Central West Planners Forum Mudgee May 2019

Posted on June 4, 2020 · Posted in Uncategorized

Along with the Steering Committee, we facilitated another Central West Planner’s Group Forum in Mudgee in 2019.  It was co-hosted by Mid Western Regional Council with speakers from Paul Crennan Legal, Office of Environment & Heritage, Bathurst Regional Council, Integrated Consulting, & DPIE.  Topics included Aboriginal heritage; housing studies; bushfire..
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Facilitation of Central West Planners Forum, Orange

Posted on May 10, 2016 · Posted in Uncategorized

We organised and facilitated the most recent Central West Planners Forum in Orange NSW in April 2016.  The theme for the forum was agriculture and land use conflicts with excellent presentations on the ‘right to farm’ and assessing intensive agricultural applications.  Roads & Maritime Services provided advice on referring developments..
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Approval for Our Own New Dwelling!

Posted on July 7, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized

Development Application – New Dwelling – Rural Property outside Orange NSW In early 2015 we prepared the detailed design and development application for our own new dwelling!  You are always your own worst client – so after several design changes and co-ordinating consultancy advice – the application was finally lodged..
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Central West Planners Group Reactivated!

Posted on November 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The Central West Planners (CWP) – Planning Forum is on 5 November 2014 Andrew Napier from iPLAN PROJECTS, along with Annalise Cummings (Parkes Shire Council), Jenna McNabb (Dept. Planning) & Claire Johnstone (CJ Planning & Development) have come together to reactivate the Central West Planners Group.  The first Forum is..
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Sydney – New Office Location – 100 William St

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New Office Location – 100 William St, Sydney (Woolloomooloo / Darlinghurst) iPLAN PROJECTS has relocated offices (along with our sister architecture firm PSEC Project Services) from Stanmore to 100 William Street (the former Westfield Towers).  We are located at Suite 1903 – Level 19 with spectacular views across Sydney.  This..
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Presentation to EDAP Conference, Cowra (May 2014)

Posted on May 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Andrew Napier was invited to make a presentation to the Environmental Development and Allied Professionals (EDAP) Conference in Cowra on 1 May 2014. With the new planning legislation in limbo in 2014 the key for Councils is to understand how to navigate in a changing political (and planning) landscape. Don’t..
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Changes to NSW Planning Legislation

Posted on April 27, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In late 2013, the NSW State Government sought to introduce the Planning Bill 2013 and Planning Administration Bill 2013 to replace the current Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This follows the release of a Green Paper (outline) in July 2012 and White Paper (detail) in April 2013. However, the..
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Changes to NSW Exempt & Complying Development (Feb 2014)

Posted on March 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

A number of key changes to State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt & Complying Development) 2008 commenced on 22 February 2014.  These are summarised in more detail on the Planning Department’s website ( Some important things to note: 1)    Exempt and complying development can now take place on lots affected by some..
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Additions to the Family!

Posted on January 1, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

2013 was a busy year for expanding and growing the iPLAN PROJECTS Family! Claire & Ben’s little Evie turned one year old in June; Andrew & Helen had a little boy – Timothy – in August and Skye turned four in January 2014; Katie & Frederick had a little boy..
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2013 Successful Development Projects

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In 2013 iPLAN PROJECTS had a 100% success rate for approval of development applications.  Some of the most significant included: A 32 lot staged subdivision for 32 semi-detached dwellings in Kiama NSW; A 6 lot community title subdivision and 5 new dwellings in Orange NSW; and A new medical centre..
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