Meet the Team

Taylor Richardson

Senior Consultant
Master of Planning, Master of Policy Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

Taylor is a Senior Consultant in HillPDA’s Strategic Planning team. He is an experienced planner, specialising in environmental assessments for major and local planning applications, housing policy and planning proposals. His background in statutory and strategic planning and the private and public sectors offers a comprehensive view of the opportunities and challenges realised by proponents, assessing and regulatory authorities.

Taylor has worked with applicants, technical experts and assessing authorities to prepare environmental assessments (EAs), environmental impact statements (EISs), reviews of environmental factors (REFs) and development applications (DAs) for Part 4 and Part 5 applications that appropriately address and mange environmental impacts. His collaborative and outcomes based approach has consistently delivered project approvals that benefit applicants and the local community.

Taylor’s experience as a strategic planner in local government includes preparing and assessing planning proposals, developing and administrating development contribution plans and community consultation. Taylor has continued to build strong relationships with the public sector to deliver positive planning outcomes. He has independently assessed and peered reviewed applications on behalf of the private and public sector, developed housing policy based on best practice statutory and design considerations.

Major projects

  • Strathfield Local Housing Strategy (2020) – Strathfield Council
  • City of Ryde Local Housing Strategy (2020) – City of Ryde
  • Camden Housing Diversity Analysis (2020) – Camden Council
  • SSD: Scoping report for tourist accommodation (2020) – LALC organisation
  • Planning Proposal: Norwest mixed use sites (2019) – Merc Capital
  • SSD: Lidsdale rail siding modification (2019) – Ivanhoe Coal
  • REF: Bondi Junction Cycleway (2019) – Waverley Council
  • SSD: Cooma Road Quarry (2019) – Holcim Australia
  • Planning Proposal: Flood Planning Level Planning Proposal (2018) – Dungog Shire Council
  • SIA: Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway (2018) – Roads and Maritime Services
  • SSD: Penrith Waste Transfer Facility (2018) – Benedict Industries
  • Masterplan: Riverside Park Phase 1 (2018) – Liverpool City Council
  • REF: Ridge Street Cycleway (2018) – North Sydney
  • SSD: Smeaton Grange Resource Recovery Facility (2017) – Benedict Industries
  • REF: Wilson Street Cycleway (2017) – City of Sydney
  • Planning proposal assessments (2017) – Liverpool City Council
  • Development Contribution Plan development (2014-2016) – Warringah Council
  • Planning proposal development and assessment (2013-2016) – Warringah Counci

Committees and accreditations

  • International Association for Public Participation Australasia (IAP2) Accreditation
  • UDIA Urban Development Committee (Housing Subcommittee)