We have a team of experts who prepare and obtain planning approvals for developments of all types and sizes.

Our experience spans across metropolitan and regional areas of New South Wales and Victoria. Our team of planners are here to help through all stages of the process to devise the right strategy to achieve planning approval.

At Habitat, we believe the foundation of good planning is knowledge. All of our work is informed by a comprehensive understanding of the planning framework and an appreciation of the drivers of development. Our clients benefit from having a partner in the planning approval process who is able to provide a clear pathway to approval.

We understand the urban environment, and we work with designers, architects and other professionals to develop inspired solutions that are both practical and add value.

  • Due diligence
  • Planning advice
  • Site audits
  • Planning permits
  • Development applications
  • Statement of environmental effects
  • Development plans
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Planning appeals & representation
  • Expert witness

We believe in establishing sustainable regions, cities, communities and places.

We deliver comprehensive plans and policies which require a collaborative and holistic approach to ensure we unlock every opportunity. Our team has extensive experience in preparing strategic planning studies, structure plans, planning scheme amendments, local environmental plans, land use strategies and strategic advice.

With an award-winning reputation in both the private and public sectors for delivering on the needs of clients across a range of planning matters. Habitat Planning have been recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia for Strategic Planning excellence in regional and rural areas of NSW. We are proud to have played a key role in significant strategic planning projects across regional areas that encourage sustainable growth and better environments for people to enjoy every day.

  • Rezoning applications
  • Planning scheme amendment coordination and preparation
  • Local environmental plans (NSW)
  • Development control plans
  • Local strategic planning statements
  • Planning studies
  • Land use strategies
  • Master plans
  • Structure plans

Simply put, we design great places – with purpose and enduring value.

We have a deep understanding of the places where we work, in order to design based on an informed vision and clear objectives. At Habitat, we believe the best designs are a result of active collaboration with our clients and other professionals, understanding the context, deploying our expertise in planning and environments, and creating places that will endure.

We provide services across the full spectrum of design, from initial concept planning and master planning through to implementation. Our design solutions balance community interests, government direction, planning policies, environmental constraints and economic imperatives.

  • Concept planning
  • Subdivision planning
  • Master planning
  • Urban design frameworks
  • Urban design guidelines
  • Built form studies
  • Site analysis

Environment is a key part of planning, with a range of social, economic, ecological and physical components to consider.

At Habitat, we understand the important balance between natural and physical environments, and the relationship both have with the planning process. All planning requires the best possible use of land and the most desirable environmental, social and economic outcomes. We offer our clients environment expertise with this philosophy always in mind.

We can assist our clients with the following:

  • Environmental impact statements
  • Review of environmental factors
  • Local environmental studies
  • Bushfire risk assessments