Sustaining & growing
regions through collaboration

Acknowledgement of Country

Up North acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, air and waters where our offices are based. We also pay respect to the Elders, past and present, and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we work with and whose ancestral lands we visit. We also pay our respects to the Papua New Guinea people and Pacific Island communities who have played a significant role in shaping the places we live and work.


Our community vision

Working at the intersection of community, industry, government and place. Our approach is partnerships with purpose. UP North brings together a team of the best and brightest in their collective fields to collaborate on projects that deliver on our shared passion for sustaining and growing regions.

Our knowledge and experience has been forged by the intellectual, economic and social fabric of our regional location, set amid irreplaceable ecosystems and cultures that fire our intellects and imaginations.

We understand living and doing business in regional and rural areas and we are exceptionally well placed to deliver community development, planning and infrastructure projects and programs.

Small enough to be flexible, but large enough to offer a complete range of government and community services, we are a team of industry leaders that share a genuine passion for the work we do. Our team combine their industry leading engagement skills, with technical backgrounds in planning, government, communications, community development, social science, health, environment, design, infrastructure and economics & advisory services.

We strive to make a positive difference for our clients, our community, our practice and our planet, for today’s generation and those to come.

Putting the big questions front

Kelly Reaston

Bruce Gardiner

Nikki Huddy

Matthew Kelly

Peter Boyd

Rudd Rankine

Sean Kelly

Susie Lord


State Government

Government Owned Corporations

Local Government


Not for Profit Organisations

Qld Government Statutory Bodies


Land Councils

Environmental Management Organisations

Private Education Sector

Tourism Organisations

Our Services

  • Planning Scheme Drafting and Review
  • Development Assessment & Development Engineering
  • Strategic Land Use Planning
  • Land Supply Strategy
  • Design
  • Engagement
  • Heritage Community planning
  • Sport and Recreation Planning
  • City Greening Strategy
  • Town Beautification Strategy
  • Active Healthy Community Strategies
  • Pedestrian and Cycle Strategies
  • Sea Port and Air Port Master
  • Planning
  • Local Laws
Community Development
  • Engagement
  • Community Safety Plans
  • Cemetery Planning
  • Social Impact Measurement
  • Housing and Affordability Strategy
  • Customer Experience Strategy
  • Domestic and Family Violence Strategies
  • Digital Storytelling
Engineering, Infrastructure and Civil Design
  • LGIP
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • E-mobility
  • Water Security Strategy
  • Transport Strategy
  • Asset Management
Economics and Business Advisory
  • Economic Development Strategies
  • Business Case (preparation and review)
  • Economic Impact Assessments
  • Social impact Assessments
  • Cost Benefit Analysis

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  • Regional Tourism Plans
  • RV and Drive Tourism Strategies
  • Camping and Caravan Strategies
  • MTB Strategies
  • Eco-tourism Strategy and Accreditation
Government Services
  • Advocacy and Grant Writing
  • Corporate Planning and Change Management
  • Project Specific Research
  • Data Gathering and Analysis and Report Writing
  • Training and Development
  • Governance
  • Change Management
  • Resource Recovery Strategy
  • Tenure
  • Leadership Development
  • Engagement
  • Customer Experience Strategy
  • Disaster and Emergency Management Policy
  • Resilience Strategy
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Local Laws
  • Animal Management
  • Project Management
  • Local Laws
Indigenous Co-design

Indigenous co-design and co-production of projects, programs and services. We believe that the best projects are developed, led and delivered by communities themselves. Our role is to empower people to take control of their futures and to enable communities to actively influence outcomes. We do this by being on-the-ground from the beginning, listening to stories, asking questions and building long-lasting relationships. Traditional Owner Estates

Our partners