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Sydney/Central Coast Client

"This is such great news! Thank you so much to Helen for the hard work and the quality of the submission and follow through that I have no doubt significantly contributed ... Collaborating made such a difference."

Central Coast client [...]

"You gave us a lot to think about and the background research and information was really helpful. You have a thorough knowledge of all the planning and legal requirements, and are very professional"

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“Even if it was uncomfortable news for us, you told it like it is, so we could make our own decisions about taking the risk or walking away. You saved us money by avoiding a big mistake.”


"We like your work on our subdivision. Would you work on another one for us, elsewhere?"

Rezone then subdivide

“You protected our interests throughout. … Tactically skilful and technically knowledgeable, and you know the system. We relied on your skills and knowledge and we’ve obtained the desired result.”

Sydney/Central Coast Client

"Helen – thanks very much for your email and all your hard work. It’s a tremendous result. I agree with you that working together ... gave us much leverage!"

Central Coast client [...]

"Thank you so much Helen for bringing this to a positive conclusion. ... If you ever require a reference for your outstanding work I am very happy to provide it."

Approval despite objection

“It sounds like we are heading towards a fantastic result” “Thanks again Helen on assisting us hitting a major milestone – DA approval.”


A phenomenal job done with this newsletter, and right up to date with the Federal Budget.

Satisfactory resolution

“May I take this opportunity to thank you for involvement in this complicated matter which is now at a conclusion. There is no doubt that your assistance has been of immense help.”

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"Thanks so much Helen. You're a champion."

Apparent breach by a [...]

"Once again I can’t thank you enough for your interest in this situation. It is certainly very distressing (and could have become very expensive)."

Building a portfolio

“You gave me strategic advice that I hadn’t heard in any of the investment seminars I’d paid good money for. It was well worth while having a couple of planning sessions with you.”

Central Coast client [...]

"Helen, thanks again, you were the best thing to come out of this whole episode I really appreciate what you did for us."

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Highlight Consulting provides an integrated service to add property value for owners and purchasers. Over twenty five years of consulting experience and five years as the senior Council development and building manager have given the company’s Director, Dr Helen Monks, a variety of perspectives on town planning. A particular strength of the company is to solve development problems creatively and effectively. We provide an efficient service, attention to detail, and good customer service with clear communications.

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This business values prompt service which responds to clients’ objectives.  We are the first stop for developers with small to medium projects, particularly on environmentally sensitive land.

The services of Highlight Consulting range from pre-purchase reports and auction advice, through planning proposals, rezoning applications, Development Applications for all purposes, advice on State and local government regulatory changes, tactical advice and sustainability advice for property owners, especially for predicted changes in coastal erosion, sea level rise, flooding and bushfire. The whole range of specialist professions required to meet Council and State requirements is available through Highlight Consulting.

Clients’ goals are clarified early, with a response about alternative means to achieve those goals, along with the consequences of each alternative. Clients can be involved in the design process as well as negotiations with Council. We specialize in project managing your application to maximize the combination of achieving your goals and gaining approval.

For sustainable solutions in the property industry, call us on 0439 465 441

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