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Ingleburn CBD

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            [description] => HillPDA is uniquely placed to assess the impact of development proposals on the social, economic and business environment. Our expertise in stakeholder engagement, planning, and economics allows us to combine skills and knowledge across subject areas to prepare impact assessment reports that are top tier. We work with our clients to develop mitigation measures that minimise or avoid negative impacts and maximise the potential benefit of the development proposal.

HillPDA’s strength in this field comes from its economic and commercial know-how, which allows the team to engage with and understand community, business and landowner interests so as to achieve realistic and practical outcomes. We are known for providing independent and evidenced-based assessments and peer-reviews that holistically consider the project components.

Social and economic impact assessments

A combined consideration of social and economic impacts can be useful in providing a more holistic appraisal of a project. A key element in assessments of this nature is the capacity to effectively weigh the significance of economic and social impacts or benefits. HillPDA’s team of economists and planners have honed the critical skills required to produce a robust framework that strikes this balance. We have produced social and economic impacts assessment on projects ranging from local developments to large infrastructure projects across various sectors.

Social impact statements

A social impact statement is a descriptive summary of the existing environment and potential social impacts. They overview the core considerations of social impact and provide a more elemental statement of likely impacts arising from a project. The succinct statements are valuable in supporting development applications and planning proposals as they demonstrate an appreciation of the sensitivities within a community.

Business impact assessment

Increasingly the development assessment process requires an understanding of a project’s potential impacts to local businesses. Businesses can be particularly sensitive to construction and are more financially exposed to changes in the environment. HillPDA are experts in assessing the potential impacts of major infrastructure projects on businesses. We understand the sensitivities and unique characteristics of business environments and can assist in defining management measures or altering project outcomes to reduce impacts to local businesses.

Expert witness and peer review

HillPDA’s planners, property economists and valuers have extensive experience in acting as expert witnesses. Our experienced team can provide expert evidence at hearings and litigation trials on property economics, strategic land use and social, economic and retail impacts of proposals. The persuasive cases we deliver on behalf of our clients are underpinned by evidence that is well researched, commercially astute and of the highest standard. We are also able to provide peer review services, that deliver a balanced and objective review of an assessment, considering, scope, quantification and evidence considered for accuracy. [parent] => 429 [count] => 7 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 429 [name] => Planning [slug] => planning [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 429 [taxonomy] => category [description] => HillPDA is making a positive change to the cities of the future.  We collaborate with industry, government and communities to resolve issues and develop solutions to complex planning problems. Our industry leading approach to strategic planning is underpinned by economics and development feasibility testing. This makes our plans developable and responsive to market considerations, which ensures they will achieve the desired outcomes.

Our team of experts in statutory and strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and social infrastructure planning have been assisting the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Our work has earned a reputation for providing high quality and value-added services. Our collaborative approach ensures the process is enjoyable, solutions are customised and ideas sharing is valued.

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Our planning, economics and feasibility experts can present complex information to clients in a way that they can understand. We work with governments, industry and not-for profit organisations to inform and support their decision making. Our advice has informed decisions regarding property, employment land, education, housing, health and infrastructure, including many city-shaping projects.

Policy and planning review

HillPDA is a highly respected policy and planning advisor to both government and non-government organisations. Our policy expertise spans strategic land use planning, infrastructure funding, asset management, urban renewal and governance. For 30 years, HillPDA has had substantial success influencing policy, through submissions as well as the formulation of new policy for government. Our team has representation on professional and industry committees and is constantly contributing to planning policy.

Development contribution plans HillPDA prepares comprehensive studies and infrastructure supply and demand audits for local and State authorities to inform the formulation of development contributions plans. We combine our best practice project feasibility analysis, expert demographic modelling and social planning expertise to provide an evidence base for contribution planning. This gives authorities confidence in our recommendations for what infrastructure is needed and the reasonable apportionment of costs for future demand.

