Urban Designer

Urban Designer

Urban Designers develop and implement plans and policies for the controlled use of urban and rural land, and advise on economic, environmental and social factors affecting land use. 


Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,345

Where you could work:

Government - City of Gold Coast

Town Planning Companies - Urbis, Cardno, Latitude Town Planning Services, Sunland Group 



Urban Designer do the following tasks:

  • Compiling and analysing data on economic, legal, political, cultural, demographic, sociological, physical and environmental factors affecting land use
  • Conferring with government authorities, communities, Architects, social scientists, Legal Professionals, and planning, development and environmental specialists
  • Devising and recommending use and development of land, and presenting narrative and graphic plans, programs and designs to groups and individuals
  • Advising governments and organisations on urban and regional planning and resource planning
  • Reviewing and evaluating environmental impact reports
  • Staying up-to-date with changes in building and zoning codes, regulations and other legal issues
  • May serve as mediators in disputes over planning proposals and projects
  • May speak at public meetings and appear before government to explain planning proposals