Access a full range of planning and environmental approval services

Access a full range of planning and environmental approval services

About Arnold Planning

Arnold Planning is a boutique planning consultancy providing strategic advice, undertaking assessments and obtaining statutory approvals for a range of clients in NSW and across Australia.

Arnold Planning is committed to quality and providing tailored solutions to its clients, on anything from small residential development applications to large state significant environmental assessments. By devising the right strategy, Arnold Planning provides its clients with greater opportunities for development and identifies and reduces risks to approvals.

Arnold Planning works closely with councils and the state government, drawing on its excellent government relations to get the best possible outcomes for its clients.

When you need approval, we’re here to help…

Arnold Planning provides a full range of planning and environmental approval services, from initial due diligence and site appraisal, through to the preparation of strategic rezoning proposals and assessment reports to accompany development applications.

Site acquisition and feasibility

  • Planning due diligence advice.

  • Development opportunities and constraints assessment.

  • Determining contribution requirements (ie local/state infrastructure, biodiversity offsets, affordable housing).

  • Highest and best use yield analysis.

Site Acquisition and Feasibility

Development applications (DAs), statement of environmental effects (SEEs) and environmental impact statements (EISs)

  • Pre-DA meetings with councils/government agencies.

  • Coordinate and review design, engineering and technical specialist input to inform preparation of SEE/EIS.

  • Community and ongoing government agency consultation.

  • Response to submissions raised during public exhibition.

  • Planning panel and Independent Planning Commission (IPC) representation.

DAs, SEEs and Environmental Impact Statements

Rezoning

  • Advise on likelihood and/or options for rezoning.
  • Strategic planning proposals to support amendments to environmental planning instruments (LEPs and SEPPs).
  • Gateway rezoning reviews and planning panel representation.
Rezoning

Project management

  • Project coordination, management and delivery.

  • Procurement of technical specialists.

  • Government liaison.

  • Stakeholder and community engagement.

Project Management

Submissions and objections

  • Review of DAs or planning proposals.

  • Prepare submissions or objections.

Submissions and Objections

Independent assessments and reviews

  • Prepare development assessment reports on behalf of state government and councils.

  • Third party peer review of planning reports.

Independent Assessments and Reviews

Expert court witness

  • Advice on likelihood of success.

  • Prepare expert statements and provide evidence in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Expert Court Witness

Who we are

John Arnold is the owner and principal planner with nearly 20 years’ experience as a planning and environmental approvals specialist.

John has worked in local and state government and has held senior management positions at leading consultancies. Prior to establishing Arnold Planning he was responsible for overseeing all planning and approvals at a large international property development company.

John has significant residential (land and built form) project experience and has been responsible for the preparation and approval of numerous environmental impact statements for large state significant projects in the industrial, maritime, infrastructure and resource sectors.

John is supported by a team of planning, urban design and GIS specialists to provide a one stop shop for all planning and environmental approval services.

Who we are

John Arnold is the owner and principal planner with nearly 20 years’ experience as a planning and environmental approvals specialist.

John has worked in local and state government and has held senior management positions at leading consultancies. Prior to establishing Arnold Planning he was responsible for overseeing all planning and approvals at a large international property development company.

John has significant residential (land and built form) project experience and has been responsible for the preparation and approval of numerous environmental impact statements for large state significant projects in the industrial, maritime, infrastructure and resource sectors.

John is supported by a team of planning, urban design and GIS specialists to provide a one stop shop for all planning and environmental approval services.

John Arnold

Contact

info@arnoldplanning.com.au

+61 448 221 270

+61 2 4023 5945

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