Development Consulting incorporates the physical
planning resources of the former Burchill Partners Pty
Limited, and the Overseas Division of its successor
home base on the Gold Coast in Australia’s fastest
growing and most dynamic urban centre, the personnel of
BPDC have amassed specialist
experience in residential projects in the style of
canals, lakes, park environment, and rural living;
waterfront commercial and tourist developments; and
quality-of-lifestyle integrated golf and/or marina
resorts, which it has been adapting to Asian markets for
more than 25 years. They also boast extensive experience
in city scale physical and strategic planning.
The BPDC team has undertaken assignments in Australia, and in Brunei, China,
India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia,
New Zealand, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, and UAE.
The BPDC team has been involved
continuously in concept and master planning and it has a
proud history of participation in completed first class
development projects both in Australia and
multi-disciplinary fusion of expertise and practical experience
within BPDC makes it
uniquely suited to the planning of large scale projects
requiring a multi-disciplinary strategic approach and/or
with strong dependence on physical site conditions and
personnel of BPDC have developed extensive experience
in the planning, coordination and implementation of
residential, tourist and mixed commercial projects
that operate within international markets – requiring
research for their critical relationships with
international, national and regional economies and
international travel trends.
capabilities and experience of BPDC
that are internationally competitive include:
Master planning for integrated resort and new community
urban development, with particular skills in golf course
and waterway components.
Master planning of waterfront development.
Schematic infrastructure planning in support of master
Specialist planning and design of marina projects
including marine services support facilities.
Environmental and technical studies and specialist
infrastructure design for water oriented development
including water exchange sluices, navigable locks, revetments etc.
Specialist coastal environmental assessments and planning,
in support of coastal developments.
City and regional scale strategic planning, incorporating
infrastructure and traffic and transport planning.
Schematic architectural design.
3D computer modelling, rendering and animation.
Management of infrastructure engineering design.
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The BPDC team has often demonstrated its
ability to work cooperatively and constructively within
consulting teams comprising local and international
consultants, and to establish mutually beneficial long
term working relationships with various local based
groups arising from professional relationships developed
in co-venture project situations.
Partners was a closely integrated planning and
consulting engineering practice, founded in 1974 on the
Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where it was
involved in the planning and/or engineering
infrastructure design of a huge proportion of that
region's urban development.
Most of the consultancy focus of Burchill Partners was
civil and structural engineering and environmental
sciences, however the company always had an active urban
planning unit and on the international stage most of its
work was planning oriented.
The extraordinary growth of the Gold Coast, as
Australia's premier tourist destination and a major
investment centre within the Pacific Basin, provided
remarkable opportunities for participation in many major
developments, including the signature projects of
Robina, Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Resort, and The
Sovereign Islands. Present personnel of BPDC were significantly involved in the concept
formulation and/or the on-going concept development of
In the late 1980s Burchill Partners recognised that the
pace of development in south east Queensland in major
new residential communities, integrated resorts and
waterfront projects could not continue to provide
ongoing opportunities for the application and further
development of the company's experience and skills in
these specialised areas. However vast opportunities were
evident in the application of the company's unique
expertise to similar large scale projects in Asia. Mark
Windsor, a Director and Partner of Burchill Partners,
led its Overseas Division, whose personnel are today
incorporated within BPDC.
Burchill Partners was almost unique in its specialised
focus upon urban development and in its integration of
consulting engineering and urban and statutory planning.
This tradition of professional blending created a
culture of cross-discipline understanding and
responsiveness which greatly enhances the work today of
In 2006, Burchill Partners became a founding member of a
public listed Group and was subsequently absorbed within
that Group's Consulting Division with a focus on core
civil and structural engineering disciplines principally