No one knows the Newcastle and greater hunter planning system like Outlook Planning and Development! We have experience with all the Hunter Valley Councils including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Singleton, Maitland, Port Stephens and Dungog.
We are based within the Newcastle LGA in Beresfield and are proud to call Newcastle our home and take pride in the development within the area. If you need town planning assistance to get your development approved then have a talk with one of our friendly and experienced town planners.
Outlook Planning and Development 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.
No one knows the Newcastle Council Development Application approval system like Outlook Planning and Development. We have extensive experience in obtaining development applications approvals for developments in Newcastle Council and surrounds!
We have a wealth of local knowledge with our firm being based within Newcastle Council LGA. We know how the Council works and the processes and policies that can be the difference between an approval or a refusal.
We have helped many of our clients in the Newcastle Council area to obtain development approval and know how to navigate the Newcastle Council Approval system.
Newcastle and the greater Hunter Area is a city currently undergoing dramatic growth and will be set to become a global city.
With Sydney ranking as one of the most expensive cities in the world, it is no wonder why so many savvy property developers are looking towards the greater Newcastle area. Boasting a median house price of around $800,000 and a median price rise of about 40 percent over the past four years.
But it is not just the affordable property values that make Greater Newcastle a desirable area for property investment. The area boasts diverse growth drivers that help create relatively stable returns on investment.
The area is shaking lose on it reliance on the steel and coal industry as the main employer and instead is embracing industries such as education, medicine and technology. The University of Newcastle is one of Newcastle’s biggest employers and has recently expanded into the Newcastle CBD with their newly opened New Space Campus.
As Newcastle is currently undergoing dramatic change the types of developments are diverse to keep up with the change. Below are some examples of the types of developments common for the Newcastle Area.
Outlook Planning and Development are an experienced town planning consultancy that services Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and 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:
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Approvals and Certifications
Let us help you obtain your approval! We provide the following approval services:
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Do it right the first time and have us handle your development application. Our statement of environmental effects are detailed and cover everything for your development saving time and money to get your approval.
We have extensive and broad experience in all types of town planning. Our Planners have Ex-Council experience and know the best way to get an approval.
No matter how small or how big your job is, we can help you. We work on small renovations to large subdivisions and residential flat buildings.
Our experience and knowledge of the legislation allows us to come up with solutions to problem developments where others fail.
We have an extensive list of external consultants that we work with, such as surveyors, engineers and architects, and can find the best one for your project.
Our Town Planners have flexible working hours to help fit our clients needs. We are available for appointments 7 days a week when requested.
We offer highly competitive pricing and produce high quality reports. The majority of our quotes are flat rates so you know exactly how much our services will cost.
Beresfield is one of the biggest hot spots within the Newcastle area with investors and first home buyers flocking to the area to score great prices for great blocks of land. We look at what to look for for development within the area and how to maximise on your investments including dual occupancies and subdivisions.
We attempt to provide a dual occupancy 101 guide for future developers to know what to look for when picking sites for dual occupancy/duplex developments.
Want to build a house or renovate but don’t want the hassle of a development application. You might be able to get approval through a private certifier. We take some time to explain what a complying development is and the steps you need to take to obtain a CDC through a private certifier.
Are you looking at determining what you can do for your property? A Preliminary Planning Assessment can help you determine what your development options are for your site.
Have you received a notification in the mail about a development application and want to write a submission. We outline some steps to help you prepare a development application objection letter.
Northern Beaches Town Planners explain Dual occupancy facts on the Northern Beaches including Pittwater, Warringah and Manly. We provide some information on dual occupancy developments on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Where you should be looking and what you should be considering.
We explore the theory that as the amount of parking decreases, the appeal of driving gives way to more environmentally friendly transport modes such as walking, cycling, ride-hailing, car pooling and public transport.
Some evidence suggests reducing or capping parking pays off. In cities that have implemented these measures, driving has declined and public transport use has increased.
The redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium has been full of controversy with a massive public backlash to the development.
The development has been subject to a lot of public debate with questions as to why the NSW Government are demolishing a functioning stadium instead of upgrading the stadium at a fraction of the cost.
The University of Newcastle has recently submitted a seven building masterplan to the NSW Government for their new education precinct for Honeysuckle in Newcastle.
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.
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.