Specialised research

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Affordable housing policy

HillPDA has been at the forefront of developing affordable housing policy since its inception. Today, we work with community housing providers, State and local authorities to develop evidence based policy that meets feasibility requirements for affordable housing delivery. Our approach of working with authorities to identify the best locations and mechanisms for delivery of affordable housing helps ensure that the needs of low to moderate income households and key workers are met. We provide services for all phases of affordable housing policy development. This includes demographic and spatial analysis to determine housing needs, stakeholder engagement, feasibility analysis, cost/benefit analysis, formal policy development and affordable housing scheme preparation. [parent] => 429 [count] => 14 [filter] => raw ) )

Broulee

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Our team of experts in statutory and strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and social infrastructure planning have been assisting the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Our work has earned a reputation for providing high quality and value-added services. Our collaborative approach ensures the process is enjoyable, solutions are customised and ideas sharing is valued.

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Development contribution plans HillPDA prepares comprehensive studies and infrastructure supply and demand audits for local and State authorities to inform the formulation of development contributions plans. We combine our best practice project feasibility analysis, expert demographic modelling and social planning expertise to provide an evidence base for contribution planning. This gives authorities confidence in our recommendations for what infrastructure is needed and the reasonable apportionment of costs for future demand.

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Affordable housing policy

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Urban revitalisation and place-based plans work best when they respond to the factors that influence local growth, prosperity and productivity. We can tailor planning controls to make development feasible while incorporating public benefit contributions that can stimulate investment to improve the public realm and local amenity.

Employment land

Securing a sustainable supply of employment land is a priority for responding to population growth and providing essential services and jobs. Leveraging our unique ability to draw on planning and economics expertise, we are able to build and test land use and development scenarios that align with market trends and strategic intent. Engagement with businesses and stakeholders is integrated into our planning approach to draw on local insights, nurture community ownership over plans and shape realistic and achievable strategies. Our strategies establish clear priorities, timeframes and responsibilities.

Centre revitalisation

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Local housing

HillPDA has been working with government and the residential industry for more than 30 years. We are recognised for our understanding of how planning legislation, developer decisions and market trends can impact on the delivery of appropriate, affordable and diverse housing to meet community needs. We have worked with local government to develop long term strategies to manage housing growth in a way that balances housing need with environmental considerations and is supported by infrastructure delivery and liveability considerations.

Place-based plans

Place-based plans provide a tool to accommodate growth and protect valued environments at a local level. People are passionate about the communities they live and work in and a one-size-fits all approach to planning often does not work. Place-based plans enable opportunities to be identified that encourage investment, facilitate infrastructure delivery and prioritise community and stakeholder initiatives. Planning controls and actions can then be tailored to respond to stakeholder aspirations and deliver on the community vision. [parent] => 429 [count] => 17 [filter] => raw ) )

Regional Housing

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Our team of experts in statutory and strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and social infrastructure planning have been assisting the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Our work has earned a reputation for providing high quality and value-added services. Our collaborative approach ensures the process is enjoyable, solutions are customised and ideas sharing is valued.

Download a capability statement 

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Policy and planning review

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Development contribution plans HillPDA prepares comprehensive studies and infrastructure supply and demand audits for local and State authorities to inform the formulation of development contributions plans. We combine our best practice project feasibility analysis, expert demographic modelling and social planning expertise to provide an evidence base for contribution planning. This gives authorities confidence in our recommendations for what infrastructure is needed and the reasonable apportionment of costs for future demand.

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Affordable housing policy

HillPDA has been at the forefront of developing affordable housing policy since its inception. Today, we work with community housing providers, State and local authorities to develop evidence based policy that meets feasibility requirements for affordable housing delivery. Our approach of working with authorities to identify the best locations and mechanisms for delivery of affordable housing helps ensure that the needs of low to moderate income households and key workers are met. We provide services for all phases of affordable housing policy development. This includes demographic and spatial analysis to determine housing needs, stakeholder engagement, feasibility analysis, cost/benefit analysis, formal policy development and affordable housing scheme preparation. [parent] => 429 [count] => 14 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 488 [name] => Strategy [slug] => strategy [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 488 [taxonomy] => category [description] => HillPDA partners with business, government and communities to plan for the future of our cities. Our in-house think-tanks allow multi-disciplinary insights to be explored and translated into visions and strategies that are grounded in economic realities. Our strategies are innovative and tailored to local conditions. They often include realistic and implementable action plans that identify short, medium and long term priorities and responsibility. We design strategies to be implemented; not to sit on a shelf.

