructure and housing. More info.

Recruitment.

Contact.



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