Event: 2016 Brisbane Outlook


The Urban Developer, in partnership with

Place Design Group, invite you to join us for an informative presentation from three of the industry’s key players concerning the outlook for property developers and professionals in the year ahead.

To be held at the Newstead Brewing Co on Tuesday 16 February, the presentations are an essential resource for developers and professionals alike, and will provide a breakdown of the key town planning and market demand factors shaping the year ahead including:

To purchase tickets for this event, please register here.

What will you learn?
The Planning Outlook 

  • What can developers can expect from Brisbane City Council in 2016?
  • How will the local council and Lord Mayor elections play out in March?
  • What new and upcoming neighbourhood plans will be released?
  • What changes to existing planning and zoning classifications can we expect?
  • What opportunities and challenges will exist in 2016?
  •  What does the year ahead hold for developers?
  •  Where is the buyer demand coming from?
  •  Where are the pockets of opportunity?
  •  What threats confront developers on the horizon?
  •  How will the supply pipeline will be felt by developers, buyers and everyone in between?

Drinks, food and a free tour of the award-winning micro-brewery are also included.

To purchase tickets for this event, please register here.


About the Speakers


Chris Isles brings 15 years of experience in the development industry to his role as Director and the National Planning Leader of Place Design Group, a Brisbane-based international planning and design firm. Chris has worked extensively on projects throughout Australia and overseas in China, East Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. With a specialty in DA negotiation, community consultation and strategic planning, Chris works closely with developer clients to advise on what’s happening both within Brisbane City Council and within the broader town planning environ. Chris is currently Vice-President of UDIA Queensland and was recently awarded the Queensland and Australian Planner of the Year Award by the Planning Institute of Australia in 2014.

Angus Green brings 10 years of experience as a consulting town planner with a particular expertise in urban regeneration and infill approvals in South East Queensland. Angus’ extensive statutory planning experience has seen him facilitate planning approvals for complex mixed use, residential, commercial and industrial developments across Queensland.  Angus’ confident, early, upfront approach strategically aligns projects prior to lodgement to achieve a streamlined Council assessment process. This commercial approach ensures the project’s viability is paramount during any stakeholder negotiations.



With over 15 years in real estate, Brendan Tutt has worked in both agency and corporate roles within the industry. In 2009, Brendan became Managing Director and Partner at Ray White CBD and in 2011 he joined Metro Property Development as General Manager of Sales. In 2014 Brendan established Tessa Group. Tessa Group’s interests include property development, advisory and project marketing, residential property and building management, house building, and general agency. Tessa Group currently has a development pipeline of over 250 dwelling across 6 projects, a project marketing pipeline of over 1,000 properties valued at $500 million, operates 4 residential real estate agencies, will build over 150 houses in 2016 and has over 90 employees.


About Newstead Brewing Co.

Newstead Brewing Co is a craft beer brewery and pub in the booming inner northern Brisbane hub of Newstead. The venue is the brainchild of the Mark Howes (Brewer and Molecular Bioscience PHD graduate) and Michael Conrad (Restaurateur - Restaurant Two and Bistro Three), forging an unlikely but surprisingly useful pairing of science, fine dining and hospitality. Newstead Brewing Co offers a selection of craft beers brewed on-site and delicious food, all within a 1940s steel warehouse that was originally built for Skennar’s coaches. 


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