Phill Whyte

Phill Whyte

Director and Senior Town Planner

Phill Whyte established City Plan Planning (CPP) to provide tailored solutions in the preparation and management of development applications, site research & feasibilities, along with guidance for regulatory authorities.

Masters Degree Bond University | Over 10 years Industry Experience | Both Council & Private Experience across QLD

Phill’s primary outcome is to provide planning solutions based on clients’ immediate needs and long term outcomes through ongoing communication to form a shared vision in creating vibrant and economically successful places.


An experienced Town Planner with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry across Queensland with experience also extending to Europe and Dubai. Phill is skilled in Land Development, Negotiation, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, and Feasibility Studies. Facilitating positive outcomes requires strong community and social engagement to mitigate what can often be sensitive matters. Property development is often a sensitive issue whether it be a large-scale quarry, a new land mark high-rise apartment tower or simply an extension to an existing building – seldom do all parties agree.

Qualifications & Past Projects.

With a Masters Degree in Urban Development and Sustainability, Project Management & Valuation from Bond University. Phill is also a commercially endorsed Yachtsman (Yachtmaster offshore (RSYC Southampton), Trade Qualified Tradesman (Cabinetmaking and Joinery) and has Asset Management (Europe) and project management (Dubai) experience.

Phill has been instrumental in facilitating a broad range of developments that range in scale from Duplexes (Dual Occupancy) or industrial facilities to master planning large land holdings in environmentally sensitive areas. A few examples of the projects that Phill has help facilitate through the course of his career include:

High Rise Developments 

  • Mixed Use Highrise Tower – Townsville CBD (20 storeys)
  • Qube highrise development Broadbeach (41 storeys)
  • Synergy highrise development Broadbeach (25 storeys)
  • Crown Plaza highrise development Broadbeach
  • Tallahassee (Boardwalk Burleigh) highrise development (20 storeys)
  • Several High rises on Chevron Island (21 storeys – 30 storeys)
  • South Broadbeach TOD (Mermaid Avenue, Mermaid Beach (32 storeys)
  • Hamilton mixed use highrise development Surfers Paradise (45 storeys)
  • Komune highrise development Coolangatta
  • Remembrance Drive highrise developments Surfers Paradise (Three circa 25 – 42 storeys)

Medium Rise Developments

  • Atmosphere Apartments (Formerly known as Ashmore Garden Centre)
  • Waterford Court Apartments Bundall
  • Eleve Apartments Palm Meadows (Medium Rise)
  • 72 Musgrave Avenue (Medium Rise)
  • PDA Southport – Medium (8 storeys) to ‘Ultra’ Highrise residential and Mixed use developments (48 storeys)

Benevolent Land Uses

Community Developments

  • Student Accommodation
  • Indoor recreation

Broad Scale Developments

Small Scale Developments 

  • Dwelling Houses – Currigee South Stradbroke Island and other beachfront or constrained locations
  • Second Detached Dwellings in rural area
  • Attached Dwellings (Duplexes) on small sites

Site Analysis

  • Due Diligence Analysis
  • Theme Park Assessments and other large scale land use analysis

Document Review & Submission

  • Submissions against Planning Scheme Amendments and reviews
  • Change Applications


If you would like to speak with Phill or any of the experienced team at City Plan Planning give us a call on 1300 4 CITY PLAN (1300 424 897) or click here for more details.

City Plan Planning

City Plan Planning is able to assist and help throughout the preparation of your development application to council or if appropriate, State and Federal departments. We will work side by side with your selected consultants or if required we can recommend some of the best in the business, each being selected within their own area of expertise.