Council Frustration?

Does the thought of dealing with Cessnock City Council cause you anxiety? Are you sick of receiving different answers to the same question? Remove your stress and get us to help!

Don't know where to start?

Development applications are complicated and particularly when dealing with Cessnock Council! There are so many documents listed and so much jargon that it can seem impossible! Get an expert to manage the process for you

In the right hands

Feel safe knowing your development is in the right hands. Our knowledge and experience allows us to get our clients their approvals faster saving them time and money.

Cessnock City Council’s best town planning firm! 

No one knows Cessnock Council’s Development Application approval systems like Outlook Planning and Development!

 We have an extensive experience in obtaining development applications approvals for developments within the Hunter Valley and all of NSW with our Principal Planner working as the Head of Town Planning for Singleton Council and working closely with Cessnock Council within his career. While we have local knowledge of the local approval process we also use our Sydney based experience to gain approvals faster or where others can’t. 

The industry has seen a massive increase of investors from outside of the Hunter Valley (Sydney, Melbourne) and from abroad (China, Japan and India) which has dramatically increased the desirability of the area. The land prices have gone up by exponential measures and the area is waiting for substantial investment in development.

We are happy to help any of our clients with their Hunter Valley and Pokolbin areas and beyond with their developments as we have helped many of our clients in the and outside of the area to obtain development approval and know how to navigate the Council Approval system. 

The Best Town Planning Firm for the Cessnock Area!

We have the best town planners working for your development application or your objection! Our broad experience and knowledge within the area means that we get Development Applications for the local councils approved where others can't

Types of developments we assist with!

Dwelling House

The Cessnock area is a hot designation for new beautiful architecturally designed homes. We have helped many of our clients get the home of their dreams despite height limits and floor space ratio restrictions.

Multi Dwelling Houses

Why build 2 houses when you could build 4 or more! Multi dwelling housing allows you to build multiple dwellings on the one lot and then subdivide through strata subdivision. Get us to search where this is an option for us!

Tourist and Visitor Accomodation

Tourist and Visitor accomodation is one of the most common types of the development within the Hunter Valley area and is the most sought after for investors! Tourism is the backbone of the Hunter Valley Economy with savy investors snapping up untapped lots within the Hunter Valley area.

Dual Occupancy

Dual occupancies are becoming common in Cessnock and Singleton Local Government Areas with many of our Cessnock City Council clients wanting to maximise on the land size and intensify the development potential for their site.

Boarding Houses

Boarding Houses are becoming increasingly popular in the Cessnock City Council area and surrounds. Through the SEPP Affordable rental housing developers are able to provide high density studio apartments for lower income residents.


Subdivision potential is one of our most common enquiries for residents in the Cessnock with many investors looking to the area for its subdivision protential. Whether it is one in to two lot subdivisions, strata subdivisions or boundary adjustments we help our inner west clients achieve their subdivision dreams. part

Coal Mining and Other Operations

Coal Mining and other operations such as sand queries have become the back-bone of the Hunter Valley. We have extensive experience in working for the mines as well as acting on behalf of the ancillary development as a result of the mines such as the developments willing to occupy the mine buffer areas.

Rezoning - Planning Proposals

Sometimes our clients come to us with plans to rezone land to allow for better outcomes for their site. Whether it is turning rural land into residential or low density to high density.

Objection Letters

View loss and privacy impacts are the biggest source of objection for all developments. Our objection letters are thorough and detailed and we have a good track record for refusal or at least forcing the developer to redesign for a better outcome.

Cessnock Council DA Approvals

  • Certified Town Planners

  • Development Application Experts

  • Servicing these Cessnock Suburbs

Aberdare Abermain Abernethy Allandale Bellbird Heights Bellbird Bishops Bridge Black Hill Branxton Brunkerville Buchanan Cedar Creek Cessnock Cliftleigh Ellalong Greta Kearsley Kitchener Kurri Kurri Laguna Millfield Mount View North Rothbury Nulkaba Paxton Pelaw Main Pelton Pokolbin Quorrobolong Rothbury Watagan Weston Wollombi

Why Choose Us?

Fast Development Application Approvals

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.

Experts in our field 

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.

Size Doesn’t Matter

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.

Out of the Box Thinking

Our experience and knowledge of the legislation allows us to come up with solutions to problem developments where others fail.

One Stop Shop

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.

Competitive Flat Rate Prices

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

Let’s work together

Have a chat with Josh and the Team Today!