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Three companies united behind one vision – JBA merges with Planisphere and Buckley Vann

JBA announced a merger with two urban development consultancies, Planisphere, located in Melbourne and Buckley Vann, located in Brisbane. Together JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann will form one unified entity, offering urban development services across the Australian eastern seaboard. JBA’s CEO, Robert Simpson welcomed the announcement.

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JBA announced a merger with two urban development consultancies, Planisphere, located in Melbourne and Buckley Vann, located in Brisbane. Together JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann will form one unified entity, offering urban development services across the Australian eastern seaboard. JBA’s CEO, Robert Simpson welcomed the announcement.

“The merger of JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann will deliver positive outcomes for our staff and for our clients. This is the result of three likeminded companies coming together to form a multidisciplinary urban development consulting firm with national capability,” said Mr Simpson.

“This is an exciting time for JBA and our new merger partners, we are united behind our commitment to continuing providing our clients with the same high quality, professional, trusted advisory services.”

David Corkill, CEO of Buckley Vann said he is pleased to see Buckley Vann teaming up with two highly regarded consultancies.

“Since 1992 Buckley Vann has been providing industry leading planning and development services across Australia and increasingly, internationally. We are excited about this opportunity to join JBA and Planisphere to work collaboratively in addressing complex urban development challenges,” said Mr Corkill.  

James Larmour-Reid, Managing Director of Planisphere said this is a great opportunity to expand Planisphere’s service offering in planning, urban design and landscape architecture to a national level.

“Planisphere provides specialist advisory, design, advocacy and community engagement services to a wide range of private, government and infrastructure authority clients. We look forward to joining our partners JBA and Buckley Vann to form a new national company that continues to create great places right across Australia,” said Mr Larmour-Reid.

JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann will keep clients and stakeholders updated regarding the official launch of a new company in early 2017. 

Our service offering

JBA, Planisphere and Buckley Vann offers multidisciplinary services in planning, engagement, urban economics, strategic design & landscape.  

Strategic planning

  • Planning and infrastructure project peer review, gateway reviews and strategic advice
  • Local government visioning, integrated planning and strategy
  • Structure Plans
  • Local plans
  • Growth management strategies
  • Coastal and waterways planning
  • Housing strategies
  • Natural hazard planning and climate change adaptation
  • Environmental planning
  • Tourism planning
  • Rural and regional planning 

Statutory Planning 

  • Planning approvals
  • Development Applications
  • Statements of Environmental Effects
  • Planning proposals for land rezoning
  • Peer review & strategic advice
  • CPTED
  • Social planning
  • Expert evidence in appeals and tribunals 

Communications and Engagement

  • Strategic communications
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community consultation
  • Media relations
  • Event management
  • Social and digital media
  • Visual communications
  • Training, professional development and mentoring

Urban Economics 

  • GIS & spatial data
  • Demographics
  • Economics
  • Property
  • Policy analysis
  • Research & advice
  • Yield analysis
  • Feasibility

Strategic Design & Landscape 

  • Urban design
  • Visualisations
  • Place making
  • Design competitions
  • Peer review
  • Design review
  • Landscape design
  • Master Plans
  • Street scape design
  • Open space planning
  • Landscape visual impact assessments 

If you have any questions relating to the merger please contact Krista Murphy on 02 9956 6962