Urban Planning and Development

Urban planning and development occurs within a complex framework of regulations, legislation and competing stakeholder interests. Today, it more important than ever to find the ideal balance between population growth, quality of life, biodiversity and heritage conservation, and bushfire management. It is why advisors with the right blend of ecological and heritage knowledge, with the ability to navigate the complex regulatory requirements, and extensive experience in both large and small, successful urban planning and development projects are an essential part of the consultant team. 

Ecology and Heritage Partners has a track record of supporting private and public sector clients to deliver successful urban developments in this way. Project work ranges from residential subdivisions, greenfill and infill developments, new master planned communities, large commercial subdivisions, and precinct structure plans.

Rapid population growth and urban expansion and consolidation has been occurring alongside ever more complex legislative and regulatory controls. Smooth project delivery requires an in-depth understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks, and good relationships with approval authorities. On behalf of clients working in urban planning, design and development, we work closely with government and planning authorities to facilitate a smooth project rollout in this complex environment.

As members of project teams for award winning urban developments such as Warralily and Woodlea in Victoria, and as supporters of the EnviroDevelopment certification program with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria), we are understand the importance of balancing urban development with the protection and enhancement of the natural and cultural values of an area. 

Services for urban development clients range from Aboriginal cultural heritage, built heritage and historical archaeology, to ecological surveys, assessments and management plans, sourcing and securing biodiversity offsets, bushfire planning, and expert witness services at appeals tribunals and panel hearings.

Our large team of consultants collaborate with urban planners and designers, residential and industrial developers, public and private landowners, construction contractors and lawyers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their projects.

Ecology and Heritage Partners are proud sponsors of the Ecosystems element of EnviroDevelopment (Victoria). Our team is available to provide further information about the scheme and how to achieve accreditation.

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


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