About Us

Established in March 2016 as a joint venture between Stephen Holmes and Helen Dyer, Holmes Dyer blends the governance, management and consultation skills of Helen Dyer with the design, development and planning skills of business partner Stephen Holmes to provide a company that creates, manages and delivers; land, cities and communities.

We pride ourselves on our demonstrated ability to create, manage and deliver sustainable solutions tailored to our client’s specific needs.

Holmes Dyer is an agile national consultancy of lateral thinkers facilitating bespoke outcomes in the use, design, development, delivery and governance of land, cities and communities.

We are involved in some of the largest and most complex projects in Australia, from their inception and genesis, through the formulation of the governance framework, the investigation of the design opportunities, evaluation of the economic, social and environmental influences, to project adoption and implementation.

Our Vision

To provide bespoke solutions for our clients to optimise opportunities for a sustainable and improved future. 

Our Approach

We bring the highest levels of care and dedication to each project. 

We listen to each client’s needs and then tailor bespoke and innovative approaches to delivering the required outcomes for each. 

Our approach incorporates learnings and best practice from all over to ensure processes and outcomes are enduring and sustainable. 

Our Values


We value high integrity and in all our dealings we are open and honest. 


By achieving and maintaining the highest standards in what we do; not only to do the right things, but to do things right and to do them right the first time. 


In delivering superior services to our clients based on sound industry knowledge and best practice for enduring outcomes. 


As the basis for developing long-term relationships by exceeding expectations. 


We will learn forever, ensuring that our knowledge is thorough, relevant and current. 


Proactively finding solutions for clients through best practice, sound industry knowledge and leading-edge technology 


To be receptive and caring to the needs of clients and staff. 

Our People

Helen Dyer

Managing Director
MA (ENV LAW), GRAD DIP (R and UP), BA (Planning), CPP Download CV 0447 004 707 LinkedIn

Stephen Holmes

BA (GEOG), GRAD DIP (TP), FPIA, FAICD, LMUDIA Download CV 0413 807 348 LinkedIn

Sarah Gilmour

Senior Consultant
BA (Env Mgnt) Download CV 0488 013 289 LinkedIn

Ben Cunningham

Senior Consultant
BAppSc, Grad Dip BAppSc Download CV 0407 773 198 LinkedIn

Sarah Cheater

Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Diploma of Business Administration 08 7231 1889 LinkedIn

Our Services


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Urban Design

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Statutory Planning

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Community Engagement

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Centres & Retailing

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Strategic Planning

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Private or Public – Who Should Own Our Parks?

14 October 2016

Everyone wants high quality public realm. Open space and recreation facilities are highly valued by the community, but they come at a cost. In New South Wales increasingly these are private facilities operated by Stata/Community schemes.  

Here we take a look here at the pros and cons.

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Holmes Dyer Study Tour 2016

16 September 2016

In September the annual Holmes Dyer Study Tour visited the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Sydney to see some of the Country’s newest and most exciting projects.

This year Helen and Stephen were joined by local government colleagues, State government colleagues and representatives of Flinders University.

The tour takes in the best of new greenfield developments, infill, commercial, and residential.

Contact Us


Level 3, 15 Featherstone Place ADELAIDE 


(08) 7231 1889