Anthony Burton & Associates is a multi award-winning boutique Canberra based planning and market research firm that was established in 2009. 

We are a “hands on” firm who work directly with our clients to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive consistently high level of professional expertise and service. Our Principal, Dr Anthony Burton is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) with over 18 years professional experience as a planner. 

Our work has always been driven by place and context. Whether in a natural setting or a city environment the same principles of response to site, relationship to the environment and fitness of purpose underlie all projects. The practice brings not only community understanding and design excellence to projects but also, most importantly, an understanding of how projects are delivered and how they can be realised efficiently and practically.

Our Team

Dr Anthony Burton

Dr Anthony Burton is an urban, health and recreation planning specialist. Read more…

Dr Lisa Alleva
Senior Associate

Dr Lisa Alleva has worked in academic and government roles as a researcher, policy advisor and planner. Read more… 

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Dr Sean Sexton
Senior Associate and Consulting Lawyer

Dr Sexton is a lawyer who specialises working with Indigenous people with a focus on land rights and native title. Read more…

Ms Annie Kentwell
Ms Annie Kentwell
Senior Associate

Annie Kentwell is an Urban Health planner. She has significant experience in consultation. Read more…

Michael Burton is an accountant with expertise in financial analysis and modelling. Read more…

Consulting Team

Public Health Consultants

Our work in public health is underpinned by our network of experts at a range of universities including the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Western Sydney University, and Queensland University of Technology.

Consultant Archaeologist

Our cultural heritage impact assessments are informed by our consultant archaeologist/biological anthropologist at Griffith University.

Consultant Quantity Surveyor

Our quantity surveyor has managed over $50 million (AUD) worth of projects in Europe and Australia, and has over 20 years experience in Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Cost Estimation.

Consultant Smart Cities

Our work on smart cities is informed by our Smart City expert from the University of Canberra.

Tracks and Trails Design, Construction & Maintenance

Our principal, Anthony Burton, is highly regarded as an industry leader in the tracks and trails construction space, having worked on projects including the design of the world-recognised Stromlo Forest Park and the award-winning Canberra Centenary Trail, and the trail master plan for the National Arboretum, Canberra. We also draw upon the experience of companies such as Makin Trax Australia, who, along with being a Telstra small business of the year winner, have over 10 years experience in designing, constructing and maintaining trails around Australia.

Graphic Design

Our consultant graphic designers provide comprehensive branding and signage solutions to our projects.