Michael Brown Planning Strategies provides the following services through project based consultancy agreements or as a short term contractor:

  • Strategy development for local areas and places
  • Project management of other consultants
  • Policy development for landuse and assessment issues
  • Assessment of development applications
  • Expert witness and technical review of processes


We are specialists in the procedures required by planning law. Our area of expertise includes strategic and statutory instruments and development assessment. We also project manage development proposals, with the most recent development being the rezoning process of a major coastal town on the NSW South Coast known as Boydtown.

This project involved a number of consultants in various disciplines such as engineering, heritage, visual analysis, bushfire, traffic and flora and fauna. The development is based on a marina and when completed will have an estimated lot yield of some 2,000 lots. The development will have a mixture of permanent and tourist accommodation. The project will be developed over a period of about 20 years, with the first stages commencing along the foreshore area of Twofold Bay.

We have also prepared the urban design concept/Masterplan for this project for submission to the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural resources, as approval is required from this Authority under the Coastal Policy.

This will involve major discussions/negotiations with various Government Authorities, other stakeholders, community interest groups and Council.

As part of delivering exceptional and professional services Michael Brown formed a strategic alliance withtwo other town planning consultancies, Pascoe Planning Solutions and Inspire Urban Desgin and Planning called BPI.

BPI offers statutory, strategic, urban design and master planning advice to private and public sector clients. You can view our combined experience and a sample of our clients we have worked with by clicking here.

Land and Environment Court of NSW (LEC) Processes
These charts have been checked and approved by the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, the Hon Justice Peter McClellan. You are welcome to download them.


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(pdf file, approx 75K)


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