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Testimonials

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.”

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.”

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.”

Subscriber

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

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.”

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)."

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.”

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."

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!

Central Coast client on [...]

"Thank you again for such prompt service and high quality work. We will definitely be in touch soon to discuss the next steps"

Pre-purchase uncertainty [...]

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

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."

Waterfront owner

"You’re good at what you do."

Client

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

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Current Projects

Town planning opinion about permissibility and required approvals, liquor licence application

  • Town planning, procedural and tactical advice about someone else’s allegedly unapproved/illegal property activities
  • Additions and alterations when a land use is otherwise prohibited
  • 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
  • Advice on effects on permissibility/prohibition of development potential, large waterfront block (awaiting draft Consolidated LEP)
  • Pre-purchase advice (several sites), acreage for new business in drinking water catchment; later preparation of DAs
  • DA for ancillary building, acreage
  • Apply for amendments to approved major house renovation, absolute beachfront, approx.. $1m build
  • Multi-unit residential development (weather-affected site)
  • Pre-purchase advice (various), including steep, geotech-unstable bushland for house; vacant highway frontage land for commercial use
  • Professional report for vendor, to clarify various aspects of development potential
  • Advice on options for development potential (several clients)
  • Ongoing advice about the changes in Council’s town planning requirements during 2018
  • Several two lot subdivisions with various problems
  • Estuary waterfront subdivision with potential dual occupancy
  • Multiple submissions against coastal, very non-compliant commercial and residential flat building; non-compliant residential construction in geotechnical and bushfire zone
  • 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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