Town Planning

Our experienced planning team combines up to date knowledge of legislation, leadership capability and lateral thinking to find effective solutions to complex issues.
We have extensive experience across the planning, development, environment and infrastructure sectors. We are comfortable in roles as project leaders or team members. We maintain excellent working relationships with clients, consultant teams and government agencies, and pride ourselves on our client driven outcomes. We work collaboratively with a range of specialist subconsultants (traffic, bushfire, ecology etc) to achieve a development outcome which meets the needs of both our clients and the regulatory bodies.

Town Planning Due Diligence & Advice

Efficient, timely and considered town planning advice to assist with strategic planning, valuation, purchase or sale of a property, from concise summaries to detailed reporting and recommendations.

NDC town planning analysis and advice can address a range of planning and property matters, including preliminary feasibility review, establishing ‘highest and best use’ options for potential development sites. Depending on your project needs, reporting can include summaries and analysis of site related searches, approval history, context analysis, current and draft statutory planning instruments, and emerging planning legislation.

Development Assessment

Development Assessment NDC has extensive experience in managing both the assessment of development applications and the independent review of planning decisions. 

Our capabilities are built around key staff experience in development assessment roles prior to joining NDC and through numerous commissions to provide assessment and review services for State and Local Government agencies.

Development Applications & Strategy

Expert town planning advice, project leadership and written town planning reporting for all forms of residential, commercial, industrial, education, health and infrastructure projects.

NDC responds to each project brief.  We undertake site-based investigations, produce planning strategies, assist in project design, brief the consultant team, review consultant material, prepare town planning reports and expert witness reports.

We implement the development assessment process from pre-lodgement to lodgement of applications and management of the approval process.

Subdivision & Urban Design Services

Preparation of master plans, structure plans, plans of development and the associated design codes and guidelines. This includes analysis of design concepts and site constraints to ensure that a project applies sound urban design principles and achieves an excellent, site responsive design outcome.

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‘The Clarence Property Group is one of the largest and most active residential land developers in Northern NSW, with over 1,500 house lots in its development pipeline. Since 2004 NDC has been the principal provider of Town Planning, Civil Engineering and Surveying services to our Group. Over the years we’ve found NDC’s multi-disciplinary service offering to be a significant contributor to the efficiency of our property development activities. We have always found the NDC team to be responsive, innovative and nimble with a very reasonable fee structure, and highly recommend them.’

Paul Rippon
General Manager
Clarence Property