Regional Planning and Development

Successful regional planning and development achieves the right balance between development and the sustainable management of biodiversity and cultural heritage values. Advisors with a history of large-scale regional planning experience, and a deep understanding of the environment and heritage of a region, support good decision making and positive planning outcomes.

Ecology and Heritage Partners provide this combination of skills in regional areas to deliver advice to state and local government, forestry management organisations, parks and wildlife authorities, catchment management authorities, private landholders and the agriculture industry. We understand that good stakeholder engagement, and informed and sensitive management within a wider planning framework is essential for the protection and enhancement of natural and cultural heritage alongside development. 

Our ecological research, assessments and plans provide accurate and reliable information to guide decision making for conservation and biodiversity protection. Regional ecological services include bushfire assessments, pre-clearance surveys, land management and restoration, and advice to facilitate sustainable regional outcomes.

Our heritage advice responds to legislative requirements associated with planning, management and development projects. This includes preparation of impact statements, letters of advice, Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) as well as archaeological excavations and salvage of artefacts.

For clients with large landholdings, biodiversity offset credits can be investigated through vegetation assessments. If appropriate, on-title agreements, offset credit brokering and ongoing land management plans can be provided.

To discuss your project needs, or to learn more about our capabilities and experience in regional planning and development, contact the team on 1300 839 325.


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