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2019 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence

The Urban Development Institute NSW (UDIA NSW) has announced the winners of the 2019 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence. An annual event, the Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. There was an outstanding field of finalists, with fierce competition to take out each category. Elton Consulting…

Elton Consulting celebrates 30 years

Why has Elton Consulting been a trusted advisor to governments all around Australia, the private sector and not for profits for 30 years? Brian Elton, Executive Director Veris and Founder of Elton Consulting, reflects on this: “It’s clear we do our best work when the firm holds true to three important values: a commitment to collaboration,…

Keeping the Gate Open for Pre-Gateway Reviews

An analysis of the Pre-Gateway Review Process in NSW On 18 June, 2019, the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces introduced the Planning Amendment Bill 2019 into the NSW Legislative Assembly. The Bill aims ‘to complete the good work of the 2017 amending Act and continue to improve the operation of the planning system…

Elton Consulting and Veris are Platinum sponsors for the UDIA National Congress

Elton Consulting and Veris are excited to announce that we are Platinum sponsors for the UDIA National Congress, taking place on 26-28 March, on the Gold Coast. The three-day event features a fantastic line-up of study tours and opportunities to hear insights from international industry leaders. The event culminates in a gala dinner and celebration…

Social Impact Assessment: the Elton Consulting approach

Over the past ten years Elton Consulting has established a reputation for preparing SIAs as part of our Social Sustainability practice, led by Steve Rossiter.  We believe SIA to be an integral component of the environmental impact assessment process and one that requires a careful approach. Why might you need to prepare a SIA? You…

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) Alumni Yarn’n Circle

In September 2018, over 80 Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) alumni and tertiary scholarships students from across the country came to Sydney for an alumni Yarn’n Circle. The event was held prior to AIEF’s 10th anniversary celebration and included a range of activities and workshops. Elton Consulting was privileged to support AIEF and their alumni…

Our Local Environmental Plans(LEP) Review Offering

There is a lot to be done to update and align your LEP with the District Plan within the timeframes set by State Government. The team at Elton Consulting is ideally placed to assist you and we welcome the opportunity to discuss a strategic approach along with any resourcing needs you may have. Our planners…

Modernising the Planning System in WA

The Green Paper has now been released for public consultation until 20 July 2018.  An important first step in much needed planning reform. There is nothing more important to our industry than a contemporary, efficient and transparent planning system. An important aspect of the approach taken in the Green Paper is that it has drawn…

A Tale of Three Cities?

With the Greater Sydney Commission now pointing to a three-city vision for Sydney, we thought it timely to look at planning for Brisbane’s growth and have reached a similar conclusion.  This report outlines a vision for future development in Brisbane that is based on a LiveWorkPlay model and prioritises the creation of opportunities for people…