Aaron Sweet

Consult Planning Director and Founder, Aaron Sweet, has twenty five years experience in the planning and development industry. Over this time, Aaron has gained 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. A cornerstone of his practice is a no nonsense approach providing clear and concise advice and clearly defining the options, opportunities and risks associated with any project. 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.
Since opening our doors for business in 2012, Consult Planning has created a reputation as town planning experts. Based in Brisbane our town planners deliver efficient service at competitive pricing in a number of regions including the Gold Coast, Logan and other parts of Queensland. Clients return each time because we put them first, making sure we are there when they need us most. We pride ourselves on identifying and resolving issues quickly, creating outcome-based solutions to save you time and money.
Our ethical approach means we provide all known options and scenarios, including cost effective solutions – helping our clients make well-informed choices. We share our client’s vision for their projects and have their best interests in mind over our own. Our quoting method ensures clients have maximum flexibility to decide how little or how much our services are used once an application has been submitted, ensuring that they get what they pay for.


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.