Development and Major Project Applications


We have been successful in gaining approval for thousands of development applications.  These range from a simple carport (still highly contentious in some areas!) to very large scale developments involving iconic buildings such a Centrepoint (Westfield Sydney).  Regardless of size, it is the quality of the submission that is important.  Not only should it be appealing and present the proposal in its best light but it needs to be well considered and give a good understanding of its compliance with the relevant controls and its potential impacts.  We believe that our projects have a high approval rating because the authorities respect and have regard to our opinion.

Many projects, particularly the larger ones, require far more than good town planning advice.  Usually a wide range of expert reports will be required and may include any of the following:

Social impact assessment Economic impact assessment Urban design statement
Sustainability / BASIX assessment Traffic impact assessment Flora and fauna impact assessment/ tree report
Wind impact assessment Reflectivity/daylight assessment Contamination assessment
Geotechnical assessment Bushfire Threat assessment Flood impact assessment
Waste management report Acoustic impact assessment Heritage impact assessment

It is our role to review and the coordinate these reports to form part of the Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) (for a DA) or Environmental Assessment (EA) (for  a Major Project Application). We have been involved with the following significant DA/Major Project Applications:

DA’s for major facilities associated with the Sydney Olympics including the Athletes Village, Telstra Stadium, Acer Arena and Homebush Bay Hotel

DA’s for Lend Lease at Jackson’s Landing and St Patricks Estate Manly

DA’s for all Westfield development in NSW including Westfield Sydney and Westfield Tuggerah

Major Project Application for new commercial tower at George Street Parramatta