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Testimonials

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)."

Pre-purchase uncertainty [...]

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

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"

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."

Client

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

Central Coast Real Estate [...]

"Awesome."

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!

Waterfront owner

"You’re good at what you do."

Contribution requested for [...]

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

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"

Privacy protection

“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.”

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.”

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."

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.”

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."

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."

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.”

A builder and separately an [...]

"We love the way the newsletter keeps us informed"

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!"

Subscriber

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

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 client [...]

"A quick email of thanks for your time today. You certainly do know your stuff!"

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.”

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.”

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."

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.”

Waterfront owner seeking 2 [...]

"You really know what you are doing"

Application for a relocated [...]

"Thanks."

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 subdivider

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

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  • Site reports to assist with sale of challenging properties
  • Pre-purchase advice on purchase of an acreage for a specific business (recreation + accommodation)
  • Advice on impacts of a neighbour’s development, client’s rights, and what may or may not be changed
  • Meet investors to make their property search more efficient and targeted
  • Site report for vendor of a large mixed use and environmentally constrained site
  • Advise buyer of a non-compliant waterfront property about protective options
  • Proposal for an educational establishment
  • Following receipt of Consent with uncommercial conditions of Consent, prepare an amendment application (2 clients)
  • Mitigate impact of large commercial building extension towards bushfire hazard and Endangered Ecological Community
  • Assist over-water asset owner about processes seeking increased footprint and replacement facilities
  • Acreage rezoning potential: advice in light of postponement of Council changes
  • Pre-purchase report regarding commercial use of acreage (multi-purpose)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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