Who We Are

Mewing Planning Consultants is a specialist town planning practice providing quality project services across Queensland. We have a strong reputation for independence, excellence, innovation and integrity. Our commitment is to producing quality planning outcomes that facilitate sustainable and commercially successful built environments.

Mewing Planning Consultants provides diverse expertise across all planning components, including development, expert witness, strategic planning and public policy. We act across a broad range of industry sectors, and in urban, regional and rural settings. Our experience across a diversity of planning components, sectors and settings allow us to provide quality outcomes through well-conceived and robust planning strategy and delivery.

We always provide a responsive, dedicated and personal service for our clients. Our planning approach is to provide a thorough and balanced position to all projects.

Creating Superior Places and Spaces

Mewing Planning Consultants partners with government, developers, architects, private home owners and other stakeholders to assist with the delivery of superior places and spaces. We engage with all stakeholders to develop planning strategy that positions projects for success, and that helps our clients create something to be proud of that stands the test of time.

The Power of Passionate Project Involvement

What sets Mewing Planning Consultants apart is the level of personal attention our team gives each project from start to finish. We are able to be to be uniquely strategic, proactive, flexible and responsive to client needs. We pride ourselves on excellent stakeholder relationships fostered by a culture of integrity and engagement.

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Leo Mewing

Director and Founder

Leo is a highly experienced town planner with a proven track record of interacting with and influencing the built environment. His standing in the industry reflects a broad portfolio of projects demonstrating high-quality outcomes in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Leo’s key areas of expertise and interest are in preparing and managing development applications and in strategic land use planning, in both urban and rural settings. He is also a current expert witness in the Planning and Environment Court. His extensive experience across all facets of the profession enables him to provide insightful contributions to all projects.

Leo has had a lead role in the preparation of various planning schemes, local plans and strategic planning documents for local government throughout Queensland. He has also worked on many major development projects throughout Brisbane and South-East Queensland, including recent project experience extending to mixed-use, commercial, retail, entertainment, urban infill residential, greenfield residential, industrial and community developments.

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Frances Cassaniti

Associate Director

Frances has professional expertise across a wide range of planning work, including development projects, strategic planning, due diligence advice and court appeals. Through her experience, Frances is acutely attuned to the operation of the development assessment system in Queensland, and has broad experience across community, residential, commercial, industrial and mixed use development projects. Frances is passionate about creating high quality and efficient planning outcomes, and will leave no stone unturned in delivering for her clients.

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Felicity Cox

Principal Planner

Felicity has experience in private consultancy and local government, obtained both in Queensland and internationally. She has worked on an extensive range of strategic land use planning and development projects. She is focussed on providing pragmatic, considered advice and delivering balanced and high-quality planning outcomes within the built and natural environment.

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Natasha Gouriev

Town Planner

Natasha has experience across numerous aspects of urban planning and the associated approval framework. She has worked on a number of unique projects within the renewable energy, industrial, character residential and commercial sector. Natasha also has a design skillset in Building Design, Landscaping and Drafting (Adobe Revit).

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Téa Tsang

Town Planner

Téa has experience in both development assessment and urban design in the private and public sectors. She has an interest and skills in relevant software including InDesign and GIS. Téa is involved in a mix of residential, mixed-use and master-planning projects.

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Lia Drivas

Graduate Town Planner

Lia commenced with Mewing Planning Consultants as a Student Planner in 2019. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Town Planning in 2021. At present, Lia is largely focussed on residential development application work.

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Sally Mewing

Finance & Administration Manager

Sally is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience across public practice and medium to large-scale corporate organisations, both in Australia and the UK.

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Jared Stewart

Senior Town Planner

Jared has extensive experience in providing quality planning advisory services, with expertise in due diligence advice and planning risk evaluation, formulating application strategies and the management and delivery of development approvals of varying degrees of complexity. He is a commercially minded town planner with experience working on a diverse range of development, including industrial, townhouse, apartments, land subdivisions, and commercial projects and infrastructure designations.