Development Applications and Project Management
We manage multi disciplinary teams to prepare and manage development applications for a range of developments.
We work closely with the client, consultancy team, Council and State Government to resolve issues to achieve a positive outcome and approval for the client.
Property and Development Advice
JGPC regularly provides town planning advice to clients to confirm the facts about a site and present a planning opinion as to whether their proposed development would be supported. This advice is supplied to the client in a comprehensive town planning due diligence report and in a timely manner to meet contractual time requirements.
JGPC also assist clients in organising and presenting proposed development concepts to Local and/or State Governments to obtain support for the proposed development and confirm constraints and opportunities on a site.
Assessment of Development Applications
We are regularly engaged by local Councils and State Government to undertake independent assessment of development applications.
Planning Scheme Preparation and Reviews
We prepare planning schemes for Local governments and development schemes for the State government. Our experience includes detailed review of draft planning schemes to check the mechanics of the planning scheme, policy alignment through a planning scheme, integration of State Planning Policies and compliance with the Planning Act 2016.
We have extensive experience in writing codes for particular sections of a planning scheme including (but not limited to) Flood hazard overlay code, Retirement and residential care facilities code, Multiple dwelling code, dwelling house code, and Social impact planning scheme policy.
We have assisted several Councils with the preparation of their Strategic Plan/ Framework which includes the provision of policy advice to assist in the formulation of the document.
Strategic and Local Planning
John Gaskell Planning Consultants has extensive experience in the preparation of local plans, strategic projects, policy, and Master plan projects.
Expert Planning Witness Services
John Gaskell and Joanna Blyth provide expert planning witness services in the Planning and Environment Court and Land Court.
JGPC has experience in the Planning and Environment Court and Land Court assisting the Courts with a range of town planning matters across Queensland.
JGPC’s most experienced town planners provide expert witness services including reviewing Court documents, participating in mediation, attending without prejudice meetings, preparing expert evidence reports and giving evidence to the Court.