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Testimonials

Waterfront owners with [...]

"...we do appreciate all you have and are doing for us re this situation. It has not been an easy task for you, and your preparation for Tuesday's site meeting was great, as has been all your other work."

Dual Occ. Consent

“Thank you for getting us where we are today … approval. We are very appreciative of this and we know we probably wouldn’t have got there without your skill and expertise.”

Subdivision after a refusal

“I never thought we’d get it approved, but you persisted with both the staff and Councillors and we got there. Thank you.” The land was immediately sold at a big profit with the Development Consent!

Subscriber

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

Another satisfied client [...]

"thank you very much Helen for meeting with us in Sydney and for all the great work you’ve done so far. You’ve put us in a strong negotiating position with our neighbour."

Pre-purchase uncertainty [...]

"you've overachieved, we can buy it now" "you have been an amazing help."

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 [...]

"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."

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)."

Client

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

Commercial site search

“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.”

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!"

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“You did a fine job for us and we are most grateful to you for your efforts. We would happily recommend you to other interested parties.”

Central Coast client (lapsing [...]

"I can't thank you enough for the huge effort you personally put into achieving the successful outcome in the last two weeks. It was stressful for me but from the first time I spoke with you I knew I was in the most capable of hands. Your professionalism and never say die attitude is a very calming influence on your clients and I look forward to referring other people to your consultancy."

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About Us

Highlight Consulting provides development services to property owners and purchasers. We provide town planning advice to people and organisations about:

  • Developing property, for example through rezoning, subdividing, building, vegetation clearing or planting, or changes of use (for leased or owned property)
  • Purchasing property
  • Preparing property for sale
  • Medium density residential designs
  • Coastal properties and those affected by climate change
  • Hobby farm designs
  • Dual occupancy developments
  • Bushfire hazard assessments
  • Threatened species reports
  • Heritage
  • Environmentally sensitive land management
  • Providing information, negotiating with government, devising and implementing solutions for people who have breached a property or environmental law
  • Climate change
  • Sustainability
  • Biodiversity management
  • Bushland management plans
  • Mediation in development and building


For a full list of services provided by our associates, scroll down.

To assist people with decisions about property on the Central Coast, Highlight Consulting publishes a free monthly e-newsletter, with or without a list of properties which are currently for sale with development potential. Email your request for a subscription. We safeguard your email address.

Significant State and local government constraints apply to property, therefore a Development Application will usually be required for any substantial change in a property. Highlight Consulting prepares Development Applications for clients and negotiates their assessment and determination by Councils, the State Government or Land and Environment Court. Increasingly, a planning proposal will be required for large or complex proposals, which Highlight Consulting will prepare and submit in consultation with you.

If a Development Application requires an accompanying Statement of Environmental Effect, Environmental Impact Statement, Bushland Management Plan or 7 part test under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, Highlight Consulting prepares that for you.

Some clients operate under a number of State Acts and Council requirements: for example, environment, town planning, engineering, building and heritage. Therefore we project manage and facilitate approvals with Councils and the State Government. We also assist clients to implement the conditions of Development Consent imposed upon them.

We negotiate with neighbours and community groups on property and town planning matters. This is part of a broader role in communications which includes presentations, submissions, reports and advocacy.  We will also assist individuals and groups to respond to government, by preparing submissions on draft plans, policies and strategies (by the State and Council).

Associates cover fields related to development, town planning and building, including tourism, retail, flora and fauna/ ecology, surveying, hydrology, archaeology, Aboriginal and European heritage issues, engineering, design, building surveying and certification, acoustics, traffic, visual analysis, carbon emission reductions, carbon trading, environmental audits (commercial and industrial), coastal hazard engineering, bushfire hazard, social impact assessment, liquor licence applications with community impact statement, flooding, on-site effluent disposal, water and energy efficiency, water cycle management, climate change science, threatened species management, emergency management and incident management plans, nutrient control, contamination, cyclepaths, project feasibility, project financing, legal issues for development, resource recovery, green buildings, valuers, landscape architecture, bushland management and bush restoration, sustainable building designs, hard and soft landscaping, waste management plans and sustainability engineering (including buildings).

Highlight Consulting is a continuing member of Gosford/Erina and Coastal Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc.

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