Who we are and what we do
Outlook Planning and Development are an experienced town planning consultancy that services all of NSW. We provide expert advice and support for all our clients and help get approvals where others can’t. We have a wealth of development knowledge combined with ex-local government experience that gives us the advantage of understanding the Council approval process and achieve positive results for our clients.
Our experienced town planners can provide you with expert advice to help you with your development: We offer the following services:
- Feasibility reports
- Pre-purchase reports
- Unapproved works
- Letters and advice
- General town planning advice
- Neighbour objection advice and reports
Get us to provide you with the report you need to get the job done! We provide the following reports:
- Statement of environmental effects
- Clause 4.6 Variation
- Crime Risk Reports (CPTED)
- Heritage Impact Statement
- Social Impact Statements
- Plans of management
- Waste Management Plans
Let us help you obtain your approval! We provide the following approval services:
- Lodgement of development applications
- Project management of applications
- Attendance at Council meetings
- Rezoning Application/Planning Proposals
Outlook Planning and Development provides valuable planning advice to architects and home owners in the preparation of development applications for new dwelling houses and alterations and additions. The planning advice we provide in the preparation of the development application is valuable in minimising delays in obtaining approval.
Multi Dwelling Houses
We work on multi dwelling housing – town house development projects within the Sydney metropolitan and regional areas, Central Coast and Newcastle/Hunter areas. We provide initial planning advice, preparation of Statement of Environmental Effects and lodgement of the development application. We provide direction for dwelling yields and help get the project over the line.
Boarding Houses are becoming increasingly popular for savy developers. We work on a range of in-fill affordable housing and boarding house development applications made under State Environmental Planning Policy – Affordable Rental Housing 2009 (SEPP – Affordable Housing). We have extensive experience in this area and can provide initial planning advice, preparation of Statement of Environmental Effects and lodgement of the development applications.
We have experience in obtaining approval for secondary dwellings (granny flats) under the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental) and Local Environmental Plans. We work closely with families looking to provide additional rental income or to provide accommodation for relatives in existing houses. We provide initial planning advice, preparation of the statement of environmental effects and lodgement of the development application. We can also assess whether Complying Development Certificate is a viable approval option.
We work on Seniors Living Developments made under State Environmental Planning Policy – Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability 2004 ( SEPP – Seniors Living). We provide initial planning advice, Statement of Environmental Effects and lodgement of the development application. Where a site compatibility certificate is required from Department of Planning we have experience in the preparation and lodgement of this as your first step in the approval process.
Mixed Use Developments
We work on a range of projects including large sites accommodating large retail and commercial floor area with residential units to small in-fill sites. We provide initial planning advice including an assessment under State Environmental Planning Policy 65 (SEPP 65) and the Apartment Design Guide (ADG), the preparation of Statement of Environmental Effects and lodgement of the development application.
Has your neighbour lodged a development application and his new house is going to block out the sun or destroy your view? We can prepare a highly detailed development objection letter to Council on your behalf. We can help you voice your opinion on the development using our experience, case law and principles.
With the population of Sydney growing and many parents returning to work full time the demand for childcare centres is increasing. We provide comprehensive planning services for child care centres and have worked on development applications for centres ranging in size and for a variety of providers. We prepare development applications under the Children (Education and Care Services) Regulations 2012 and the State Environmental Planning Policy (Education Establishment and Child Care Facilities). We work on child care centre applications all over NSW.
Commercial and Industrial Developments
We provide planning services for the development, use and fit-out of commercial and industrial premises. Our services cover a range of commercial facilities including health and medical facilities, commercial premises, retail premises and restaurants. Industrial development applications include car repair facilities, motor showrooms, transports depots, warehouse-showrooms, waste transfer and recycling facilities.
Recreation Facilities and Parks
We provide planning services for the development of recreation facilities. We have worked with many organisations in the preparation and approval of development applications. We have obtained approvals for a range of gymnasiums and indoor recreation facilities including rock climbing and children’s play facilities.
As an architectural designer, I have had regular communication with the planners at Outlook Planning and Development and cannot fault them. They are always clear and concise with their requirements, and are more than knowledgeable in regards to Council regulations and applicable legislative criteria. If you are looking to clarity in your project and would prefer to work with planners who can take the initiative, look no further. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with these guys, and I look forward to many more forthcoming projects.
Background Outlook Planning and Development were engaged by a group of concerned residents in regards to a nearby development that sought consent to demolish an existing (abandoned) service station to a boutique hotel with 58 guest rooms, car lift and guest facilities. Outlook Planning and Development attended a site meeting with the residents and thenMay 24, 2019
A change of land zoning proposed by Lake Macquarie council would open the door for medium-density housing in a large part of Windale. In May 2019 Councillors voted to support a planning proposal that, if approved by the Department of Planning, would encourage medium-density housing in the walkable area between Windale and Mount Hutton shops,May 20, 2019
Granny flats, or secondary dwellings as they are known as in the Planning world, can allow home owners to keep parents or adult children close by while giving them their own space. They can also be a great way to generate additional rental income. But before you book in your builder, there are a fewMarch 4, 2019