Rezoning and PSP Consulting
Taylors are one of the pre-eminent firms in relation to PSPs and few companies can match our knowledge of the issues and machinations of these complex documents. We have been involved in most of the substantial PSPs across Melbourne and as such we have strong connections into the Growth Areas Authority (GAA) and the relevant Councils. We have also prepared Section 96A Planning Permit Applications to accompany Planning Scheme Amendments, especially in association with PSPs, to simplify and expedite the planning approval process.
As the PSP process can be long and drawn out, regular communication with all parties and attendances at meetings are critical. We keep a close watch on these proceedings and encourage client involvement so they are kept up to date. We use our range of connections to liaise with other stakeholders and landholders / consultants where appropriate to coordinate planning to advance PSPs with the GAA. We also advocate at Panel Hearings to promote the best possible case for our client’s sites. Nick Hooper and the team are particularly experienced in relation to PSPs having been involved in Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Clyde North, Truganina South, Folkestone Employment Area, Toolern, Tarneit and Cardinia Road PSPs.
We are experienced in the formulation and actioning of planning scheme amendments for private and public entities including preparing detailed submissions during the notification phase, negotiating with Council and relevant parties, presenting advocacy and evidence submissions to Panels and advising on the outcomes of Panel Hearings and the process in general. We have a high level of knowledge and expertise in relation to land rezonings within Metropolitan Melbourne and have worked successfully in achieving results that provide our clients with various degrees of flexibility in realising development.
Taylors place great emphasis on negotiation of outcomes as a means of achieving what our clients want and need. It is our experience that this is far more successful than attempting to force an outcome through the Panel process.