Aaron Sweet, Director


Aaron SweetConsult Planning Director and Founder, Aaron Sweet, has twenty two years experience in the planning and development industry. Over the years, Aaron has accrued a reputation as a highly experienced town planning expert with a proven track record in both the local government and consulting sectors. He is well respected by clients and peers for his well-rounded knowledge, professional conduct and the quality service he delivers consistently for clients. Aaron is also a Registered Planner (RPIA) recognising the highest standards of competency and professional practice.

Aaron has the experience to deliver nationwide projects. While he specialises in negotiating appropriate development outcomes between clients and government on projects throughout all of Queensland, he also has experience preparing and submitting development applications in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.


Starting his town planning career with the City of Gold Coast in 1998, Aaron gained valuable local government insight and techniques for analysing and negotiating complex planning issues. These unique challenges equipped Aaron with the necessary know-how to establish the highly successful town planning division of Brisbane's Bartley Burns Certifiers and Planners in 2002. His close working relationship with building inspectors and private building certifiers in both these roles provided Aaron with an in-depth workable knowledge of building regulations and the Queensland Development Code.

After being a Director leading the successful planning division at Bartley Burns for more than 10 years, the time came for new challenges. In July 2012 Consult Planning was established in Brisbane. 


Aaron was one of only six Brisbane town planners invited to participate in Brisbane City Council's RiskSMART Pilot Program in 2005 and remains an advocate of the innovative development approval fast-track program. Learn more about our RiskSMART services and benefits and how it can help your development proposal.

RiskSMART Accreditation:

  • Brisbane City Council (since 2005)
  • Logan City Council (since 2013)


  • Bachelor Built Environment (Urban and Regional Planning) - QUT
  • Graduate Diploma (Urban and Regional Planning) - QUT
  • Planning Institute of Australia Registered Planner (RPIA)

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Curriculum Vitae

You can download a copy of Aaron Sweet's Curriculum Vitae here:

Contact details

Aaron can be contacted directly as follows:

[email protected]

1300 017 540 or 0411 670 699