St-wise was established in 1999 in Melbourne by Mark Waldon and Mandy Black.

St-wise – that’s Streetwise, not Saint wise – is an experienced town planning duo with over 22 years of combined experience and expertise, servicing all areas of Melbourne. We came up with the idea for a town planning consultancy over a debate about the true meaning of customer service. With a commitment to generating positive outcomes, we help clients navigate the complex laws and processes of town planning, council applications, permits and more. 

Working in the town planning industry for decades, we have built positive professional relationships with council planning committees in all shires across Melbourne. We’ve worked to build a trustworthy profile to better represent you, and give your project a better chance at being reviewed and approved.

If you’d like to discuss an existing project, start an application or need general town planning advice, please contact us for an in-depth discussion.

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Director Mark Waldon

Business Manager Mandy Black

We've built St-wise on 5 core values.


We pride ourselves on building client loyalty and trust. We will always be upfront with you about the status of your project and give you honest and useful advice.



We don’t leave any project behind. We work hard to keep clients informed, always delivering what they need to meet critical timelines.


We always give 100% on every project and make it a priority to be available and responsive, keeping you up to date and on schedule.


We have a wealth of town planning knowledge and insights supported through our contact network of industry professionals and council shires.


We’re genuinely passionate about our work and the success we help our clients achieve. We love seeing positive outcomes and celebrate every success.

Contact St-wise to discuss your development project. We can provide initial advice about your project and information regarding Council requirements free of charge.