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Testimonials

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.”

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.”

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."

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."

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"

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."

Central Coast Real Estate [...]

"Awesome."

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.”

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."

Subscriber

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

Central Coast subdivider

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

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.”

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!"

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!

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Current Projects

  • Town planning opinion about permissibility and required approvals, liquor licence application
  • 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
  • Advice concerning another’s lodged DA (house alterations and significant additions) which risks refusal
  • 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
  • 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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