Planning with Purpose

Consultative and collaborative in our approach, we're committed to delivering positive planning outcomes in the most complex of circumstances and achieving net community benefit in every project.

Offering professional Town Planning and Project Management services from project vision to decision, at Town Planning & Co we'll treat your Application as if it were our own. Your Vision is Our Purpose

Our Values: Integrity| Authenticity | Diligence| Respect

Our Founder

Melinda Ryan, Town Planning Consultant
M. Soc.Sc (Planning & Environment)
M. Project Management.
Registered Planner, PIA | Member, VPELA 

Strategic minded and project focussed with more than 15 years’ professional experience spanning public and private sectors in areas of property and planning, Melinda influences positive project outcomes in the most complex of circumstances.  

Well versed with the Victorian Planning Provisions, Melinda has personally led hundreds of Planning Projects across Victoria, working with a variety of Planning Schemes including:  Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Casey, Cardinia, Colac Otway, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Greater Geelong, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Monash, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Surf Coast, Whitehorse, Yarra and Yarra Ranges. 

Planning with purpose, Melinda is inspired by the natural and built environment.

For more information, we invite you to connect with Melinda via LinkedIn

Town Planning & Co. Melinda Ryan


‘I can thoroughly recommend Melinda Ryan in her capacity as an experienced Town Planner, she assisted us in the successful planning approval, in difficult circumstances. Melinda’s rapport with council assisted us in negotiating a great outcome’

Graeme Croft, Croft Developments 

‘I have been working alongside Melinda for many years now and her knowledge of the local planning laws is second to none. Owning a real estate office we are consistently asked about different planning issues and Mel is always happy to help. I cannot recommend her highly enough’

Michael Flynn, Director Flynn and Co Real Estate 

‘Melinda has assisted the S&K Group numerous times in achieving a great results through what can be a difficult stage in any built project: Town Planning. She is always highly knowledgeable and always deliverers what is required to ensure we can get our project moving forward’.

Paul Kegan, Director S&K Group

‘Some people know stuff, and then there are some people who really know stuff. I have worked with her over the last 2 years on a number of projects and her skill, knowledge, and passion is first rate. Mel is a key person to have on your project team.’

Dr Ben Carvosso, The Life Coach 

‘We have worked with Melinda closely on two home projects over the last 8 years. There is nobody else we would go to for town planning advice. The properties we have developed have had some serious complexities that I believe only someone with Melinda’s knowledge and expertise would have been able to navigate. She has helped us with friendly advice over the phone out of hours, site visits...the works. We have recommended her to others as well.

B. Williams, Valued Client