About E Planning

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E Planning is an industry-leading team of town planners and sustainability consultants. We provide end-to-end consultancy solutions for all scales of urban planning – from large commercial and industrial projects to residential and private homes.

Our passionate team of town planning consultants has unparalleled knowledge and expertise to provide practical solutions-focused recommendations.

We partner with architects, developers, landowners and homeowners to get Development Applications through council smoothly and efficiently.

“Barry and his team’s ability to make the council process run smoothly is invaluable to architects like myself, because it frees us up from having to manage the process.” – Peter Rass, PRD Architects

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Our expertise

At E Planning, we have unparalleled knowledge of the planning and building process.

For over 25 years, we’ve negotiated hundreds of Development Application submissions through local council jurisdictions in Sydney and throughout New South Wales.

Our reputation for providing quality advice is renowned and backed by our solid track record of town planning success stories.

Our capability includes town planning services, BASIX certification and social planning.

We work across large commercial, industrial and residential projects, through to multi-use developments, private homes, extensions and neighbourhood boundary disputes.

Our team of town planning consultants is passionate about pre-empting problems before they arise. Our recommendations are practical and solutions-focused, so we achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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End-to-end project management

Navigating the process of development can be a complex and time-consuming task. Do your plans meet the zoning requirements, policies and legislation of the local council? Will you get the OK to go ahead?

At E Planning, we manage the entire town planning process on your behalf, from the pre-design stage and drafting plans right through to the submission and negotiation stages. We pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail and we’re highly skilled at managing consultants.

Because we understand all aspects of council requirements and deadlines, you can rely on our comprehensive, quality assessments for a smooth process.

We assist clients with a range of services, including: Development Application (DA) processes, BASIX certification, feasibility studies, LEP amendments, Section J certification and Land and Environment Council representation. We also prepare Statements of Environmental Effects (SEE) and assist with Planning Proposals (previously called land rezoning applications).

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Our values

Barry Cotten founded E Planning in the 1990s, to ensure a balance is achieved between good design and community needs.

Barry’s personal work ethics shape the business: integrity and a commitment to results.

At E Planning, we are proactive in pre-empting problems before they arise.

With long-standing, trusted relationships with governments, developers and our partners, we achieve the very best results possible for our clients. Our commitment to open communication and transparency means you can be assured that we will act ethically in any given situation.

Accountability: We’re proactive, responsible and reliable, which builds trusted partnerships.
Excellence: We always aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.
Integrity: We act ethically. We value transparency and open communication.
Passion: A love for what we do underpins our commitment to doing it well.

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Our results speak for themselves

Our local knowledge is second to none. With offices in Pyrmont, Penrith and Wollongong, we have long-standing working relationships with these councils on a wide range of Development Applications.

As your town planning consultant, we negotiate on your behalf with these local governments, so you achieve the best possible outcome.

Let us partner with you

We are committed to helping you achieve the best results. Our passionate town planning consultants provide practical solutions that don’t mean ‘going back to the drawing board’.

Our town planning and sustainability consultancy services will guide you through an otherwise complex, challenging process… with proactive recommendations based on our comprehensive, high quality assessments and reporting.

We look forward to learning about your plans. Our partnership is the next step in your development path. Find out more about our team 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
Pyrmont
NSW 2009

95b Station St
Penrith
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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