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Town Planning

planning approvals, development applications (DAs) to local and state authorities, statements of environmental effects (SEEs), planning proposals for land rezoning, development assessments, CPTED

JBA offers a comprehensive range of services across all aspects of the planning and development process.

Our Project Approvals team specialises in preparing applications for approval by government, and in managing those applications through the statutory planning system. The team's special focus is preparing Development Applications (DA’s) or rezoning applications (Planning Proposals) to Councils, as well as applications for State Significant Development or State Significant Sites to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The team has an enviable reputation as the planning consultants behind some of the most successful urban planning and development projects in NSW. High level skills in statutory planning, environmental assessment, negotiation and consultant team management are essential to deliver these projects.

Our services include

Development Applications (DAs) and Statements of Environmental Effects (SEEs) for all types and scales of development 
Preparation of DAs to Councils for Local and Regional development, and to the Department of Planning and Environment for State Significant Development or State Significant Infrastructure.

Planning Proposals (or ‘rezoning applications’) 
Preparation of Planning Proposals or State Significant Site studies to rezone land.

Development Assessment 
Review or assessment of DAs and other applications, for authorities or third parties; or peer reviews for applicants.

Gateway Review Process
pre-gateway reviews and rezoning pathways. Read an article on this process by JBA's Kim Shmuel »

CPTED assessment reports - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
JBA has three certified NSW Police risk assessors who are qualified to prepare CPTED assessment reports. Read an article on the requirement for CPTED by JBA's Claire Burdett »

Contact Person

Andrew Duggan

Andrew Duggan


Andrew has over 18 years’ experience in the NSW property and development sector as both a town planner and environmental planning lawyer.

Gordon Kirkby

Gordon Kirkby


Gordon has over 24 years’ experience in a broad range of urban and regional planning projects including residential, retail, commercial, coastal, a

Our Town Planning Experience


Woolooware Bay Town Centre

Woolooware, NSW

St Barnabas Church

Ultimo, NSW

8 Chifley