What we do 


We can bring government and business together.  

With backgrounds in both government and the private sector, we understand both government policy and what drives property development.

We take a hands-on approach.  

We will be across the day-to-day details. Where appropriate, we can also scale up and specialise, to bring the best possible expert support.

We understand the ‘big picture’ as well as the detail.  

We know how to translate policies, information and knowledge to make projects better.

We know how to cut through issues and get results.

Our experience is that with the right focus and energy, they can often be resolved with simple, clear solutions.

We are clear communicators, good listeners, and we treat people with respect. 

Simple things, but they are important to us.


Echelon Planning works across the private and public sectors, providing considered and practical advice. We work with clients from the scoping and due diligence phases through to approvals and implementation of projects through the rezoning and permit stages.

Our core services are outlined below.

Development Approvals & Facilitation

We assist clients to prepare and obtain planning approvals.

This includes establishing the planning strategy/approach, preparing development applications and planning reports, engagement and co-ordination of specialist project consultants and ongoing negotiation with government authorities and stakeholders. We work across infill, greenfields and regional areas.

Strategic Plans, Research  &
Policy Review

We provide advice to state and local governments ranging from preparing new policy frameworks and plans through to strategic plans at a municipal scale and research on strategic issues.

Due Diligence & Property Advice

We provide advice to clients at all stages of the project lifecycle – from due diligence reviews, through to development feasibilities, bids, rezonings and development approvals.

Expert Evidence & 

We prepare Submissions and Expert Evidence to present at Planning Panels.