Environmental Affairs, through direct experience in a wide range of environmental and urban planning projects, can assist clients with many aspects of their environmental and urban planning requirements. This assistance is provided to meet each client's particular needs through activities such as:

  • advice for on-going matters
  • preparation of specific studies and planning permit applications
  • project management of particular tasks or studies drawing on the client's resources and/or specialist resources
  • in-house services to meet particular demands.
Environmental Affairs provides specialist consulting services in the following areas:

Town Planning

  • Management and conduct of town and regional planning studies
  • Policy formulation and preparation of statutory plans
  • Preparation of planning permit applications
  • Chairing independent Panel hearings.

Environmental Assessment

  • Project management of environmental impact/environment effects statements (EISs/EESs) from project definition through all stages of EIS/EES preparation, to publication and liaison with assessment agencies
  • Assistance to assessment agencies reviewing EISs/EESs
  • Development of environmental management approaches for project-specific applications.

Community Consultation

  • Formulation of consultation strategies for projects and programmes
  • Management and implementation of all aspects of consultation programmes
  • Media liaison and issues management in relation to environmental and planning matters.

Social Impact Assessment

  • Preparation and peer review of social assessment of projects and programmes
  • Conduct of community infrastructure needs assessments.