Planning Due Diligence

Highest and Best Use Advisory

HillPDA was commissioned by Property NSW on various occasions to provide planning due diligence reports and highest and best use analysis for redundant sites in the NSW Government’s property portfolio. This work was undertaken in various locations in metropolitan and regional NSW.

The studies explored the planning and economic grounds for redevelopment including, where in scope, feasibility testing of potential scenarios. Feasibility models were run; using the industry standard feasibility model Estate Master DF V6.12.

The planning advice including outlining the characteristics of the site and reviewing possible scenarios under various planning pathways.

Where in scope, HillPDA undertook economic modelling of the proposed highest and best use scenarios to ensure that what was proposed would be viable from a market perspective. This included market research and FSR viability testing.


The planning due diligence reports and highest and best use planning and economic modelling of various land use scenarios assisted in informing Property NSW on the pathways for each site.


  • Planning due diligence
  • Policy review
  • Market research
  • Highest & best use
  • Feasibility testing
  • EstateMaster financial modelling
  • Options appraisal

Client: Property NSW
Project date: 2016


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