Urban and Regional Planning

Elton Consulting’s planning team works collaboratively to create great places and facilities for people in your cities, towns and regions.

Our experienced consultants deliver technical and statutory planning services, environmental assessments, planning scheme amendments including rezoning, planning permit applications for subdivisions and built form, design guidelines and due diligence reports. 

Our planning team also has expertise in strategic planning across greenfield developments and land release strategies as well as policy development. 

We tailor our work according to the specific needs of the State your project is based in with experienced consultants in NSW, ACT, VIC and NT. 

Our national urban and regional planning practice is led by Jenny Rudolph. Our services in this area include:

URP_Obt_PlanObtaining planning approvals

Our consultants understand and manage complex planning approval processes. We do everything from major development applications, crown lease variations, subdivisions and environmental impact assessments, to representation at stakeholder meetings, workshops and forums. We also offer independent development assessment and in-house support for planning authorities, government agencies and large private enterprises.

We handle state-specific requirements throughout Australia and understand commercial realities in projects, which is how we work with clients to ensure sustainable project outcomes.

CE_Facilit_V1Property advice

Our team of consultants are skilled in planning due diligence, strategic advice and risk assessment. Our ability to understand and navigate extensive and complex planning pathways is what makes our submissions on draft planning instruments, policies, regulations and legislation, the best in the industry.

We analyse your site’s potential, context and constraints to provide advice on the highest and best use of the land, development potential and best planning approval pathway for any development types.

URP_Plan_PolPlanning policy, master planning and research

Elton Consulting collaborates with other consulting groups to develop Master Plans, Area Plans, Structure Plans and Development Control Plans. Our expertise extends from planning to facilitating design workshops and community engagement.

We are experienced in policy development for the public sector. We take a rigorous and meticulous approach to research and policy development, allowing us to identify innovative and fresh approaches to support your aspirations.

URP_Strat_LandStrategic land use rezoning

Our team of consultants lead strategic land use rezonings, prepare robust rezoning applications and justification reports and submissions to facilitate land use changes.

We work with the private and public sector to consider the best and highest use, overcome challenges, understand and balance competing demands in an effort to create and improve communities. 

CE_Media Issues_V1Development contributions

Our team has an exceptional understanding of development contribution logistics and frequently provides strategic advice and critical analysis of state and local infrastructure contributions.

We provide comprehensive supporting studies for local authority contributions and excel in assisting with, and conducting, negotiations on Voluntary Planning Agreements.

CE_Comms relat_V1Project facilitation

We offer project management throughout the entire planning process, including designing project briefs, managing sub-consultants, advising on issues and managing budgets.

Our consultants understand the relevant regulatory systems in each area and facilitate the process to balance social and environmental outcomes with economic feasibility.

Please refer to our Urban and Regional Planning capability statement for more information on our services and the projects we have worked on.

We tailor our work according to the specific needs of the State your project is based in with experienced consultants in NSW, ACT, VIC and NT.