Skip to main content



With qualifications in both town planning and project management, Bede Emmett has enjoyed over 20 years in the planning and development industry in both the public and private sectors. He is a long-standing member of the Planit team, valued for his people skills, planning experience and industry knowledge.

Bede has advanced skills in land development, and is fully conversant with both Queensland and New South Wales planning legislation. He is able to offer clients extensive property and project management experience, ensuring the delivery of high-quality results.

Bede specialises in the coordination and negotiation of approvals for development projects, including:

  • site identification and feasibility studies
  • coordination of the rezoning and development approval process
  • project management of multi-disciplinary project consultants
  • delivery of a range of residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Bede is well connected within the property sector, in particular across the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales. He is a skilled in managing consultants and stakeholders across a broad spectrum of disciplines to ensure the successful and timely delivery of projects.

Bede is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia. He has in-depth experience in planning issues and is a sought after spokesperson for commentary on developments. His work often results in transformation of suburbs with a modern development to help kickstart local economies. Read about one of Bede’s projects in the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Bede has been instrumental in preparing development applications for ALDI in numerous Australian locations.

To date, Planit has gained approvals for over 67 ALDI stores across New South Wales and Queensland. Planit’s town planning team has successfully convinced local councils of the need for these stores, effectively overcoming challenges.

The team provides sound planning advice to minimise costs and achieve successful outcomes.

Want to know more?

Get in touch