As awareness about the importance of sound urban and rural land use planning grows, Barnson’s qualified planners offer solutions for clients looking to negotiate favourable outcomes and streamline planning processes for their projects.

Our team has significant expertise, having worked in-house for local government and for clients wanting to interface with urban and regional planning instruments, so they understand the town planning process from all angles.

Barnson’s approach considers the development objectives, stakeholder needs and issues along with the improvement, conservation and management of the surrounding environment in order to reach consultative and collaborative outcomes for all parties.

Our planning services include:

  • Preparing and submitting applications on behalf of land owners/developers/builders and negotiating with Councils on their behalf to obtain development approval
  • Preparing Statement of Environmental Effects
  • Consulting with neighbours, local and state agencies, and any other interested parties to identify issues to be addressed before the development application is lodged
  • Assisting in site selection for a particular project, or advising on the highest and best use of the site
  • Advising on changes in legislation and policies that may affect property development and land use rights
  • Representing clients in appeals before Council, mediation or the Land and Environment Court of NSW
  • Appointing and project managing teams of specialists to ensure a well presented project, coordinated in a credible and professional manner
  • Preparation of re-zoning proposals.