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Australian Rural Planning
The Consultancy
Edge Land Planning is a planning consultancy established to provide advice to Government, Industry and Community Groups on all facets of rural and metropolitan fringe planning. The range of issues addressed includes rural and urban land use issues as well as public policy, community economic development, strategic planning, facilitation, research and community consultation as well as advice on development applications and rezonings.
Planning for rural land has become an emerging issue facing rural Australia. There is a need for a specialist consultancy which can provide quality, accurate and timely advice to those who manage rural land or who earn their living from the land. This advice needs to be delivered by a Consultancy that is based on the rural fringe of Sydney and whose principal has worked exclusively as a town planner in rural NSW.
Edge Land Planning is a small specialised consultancy with links to other practitioners ield of Agriculture, Town Planning and Environmental Science.
Edge Land Planning can provide its Clients with advice and research on all facets of Planning for Rural land and Towns such as:
  • Rural Land Studies and Strategies
  • Rural Settlement Strategies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community consultation
  • Community Economic Development
  • Rezoning of land
  • Assessment of Development Applications
  • Preparation of Statements of Environmental Effects
Edge Land Planning also has close links with Rural Planners in the United States of America who are leaders in the field of Rural Planning in similar physical environments.
The Consultancy has carried out the following recent work:
  • Armidale Dumaresq Rural Residential Study
  • Baulkham Hills Rural Lands Study and Strategy
  • Bellingen Growth Management Study and Strategy
  • Bellingen Industrial Lands Study
  • Bourke Shire Strategy, LEP and DCP
  • Brewarrina Shire LEP and DCP
  • Brimbin Development Strategy and Structure Plan
  • Camden Rural Strategy
  • Central Darling Shire Strategy, LEP and DCP
  • Cessnock Citywide Settlement Strategy Community Consultation and Agricultural Issues Paper
  • Eurobodalla Rural Strategy (Peer Review)
  • Forbes Shire Growth Management Strategy and LEP
  • Gladstone Rural Living Strategy
  • Great Lakes Rural Living Strategy
  • Great Lakes LEP
  • Gunnedah Rural Strategy
  • Hawkesbury Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy
  • Hornsby LEP Rural Provisions
  • Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association:Submission to Cessnock City Council Draft LEP and DCP
  • Jervis Bay Settlement Strategy
  • Kiama LEP Review Rural Components
  • Land and Environment Court Appeals Expert Witness for Appeals on Rural Subdivision, Schools in Rural Areas & Rural Sheds
  • Liverpool Plains Growth Management Study and Strategy and LEP
  • Maitland Rural Strategy (Advisor to Council)
  • Moree Plains Shire Growth Management Strategy
  • Mount Lofty Ranges Water Protection Area - Review of Criteria for Development on vacant land for South Australian EPA
  • Mudgee Rural Lands Study and Strategy
  • Namoi Catchment 2030 Resource Strategy (in association with Parsons Brinkehoff and Centre for Agricultural and Regional Economics)
  • Narrabri Shire Rural Residential Strategy
  • Narrabri Shire Rural Dwelling House Minimum Lot Size Study
  • Narrabri Growth Management Strategy
  • Parry Rural Lands Study, Strategy and LEP
  • Penrith Rural Lands Study and Strategy
  • Port Stephens Rural Lands Study and Strategy
  • Shellharbour Rural LEP and DCP
  • Shoalhaven Citywide Settlement Strategy
  • Socio-Economic IMpact of COtton Communities in NSW and Queensland (in association with Centre for Agricultural and Regional Economics and Judith Stubbs and Assoicates)
  • Snowy Mountains Rural Density Study
  • Sydney Drinking Water Catchment REP - investigations into various aspects of rural land use for Sydney Catchment Authority.
  • Tamworth Development Strategy (Rural components)
  • Taree Conservation and Development Strategy and LEP
  • Toowoomba Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Activity Study
  • Walgett Growth Management Study and Strategy, LEP and DCP
  • Warrumbungles Shire Strategy (in association with Andrews.Neil)
  • Wingecarribee Shire Rural Dwelling House Minimum Lot Size Study
  • Western Sydney Rural Land Use Study for Department of Planning
  • Western Sydney Parklands Agriculture Strategy for Department of Planning
  • Whitsunday Rural Lands Strategy
  • Yass Valley Rural Lands Study and Strategy and Industrial Lands Study (Peer Review)

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