Social Planning Services

Social planning goes hand in hand with town planning. While urban planning typically considers the ‘man-made’ structure in its environment, social planning considers the ‘human factor’ – how people live, work and play.

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The social needs of communities are constantly changing and evolving as our communities expand.

We help clients to consider the social impact of buildings. This includes factors such as location, purpose or use, and design.

It addresses how people will interact with the building or development once it is constructed in the community.

Social planning considers how people use transport and other public facilities, how and where they socialise and what services and amenities are needed to encourage social cohesion amongst the diverse ages, cultures and socio-economic groups that make up our communities.

Social planning is founded on the principles of social justice (equity, access, participation and rights) and aims to enhance community wellbeing and effectiveness.

A key aspect of social planning is the public consultation process that Development Applications go through, allowing community members to provide feedback on development proposals.

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Considerations within the social planning process include:

  • Accessibility and mobility
  • Community needs and future development
  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural aspects
  • Economic development and employment
  • Health and safety
  • Housing
  • Recreation planning
  • Services planning (waste management, resource management)
  • Social impact.

We look forward to learning about your plans. Our partnership is the next step in your development project. Find out more about our team of town planning consultants and our services, or contact us today.

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.

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.

3/55 Pyrmont Bridge Rd
NSW 2009

95b Station St
NSW 2750

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.

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