Urban revitalisation and place-based plans work best when they respond to the factors that influence local growth, prosperity and productivity. We can tailor planning controls to make development feasible while incorporating public benefit contributions that can stimulate investment to improve the public realm and local amenity.

Employment land

Securing a sustainable supply of employment land is a priority for responding to population growth and providing essential services and jobs. Leveraging our unique ability to draw on planning and economics expertise, we are able to build and test land use and development scenarios that align with market trends and strategic intent. Engagement with businesses and stakeholders is integrated into our planning approach to draw on local insights, nurture community ownership over plans and shape realistic and achievable strategies. Our strategies establish clear priorities, timeframes and responsibilities.

Centre revitalisation

We specialise in urban renewal and revitalisation strategies that respond to the factors that influence local growth, prosperity and productivity. We understand that a holistic, place-based approach is required for centre revitalisation and that it takes more than street tree planting to attract consumers back to a centre. We provide strategies that identify planning, design, economic and governance initiatives to lead to improved centre performance, community wellbeing and job retention.

Local housing

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Place-based plans

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Mudgee And Gulgong

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Our team of experts in statutory and strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and social infrastructure planning have been assisting the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Our work has earned a reputation for providing high quality and value-added services. Our collaborative approach ensures the process is enjoyable, solutions are customised and ideas sharing is valued.

Download a capability statement 

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We have a thorough working knowledge the legislative requirements for community engagement. Through early involvement of stakeholders we achieve a shared understanding concerns and values. Our project outcomes are enhanced by the involvement of the community, industry and Government.

Engagement strategy

HillPDA provides detailed, robust and adaptable engagement strategies that enable any relevant community or stakeholder group to provide thorough and useful feedback on a matter. HillPDA provide engagement services in a variety of innovative formats that are flexible and adaptable to a community change such as COVID 19. Engagement strategies focus on identifying the community and key stakeholders to be targeted and find the best way for them to provide meaningful feedback. Strategies of this nature also include logistical planning for how and when to reach out to communities, highlighting key milestones in projects and how best to approach consultation at each stage of a project or study.

Survey reports

Surveys are a useful tool to quickly ascertain stakeholder perspectives about a subject. The structure of the survey can be tailored to utilise open or closed questions dependent on what level on the engagement spectrum is preferred and how much information participants may know about a subject. Surveys can be conducted face to face to increase participation rates, over the phone or via online platforms. Information captured is collated and analysed before forming a succinct and highly visual survey report.

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Engagement outcomes reports

Community engagement outcomes reports bring together the findings of any engagement period analysing each element of engagement carried out. Outcomes reports compile raw data and highlight trends and key messages to be carried through to other technical reports. Such reports also make high level recommendations as to how key issues may be addressed based on feedback given throughout the engagement process. HillPDA provides engagement reports in a high quality graphic format that can be recirculated to the community to showcase transparency and encourage ongoing feedback circles. [parent] => 429 [count] => 13 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 488 [name] => Strategy [slug] => strategy [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 488 [taxonomy] => category [description] => HillPDA partners with business, government and communities to plan for the future of our cities. Our in-house think-tanks allow multi-disciplinary insights to be explored and translated into visions and strategies that are grounded in economic realities. Our strategies are innovative and tailored to local conditions. They often include realistic and implementable action plans that identify short, medium and long term priorities and responsibility. We design strategies to be implemented; not to sit on a shelf.

