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Testimonials

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 subdivider

"Thanks Helen for the information. You are certainly organised."

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

Client

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

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"

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.”

Waterfront owner

"You’re good at what you do."

Property protection

“Helen, this is fantastic thank you. Please do submit to Council, and I would be delighted if you would continue to monitor the situation.”

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 battle

“You kept the Council staff honest by not letting them get away with a sloppy assessment that wasn’t fair and that had errors of fact. Then you tackled the Councillors! Well done.”

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.”

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.”

Pre-purchase uncertainty [...]

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

Application for a relocated [...]

"Thanks."

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Current Projects

  • Proposal for an educational establishment
  • Following receipt of Consent with uncommercial conditions of Consent, prepare an amendment application
  • Acreage rezoning potential: advice in light of postponement of Council changes
  • Pre-purchase report regarding commercial use of acreage (multi-purpose)
  • Pre-sale advice on large lot with minimal to zero development potential
  • Advice to lawyer during Supreme Court matter about characteristics of various commercial and residential lots that affect the case
  • Proposed implementation of our Vegetation Management Plan on commercial site
  • Pre-sale/ pre-purchase advice on 2 rural lots: one multi-purpose, one with minimal apparent development potential
  • Short-term holiday letting DA for large house, following a neighbour’s complaint
  • Assistance to local oyster growers’ association
  • Preparation for DA for rural worker’s dwelling on acreage
  • Assistance with aquaculture project (lease, building, jetty etc.)
  • Pre-purchase assistance for rural property search
  • Expert witness, matter involving an acreage
  • Site report on subdivision potential of acreage (land size, zone)
  • Town planning, procedural and tactical advice about someone else’s allegedly unapproved/illegal property activities
  • Subdivision potential (strata vs Torrens; access; retain existing dwellings) (several clients)
  • Pre-sale report for vendor to offer to buyers asking technical questions about property status
  • Professional advice about potential, during shift in a family ownership of an acreage, prior to DAs for development
  • Pre-purchase advice (several sites), acreage for new business in drinking water catchment; later preparation of DAs
  • DA for ancillary building, acreage
  • Ongoing advice on Council merger’s implications for development
This record of projects and current applications gives you confidence in calling Dr. Helen Monks at Highlight Consulting, or referring us to your clients for good quality problem solving in the property industry.
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