Our services, skill base and experience cover a wide range of planning disciplines including: strategic planning, statutory planning, site selection and evaluation, community consultation, master planning, government liaison, community facility planning and environmental assessment.


We undertake a wide range of community consultations within the ACT and regions across Australia. We provide strategic advice on the best consultation methodology according to each project and actively promote clear communications to encourage open discussion amongst stakeholders and the relevant communities.

We use a variety of consultative mechanisms including public presentations, stakeholder meetings, workshops, focus groups, static and staffed displays, letter-box drops, media releases and surveys.

Environmental Assessment

With extensive experience in identifying and defining potential environmental effects, Purdon Planning provide clients with studies highlighting the effectiveness and efficiency of particular land usage.

We can provide advice on the projects impact on its environment including review of parking, traffic, pedestrian movement, urban design, street furniture and landscaping.

Land Rezoning

Land Rezoning identifies additional planning opportunities and compatible land usage enabling a range of potential opportunities. Our team can assist with preliminary preparation through to agency consultation and final approval.

Development Applications

We have been involved in 1,000’s of Development Applications (DA) through the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate and Works Approvals (WA) through the National Capitol Authority. As the DA and WA assessment and lodgement process can be complex, the Purdon Planning team can provide comprehensive guidance for our clients on government agency liaison and briefings, review of design plans against government policies and codes, pre-application meetings, preparation of planning reports and compilation of documents, and community consultation

Planning studies and research

Undergoing extensive and thorough studies and research enables our team to provide clients and partners with a comprehensive program for any project. We apply an investigatory approach covering social, demographic and spatial analysis and also provide development management facilitation and community studies.

Estate Developments

We can assist clients with the identification of property zoning and provide guidance for site development legislation applicable to government guidelines in both the ACT and NSW regions. As Estate Developments involve consideration of Statutory Planning and infrastructure requirements our team can assist with Project Management, working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver an estate.

We also provide clear and succinct advice surrounding lease compliance, sub-division planning, yield analysis and strategic guidance for government liaison.

Site identification and planning

Purdon Planning can provide site identification and planning reports to assess potential sites for development and organisation of land use zoning including access, circulation, privacy, security, shelter, land drainage and other relevant factors.

With the preparation of comprehensive studies our team can provide guidelines for socio economic factors inclusding planning, landscaping , including collaboration with both architecture and engineering disciplines.

Due diligence

We provide Due Diligence assessment for future land uses for residential, commercial and industrial sites and also advice for community, education and additional purpose built projects.

We can assist with strategic advice on possible opportunities and potential issues with detailed site analysis incorporating physical opportunities and constraints and the statutory planning context.

Master planning and concept planning

We have extensive experience with Master Planning and Concept Planning maximising effective and streamlined mechanisms in turn minimising the cost impact on projects.


Planning Study to support rezoning of areas of land within the Murrumbidgee Country Club.

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Major ACT/ANU/Baulderstone Hornibrook initiative to boost the viability of ANU, implement the City West masterplan, and integrate City West into the wider central area of Canberra.

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Purdon Planning were able to provide ANU with succinct and informed planning advice over a multitude of potential opportunities and best fit for purpose outcomes.

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Concept plans for relocation of part of Charles Darwin University into the CBD of Darwin

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Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement

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Environmental Planning Studies to support request for EIS exemptions for electrical infrastructure projects.

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Management of the planning approvals process for two adjoining high density residential & commercial mixed use developments.

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ACT Government Stakeholder Engagement 2007-2008

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ACT Government Stakeholder Engagement 2007-2008

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