Urban revitalisation and place-based plans work best when they respond to the factors that influence local growth, prosperity and productivity. We can tailor planning controls to make development feasible while incorporating public benefit contributions that can stimulate investment to improve the public realm and local amenity.

Employment land

Securing a sustainable supply of employment land is a priority for responding to population growth and providing essential services and jobs. Leveraging our unique ability to draw on planning and economics expertise, we are able to build and test land use and development scenarios that align with market trends and strategic intent. Engagement with businesses and stakeholders is integrated into our planning approach to draw on local insights, nurture community ownership over plans and shape realistic and achievable strategies. Our strategies establish clear priorities, timeframes and responsibilities.

Centre revitalisation

We specialise in urban renewal and revitalisation strategies that respond to the factors that influence local growth, prosperity and productivity. We understand that a holistic, place-based approach is required for centre revitalisation and that it takes more than street tree planting to attract consumers back to a centre. We provide strategies that identify planning, design, economic and governance initiatives to lead to improved centre performance, community wellbeing and job retention.

Local housing

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Place-based plans

Place-based plans provide a tool to accommodate growth and protect valued environments at a local level. People are passionate about the communities they live and work in and a one-size-fits all approach to planning often does not work. Place-based plans enable opportunities to be identified that encourage investment, facilitate infrastructure delivery and prioritise community and stakeholder initiatives. Planning controls and actions can then be tailored to respond to stakeholder aspirations and deliver on the community vision. [parent] => 429 [count] => 17 [filter] => raw ) )

Albury

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Our team of experts in statutory and strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and social infrastructure planning have been assisting the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Our work has earned a reputation for providing high quality and value-added services. Our collaborative approach ensures the process is enjoyable, solutions are customised and ideas sharing is valued.

Download a capability statement 

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Our planning, economics and feasibility experts can present complex information to clients in a way that they can understand. We work with governments, industry and not-for profit organisations to inform and support their decision making. Our advice has informed decisions regarding property, employment land, education, housing, health and infrastructure, including many city-shaping projects.

Policy and planning review

HillPDA is a highly respected policy and planning advisor to both government and non-government organisations. Our policy expertise spans strategic land use planning, infrastructure funding, asset management, urban renewal and governance. For 30 years, HillPDA has had substantial success influencing policy, through submissions as well as the formulation of new policy for government. Our team has representation on professional and industry committees and is constantly contributing to planning policy.

Development contribution plans HillPDA prepares comprehensive studies and infrastructure supply and demand audits for local and State authorities to inform the formulation of development contributions plans. We combine our best practice project feasibility analysis, expert demographic modelling and social planning expertise to provide an evidence base for contribution planning. This gives authorities confidence in our recommendations for what infrastructure is needed and the reasonable apportionment of costs for future demand.

Specialised research

As independent experts we are often approached to undertake discrete research tasks or prepare specialist advice on topics for the private and public sector. This tailored research often supports the development of strategy, policy or decision making on themes such as, best practice approaches, case studies, market trends, land uses, planning process or economic factors. The research can be presented graphically or can be more in the format of an academic discussion paper or memo, dependent on the clients preference.

Affordable housing policy

HillPDA has been at the forefront of developing affordable housing policy since its inception. Today, we work with community housing providers, State and local authorities to develop evidence based policy that meets feasibility requirements for affordable housing delivery. Our approach of working with authorities to identify the best locations and mechanisms for delivery of affordable housing helps ensure that the needs of low to moderate income households and key workers are met. We provide services for all phases of affordable housing policy development. This includes demographic and spatial analysis to determine housing needs, stakeholder engagement, feasibility analysis, cost/benefit analysis, formal policy development and affordable housing scheme preparation. [parent] => 429 [count] => 14 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 453 [name] => Stakeholder Engagement [slug] => stakeholder-engagement [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 453 [taxonomy] => category [description] => HillPDA designs, facilitates and manages stakeholder engagement on behalf of Government and private sector organisations. Our accredited and experienced team design effective engagement strategies and communications collateral as well as facilitating workshops and pop-up events.

