Planning and Development Projects

Interactive Housing Assessment 

Development of a suite of tools to assist people to identify their housing requirements and to actively explore and refine options.  Models the cost impact of changes as they are made

National Regulatory Framework for Planning and Development of Fitness Facilities 

Overview report and step-by-step guidance for potential operators of fitness facilities, home-based operators and use of public spaces to carry out fitness activities

Structure Plan for Urban Renewal of Inner Metropolitan Region (under the Housing Affordability Fund)

Study of the planning context, opportunities, constraints, urban design and development potential

Urban Capacity Study for Urban Renewal of Inner Metropolitan Region

Study of the uplift potential of planning and urban renewal options

NSW Alpine Resort - Expert Research/Evidence 

 Expert Research / Evidence for Federal Court of Australia case relating to the origins and settlement of the resort

Various Development Projects:  Sydney Region and Surrounds 

Planning advice, options identification / analysis and feasibility assessment

Local Government Housing Kit (NSW FACS)

The fully updated Kit will provide an on-line guide to help councils develop local housing strategies, comprising five modules: 

Module 1: Addressing Housing Needs: Context, Roles and Issues
Module 2: Preparing & Implementing a Local Housing Strategy
Module 3: Building an Evidence Base
Module 4: Financial Feasibility
Module 5: Resources
The Kit includes over forty case studies and examples of housing initiatives.

Local Government and Affordable Housing Roundtable (Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW)

Professional facilitation of the Round Table hosted by CHIA, a forum for local government and community housing providers to explore planning and development issues.

Current and Emerging Opportunities for Affordable Housing (Tier1 Community Housing Provider)

  • Exploration of policies and strategies for facilitation of affordable housing across selected metropolitan local government areas.
  • Scan of current and emerging opportunities for affordable housing, focussing on local government and key state planning directions

NSW Planning Reforms and Draft Legislation

Review of proposals and coordination of response on behalf of a NSW Government client

Housing Affordability Fund Project: Redfern Waterloo

Strategy and planning work associated with preparation of a Preliminary Master Plan including:
  • Community Engagement and Capacity Building Framework
  • Community engagement support, including presentations, workshops, the development of materials explaining technical planning issues to the public at a Community Planning Expo
  • Preparation of a Concept Plan Vision Statement
  • Implementation of project-based file sharing/ information management system

Redfern Waterloo: Development of Built Environment Plan 2 and Supporting Investigations

Strategic planning input to the Built Environment Plan (BEP2) guiding the regeneration of a 30 hectare area, including:

  • Planning, options generation, analysis and feasibility assessment as inputs to the planning framework
  • Drafting and editing of BEP2 text
  • Presentations to Ministerial and other workshops
  • Concept design, text and production of an information booklet explaining to tenants the renewal process, opportunities and how to have input to the process

“Spotlight on Australia’s Capital Cities”

Expert review and advice for the Independent Audit of City Planning Systems undertaken by KPMG for the “Built Environment Meets Parliament” group comprising the Property Council of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects, Consult Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia, and the Green Building Council Australia.

Redevelopment Study Rural NSW

Desktop analysis, assessment of site redevelopment feasibility and generation of development options

Policy and Planning Advice to State Housing Agency

  • Advice on planning matters
  • Direction and review of planning research, proposals and submissions
  • Methodologies for assessing development capacity

New Generation Boarding Houses

  • Planning advice and support including advocacy and guidance for the approval of New Generation Boarding Houses by Local Government
  • Submission to the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)

Planning to Promote Affordable Housing

Development of framework for a high level government working group addressing:

  • Why adequate and affordable housing is needed to achieve sustainable communities
  • The role of the planning system in shaping housing provision and influencing affordable housing outcomes
  • Principles that could underpin a nationally consistent approach to the use of planning mechanisms to promote housing affordability
  • Possible components of a comprehensive framework
  • Review of implementation progress and development of framework

Planning for Affordable Housing for Manly and Warringah Councils

Study assessing local needs, planning mechanisms and opportunities to promote affordable housing in these Local Government Areas

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