About Us

You have an issue with your land or property, you need a planning permit, right? I mean, that's why you're here right now, reading this. Well, we can help. Welcome and hello. We are Plans in Motion, urban planners.

Plans in Motion (PIM) are urban planners, specialising in urban planning, land use and property development. We advise on town planning, project management of land development and the use of property. We do this with commitment, passion and drive.

If the planning process feels like a complex maze, talk to us. Our expertise can guide you through every facet of the planning system, assisting you in unlocking and realising the development potential of your land. We do our utmost to take the headaches and hurdles out of the planning process and make the difficult bits feel simple.

What do we do, you ask?
Lots! (get it? No? Tough crowd…)

But seriously, folks, PIM offer unique expertise in all aspects of town planning including;

  • urban and regional town planning
  • due diligence assessments
  • land use
  • development capability
  • structure plans, development plans, master plans, and
  • the management of the approval process and the planning permit once issued.

In other words, the full kit and caboodle.

How do we make this happen for you?

Firstly, we do this by working as a team with businesses, developers, builders, government and stakeholders. Most importantly, by working together with you. Partnership is crucial to PIM. We believe that this is because it helps to create positive outcomes and results in getting the necessary planning permits. In other words, it helps you to get what you want and need. We are driven to help you with your land or property development queries. If you want to transform your land into a functional factory, an industrial park, a viable commercial use or a retail centre, we know how to lend a hand. If you need town planning help with managing your residential project, whether a single dwelling, a residential estate or apartments, we know what to do for to help you manage the town planning process. PIM will take the tricky stuff out of your hands, and do the hard part of getting a planning permit for you. We can manage the fiddly bits and pieces, dealing with complex constraints like environmental audit requirements, flora and fauna, topographical and geological issues, architectural requirements and archaeological heritage. Plus, we can take care of any other relevant concerns that crop up along the way.

In a nutshell, PIM can:

  • Work together with you to understand your vision
  • Recommend pathways to achieving your vision
  • Advise on the how that vision fits into the parameters of current planning legislation
  • Advise on the need for supporting consultants in the process and manage their involvement
  • Develop strategies for the planning controls governing your property
  • Prepare planning permit application for land development, land use, subdivision, development plans, master plans and the like
  • Represent your interest at Planning appeals and Planning Panels

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PIM Director | Maggie Cusdin

When she's not working hard on bringing your plans to life, or studying for her law degree, you can find her thinking up the next big idea for growing Plans in Motion and making the world a better, more sustainable place. Otherwise, she can be found outside proudly harvesting the latest produce from her permaculture garden or sitting down with a cup of liquorice tea, her daughters, husband and cats watching the 1983 Barbara Streisand classic, Yentel, for the 173rd (or was it the 174th?) time. Give it up for, Maggie Cusdin - Managing Director and Bhagwan of Plans in Motion.

Maggie has over 18 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning,
a background which encompasses commercial, residential, industrial, education and infrastructure projects. Her expertise includes high-level advocacy work, project management and planning advice. Maggie is a Registered Planner and has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors. Her interests are predominantly in planning advocacy and she is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws at La Trobe University.

Senior Planner | Adriano Zarosinski

As talented as he is sharp, when he is not creating fabulous maps at PIM and studying his Master of Landscape Architecture, Adriano is in his element surrounded by a plant jungle and feeding flies to carnivorous plants. Other than a solid crafternoon, he has a proclivity for caffeine, becoming an ‘instant human’ only after his morning coffee. Our resident plant expert, and uncompromising style guru (heavily influenced by no other than mama Ru), he brings great ideas and fun to the team, we are lucky to have him!

Adriano has been with Plans in Motion since completing his degree in Urban Design and Planning in 2017. Since being with the company, Adriano has worked on an array of residential, commercial and industrial projects for both private clients as well as local Councils. Adriano’s interests are in urban design, landscape architecture strategic planning. He is currently completing his Master of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University and hopes to translate those skills to broaden our strategic planning and urban design services.

Graduate Planner | Dinan McMahon

Our newest team member, Dinan, is as passionate about planning as he is about incubating chickens.
His love of trains is only rivalled by his commitment to house Hufflepuff. Obsessed with maps, Dinan would be lost without them - mainly because his GPS broke while searching for platform 9 3/4.
Dinan's preferred mode of transport is the bicycle, oftentimes arriving to work with thrilling tales of his adventurous pilgrimage from Kensington. His commitment to sustainable modes of transport is a great motivator for those car-dependent members of our team and we're happy to have Dinan onboard!

Dinan is the newest member to the Plans in Motion team and brings with him a keen interest in transport and land use planning. Completing his Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Melbourne, Dinan has a passion for mapping and spatial systems and is a strong advocate for sustainable modes of transport. While still completing his undergraduate degree, Dinan is continuing to learn under the guidance of his colleagues at Plans in Motion.

Contact us today. We're here to help.

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