About Outlook Planning and Development

A Little About Us

We are a family owned and run business located in Newcastle NSW. We are proud of our humble origin story that started with our Principal Planner deciding that there was a better way of approaching town planning to make it understandable and accessible for the general public! Our first office was our dining room table and we have gone from strength to strength and have gone through a pandemic to get to where we are now! 

We know that the Council approval process can be daunting and that town planning seems to confusing! It is our goal to make town planning simple for everyone!

We have a high success rate for our enquiries converting to jobs with clients that speak with Josh, our Principal Planner,  regarding their development as they want him to assist with their project as it is explained in plain English rather than vocational jargon!

What is Outlook Planning and Development

We see beyond what is in front of us and are able to see the “outlook” of the development. This is what makes us unique as we like to work with our clients to ensure that their developments get over the line with minimal delays. Your dreams become our dreams and we become invested in you obtaining that approval!

Why Outlook Planning and Development

We have extensive experience in development assessment and strategic planning with our planners having worked at high levels within Councils around Sydney and Newcastle and within the private sector. Having worked on both sides of the planning table our planners know the ins and outs of handling the development process through the gauntlet that is Council. We know how to navigate all the relevant legislation and our speciality is finding loop holes or “Creative” planning ways to gain approval.


Let’s work together

Have a chat with Josh and the Team Today!

We get developments approved where others fail!

We value customer service over anything, and our planners will always provide you with updates as your application progresses so that you will always know the status of your application.

We value a fast turn around for all our reports as we know that time delays cost money for our clients and as a result we work to a very fast paced and regimented clock and will always deliver on time.

We provide flat rate prices for all our services and will always beat quotes of our competition. We keep our overheads low so that you can save money to put towards your development.

We have a long running and very good relationships with numerous local Councils and government departments which we regularly rely on to help our customers.

Experience matters!

Our Principal Planner has a wealth of experience starting his career working from the ground up at a prominent Sydney Council before transitioning into a management role coordinating the whole planning and compliance area of Council. After several years working in Local Government Planning he made the jump to the private planning world and achieved great results working on large scale projects that broadened his skills and knowledge. All this has culminated in a diverse skillset with a deep knowledge of the processes and workings of Council and the ability to find innovative approaches to developments that help our clients gain approval where others fail. It was his passion for dealing with clients combined with over 10 years experience that lead him to create Outlook Planning and Development.

What areas do we service?

Approximately 90% of our projects are located in Sydney and regularly work with Councils such as Blacktown Council, Campbelltown Council, Camden Council, Georges River Council, Mosman Council,  Hills Shire CouncilParramatta Council, Ku-Ring-Gai Council, North Sydney CouncilCity of Sydney Council, Northern Beaches Council, Randwick City Council, Woollahra Council, Hornsby Council and Inner West Council.

We also regularly deal with regional Councils such as Central Coast Council, Mid North Coast Council, Newcastle Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Singleton Council, Cessnock CouncilMaitland Council and Port Stephens Council.

Due to our diverse skills we are comfortable providing town planning support for all NSW Councils.

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