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Liam Morris Gold Coast Town Planner



Liam has excelled in the development industry providing advice to ASX listed companies, delivering keynotes to government stakeholders and negotiating policy decisions in both a private and public role. Liam has a deep understanding of the emerging urban and regional growth challenges is is able to lead integrated strategic campaigns from concept to execution.

Liam is a strong technical analyst, with a high capacity for problem solving. Liam has project experience in developing systemic measures to deliver both land use and infrastructure planning projects.

In particular Liam has taken an interest in strategic planning and the influence it has over local communities, places and regions. He relishes in the intrinsic complexity that planning schemes are and seeks to create outcomes. Liam’s interests stem from the need to approach planning schemes with a wholistic scope identifying how the interrelated policy positions may impact/influence each other and ensuring the outcome is appropriate for all stakeholders.

Liam uses his communications skills to collaborate between multiple stakeholders and identify risks and opportunities. Liam's ability to change his communication style based on the audience assists in building trust and rapport within project outcomes.

Liam holds a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning graduating top of the class from Griffith University. 

Project experience

Key Projects Since joining civity

Government / NFP

  • Nambour Materials Recycling Facility, Sunshine Coast Regional Council 

  • YP Great Ideas

  • Birkdale Park n Ride, Transport Main Road


  • Micro Tenancy Lifestyle Centres, Fifth Avenue Lifestyle

  • Home and Service Centre Brendale, Newlink Property Group, EG

  • Burleigh Home and Life Centre, Gordon Corporation

  • Home and Service Centre North Lakes, Newlink Property Group

  • Medical and Service Centre Robina, Newlink Property Group


  • Micro Brewery Stafford, Happy Valley Brewing Co

  • Meat Processing Facility Stafford, Meat at Billy's

  • Chemical Manufacturing Facility New Chum, Sun Mining Services

  • Resource Recovery Centre Stapylton, BMI


  • Newport Townhouses, Stockland

  • 30 lot residential subdivision Morayfield, JLF Corporation

  • 146 lot residential subdivision Logan Reserve, JLF Corporation

  • Holm Market Affordable Housing Slacks Creek, DegenhartShedd

  • 14 Duplexes Coomera, JLF Corporation


  • Wedding Facility Natural Bridge, Bower Estate

  • School Ministerial Infrastructure Designation, Somerset College

Key Projects Whilst employed by others

  • Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A Land Use Planning, City of Gold Coast

  • Targeted Growth Area Planning, City of Gold Coast

  • ENVI Micro Housing, DegenhartShedd

  • 20 storeys / 22 apartment highrise at 31 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach – Optimus Developments

  • Residential Density Policy Review, City of Gold Coast

  • Palm Views Estate Raceview

  • 9 storey mid rise at 2 First Avenue, Broadbeach – Seymour Group

  • Our City Our Plan Community Engagement, City of Gold Coast

  • Quest Hotel Robina

  • Risk Smart Service Centre Berrinba

  • Building Height Study City Plan Implementation, City of Gold Coast

  • The Link Coomera Industrial Masterplan, Polaris Coomera

  • Medical Centre, Tavern and Self Storage Facility at 27 Dixon Drive, Pimpama

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