My focus is driving the planning process to achieve our client’s goals and in turn enhancing the face of our cities and regions.

Brendon Walkinshaw is one of the Gold Coast’s leading Urban Planners. With decades of industry experience, Brendon is an expert advisor across all major sectors.
With a thorough working knowledge of the QLD and NSW planning systems at local and state levels, Brendon provides clients with expert advice on site acquisition, due diligence, highest and best use planning and development approval strategies.
Brendon’s professional background in Urban Planning, Law and Economics, are the trifecta that fuel his passion for high quality development and placemaking. EUP clients value this holistic approach that Brendon skillfully brings to project delivery.

Qualifications & Affiliations

B. Economics
B. Law
B. Urban Planning
Admitted Solicitor
Queensland Environmental Law Association (QELA)
Member, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

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Senior Planner

I am passionate about providing innovative planning strategies that allow our clients to deliver great development outcomes.

Chris Goold is a passionate Urban Planner with a foundation in statutory and environmental planning.
Chris specialises in development application management and project management across all sectors. Client’s value Chris’ ability to skillfully guide complex developments through the application process – from project inception, development approval strategising, through to development approval.

Qualifications & Affiliations

B. Urban & Environmental Planning (Hons)
Member, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

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Senior Planner

My passion is urban design. I strive to achieve the best possible design outcome for our clients by interpreting planning provisions and negotiating preferred outcomes with Councils and other agencies.

Amanda brings over 20 years’ experience to her role as a Senior Town Planner at Enhance. She holds a Bachelor of Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning), as well as a Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning, majoring in Urban Design. Amanda has worked on a wide range of projects for the development industry with a strong foundation in subdivision; and with a broad cross-section of development experience. Amanda’s main area of expertise is in guiding Clients and other Stakeholders through the complex Development Assessment Process to achieve the best possible outcome for each project.

Qualifications & Affiliations

Bachelor of Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning)
Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning

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Town Planner

I pride myself on going above and beyond to find the best possible development outcome for our Clients. It gives me great joy to see projects come to fruition.

Sarah graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor or Urban Development (Urban and Regional Planning) and has been working as a Town Planner since her graduation. Since beginning her career as a town planner, Sarah has worked on a wide range of projects, and has experience in project management and liaising with key stakeholders. Sarah is passionate about achieving high quality, sustainable built environment outcomes, and is dedicated to achieve the best planning outcome for Clients.

Qualifications & Affiliations

Bachelor or Urban Development (Urban and Regional Planning)

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Office Manager

At Enhance Urban Planning, we’re proud of what we do. I am passionate about development, and love being part of the growth of our cities and regions.

Emma Walkinshaw is at the heart of Enhance Urban Planning’s practice.
As Office Manager, Emma oversees the running of our projects, working closely with the team to ensure our projects and client needs are managed to the highest standard.
Emma brings more than 15 years’ experience to her work at Enhance Urban Planning, which helps secure great outcomes for our team and clients. She is passionate about development and works hard to ensure our client’s needs and goals are met.

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