We have a thorough working knowledge the legislative requirements for community engagement. Through early involvement of stakeholders we achieve a shared understanding concerns and values. Our project outcomes are enhanced by the involvement of the community, industry and Government.

Engagement strategy

HillPDA provides detailed, robust and adaptable engagement strategies that enable any relevant community or stakeholder group to provide thorough and useful feedback on a matter. HillPDA provide engagement services in a variety of innovative formats that are flexible and adaptable to a community change such as COVID 19. Engagement strategies focus on identifying the community and key stakeholders to be targeted and find the best way for them to provide meaningful feedback. Strategies of this nature also include logistical planning for how and when to reach out to communities, highlighting key milestones in projects and how best to approach consultation at each stage of a project or study.

Survey reports

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Facilitation

Successful engagement is underpinned by thorough planning and strong facilitation. HillPDA has a team of expert facilitators that can effectively steer engagement activities, independently support ideas development, cut through cultural barriers and mediate difficult conversations. We tailor engagement activities to respond to the audience in an open, transparent and interactive manner. We are able to facilitate engagement through a variety of technique including pop-up stalls, targeted interviews, round-table or focus group discussions and webinars.

Engagement outcomes reports

Community engagement outcomes reports bring together the findings of any engagement period analysing each element of engagement carried out. Outcomes reports compile raw data and highlight trends and key messages to be carried through to other technical reports. Such reports also make high level recommendations as to how key issues may be addressed based on feedback given throughout the engagement process. HillPDA provides engagement reports in a high quality graphic format that can be recirculated to the community to showcase transparency and encourage ongoing feedback circles. [parent] => 429 [count] => 13 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 495 [name] => Strategic Planning [slug] => strategic-planning [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 495 [taxonomy] => category [description] => HillPDA has played a key role in many strategic planning projects that have changed the shape of our cities.Our strategic plans support economic growth, efficient cities and promote liveability. We have broad ranging strategic planning capabilities and are committed to creating better places for communities and businesses.Working across cities and regions we are able to provide clients advice on their property portfolios,undertake submission responses to new planning policy, draft planning controls and prepare regional planning documents.

The planning environment is constantly changing and evolving and it is important to keep abreast of the changes and draft outcomes that effectively respond to trends and best practice. Our approach to strategic planning is not to just replicate what has been done, but instead challenge existing approaches and recommend pathways or solutions that reflect thought-leadership.

Asset portfolio strategies

Understanding the current state and opportunity of property assets can support decision making and identify strategic and priority planning interventions. HillPDA has worked for a number of clients across the public and private sector, to review their property asset portfolios in line with organisational requirements and strategic plans. This has identified opportunities for clients to retain, repurpose, sell, redevelop or grow their assets. Dependent on the recommendation, appropriate pathways are then defined to support the next stage of implementation, such as options appraisal, potential feasibility testing or defining appropriate planning pathways.

Regional planning

Strategic planning at a regional level is important to provide a clear framework, line of sight and consistency for more place-based and local level planning. HillPDA has supported State Government and various Organisation of Councils in the development of high level strategic analysis and plans that respond to broader regional pressures or provide clarity for consistently addressing topics (e.g. affordable housing, infrastructure contributions, job delivery, industry attraction etc).

Submission responses

The strategic and statutory planning environment is constantly changing with new policies, planning legislation and studies continually emerging on public exhibition. HillPDA often works with clients to review the new material and identify the implications for a client. We then prepare a submission that poses support, potential alterations or merit-based objections to the new planning documentation.

LEP and DCP amendments

Effective strategic planning is often coupled with the need to translate strategies into planning controls within Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plans. This can often be a complex process with the need to holistically consider cumulative implications on factors such as the efficiency of built form design, development feasibility and planning flexibility. As a multi-disciplinary firm, we are well-positioned and versed in drafting controls and amendments to the planning framework. [parent] => 429 [count] => 12 [filter] => raw ) )
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