Welcome to
E Planning

Industry leaders in residential, commercial and industrial
town planning & sustainability consultancy

Full Service Town Planning, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Consultancy Solutions

E Planning is Sydney’s leading town planner and sustainability consultancy. We provide end-to-end consultancy solutions for all scales of urban planning. We partner with architects, developers, landowners and homeowners to navigate Development Applications through council smoothly and efficiently.

Learn More

Our Town Planning Services

Town Planning Services

We help you get Development Application and Complying Development through council. Our town planning services are aimed at large commercial and industrial developments, as well as private homes.

BASIX Certification

Our team of town planning consultants is here to help with BASIX/NatHERS Assessments, BASIX certification and sustainability advice across a range of residential developments.

Social Planning Services

Through our social planning service, we help clients to consider the social impact of urban buildings, and we conduct a range of assessments related to how a building fits into its neighbourhood and its community.

Access Consulting

With our turnkey access consulting solutions, we engage our years of access architecture expertise to help our clients to achieve full compliance and best practice on accessibility to built environments for people with disabilities.

Our Proven Town Planning Process


We make sure you get a head start by conducting a town planning feasibility study for you, and we let you know of any issues that could arise.


The design of your dreams is possible! Engaging specialist town planning advice at the plan drafting stage means we can work with you, every step of the way.


A successful Development Application means balancing great design and compliance. We can assess your plans and help you understand town planning issues.


We have a reputation for comprehensive assessments and quality reporting, and we’re 100% committed to achieving the best town planning results for clients.


We will negotiate on your behalf with the council, so the town planning Development Application process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 

Our Experts in Town Planning

E Planning Founder Barry Cotten has an industry reputation that is second to none. He is highly regarded for his thoroughness, straight-talking and sound advice. His hand-picked town planning consultants are all highly skilled in their particular areas of expertise, including Work Health & Safety.


We’re proactive, responsible and reliable, which builds trusted partnerships.


We always achieve the best possible outcomes for clients, using our industry expertise.


We act ethically and respectfully. We value transparency and open communication.


A love for what we do underpins our commitment to doing it extraordinarily well.

Recent E Planning Projects

Trevor St, Lilyfield

A modern two-storey boarding house in our town planning Lilyfield project presented a range of challenges for the architect and the E Planning team as they navigated the Development Application process.

Spring St, Mount Kiera

No job is too big or too small for the team at E Planners. Why? Because every job presents its own unique challenges, which contribute to the group’s expertise. This is how our town planning expertise for the Mount Kiera project reached success.

Baylis St, Wagga Wagga

Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga, is a site that many would call a ‘developer’s dream’. Sitting in a prime position in town, with frontages to Baylis Street and the Sturt Highway, this flat block was once a service station.

Memberships & Accreditations

News & Articles

Why changes to the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 will restore sector confidence

From 1 July 2021, there is now compulsory registration for practitioners involved in design and building work – including architects and professional engineers. This is why we welcome these changes to the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020.

Read More

Why do I need a town planner?

Town planners primarily work with architects, developers and homeowners to lodge Development Applications through local council. But there are other services they provide, such as representation at the Land and Environment Court. Why do you need a town planner? Let’s answer that question for you.

Read More

Everything you need to know about BASIX

BASIX certification has been required in New South Wales since 2004. Find out everything you need to know in this BASIX certification article.

Read More

3/55 Pyrmont Bridge Rd
NSW 2009

1 Tudor Street
Newcastle West
NSW 2302

Level 1,
1 Burelli Street
Wollongong 25

Quick question?

If you have a question about town planning, sustainability, or anything in between, we’re happy to give a clear answer or at least steer you in the right direction. Contact us through the form below or call us anytime.

    Skip to content