Habitat Planning specialise in the following services:

Statutory Planning

  • Development Applications (NSW)
  • Statements of Environmental Effects (NSW)
  • Planning Permit Applications (VIC)
  • Clause 54, 55 & 56 Assessments  (VIC)
  • Subdivision design and approvals
  • Environmental Impact Statements (NSW)
  • Review of Environmental Factors for all types of Part 5 development (NSW)
  • Independent Assessment services for local government
  • Due diligence and highest and best use planning advice
  • Development approvals to the Department of Planning and Environment for State Significant Development or State Significant Infrastructure.
  • Contract statutory planning services for local government

Strategic Planning

  • Rezoning Proposals (NSW & VIC)
  • Local Environmental Plans (NSW)
  • Planning Scheme Amendments (VIC)
  • Development Control Plans (NSW)
  • Development Plans (Victoria)
  • Municipal Strategic Statement and Planning Scheme reviews 
  • Land Use Strategies and Strategic Growth Plans for townships and municipalities
  • Housing and Residential Supply Strategies
  • Structure Plans for precincts, growth areas, townships and municipalities
  • Master Planning precincts, growth areas, townships and municipalities

Urban Design

  • Concept Subdivision Plans for new land development
  • Structure Plans
  • Master Planning
  • Land Use Strategies and Strategic Growth Plans
  • Urban Design Guidelines and Frameworks
  • Built Form and Massing Studies
  • Site analysis and opportunities assessments

Environmental Planning

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Review of Environmental Factors
  • Bushfire Risk Assessments




Some of the planning projects we've completed:

Statutory Planning & Development Approvals


  • Whenby Grange, Wodonga 
  • Daintree Estate, Wodonga
  • Huon Park, Wodonga
  • Glenholm Estate, Jindera
  • The Elms, Thurgoona
  • Yarrabee Park, Thurgoona
  • Mountain Rise, Lavington
  • Macarthur Grove. Hamilton Valley
  • Clydesdale Estate, Rutherglen
  • Easternview Estate, East Albury
  • Lakes Estate, Coffs Harbour
  • Baranduda Grove, Baranduda
  • Mitchell Park, Thurgoona
  • Stevens Brook, Moama
  • Madari Estate, Mildura


  • Glenfield Park Shopping Centre, Wagga Wagga
  • Spotlight, Wagga Wagga
  • Thurgoona Plaza (incl. Woolworths), Thurgoona
  • Retail redevelopment of Mates Building, Albury
  • Dahlsens Hardware stores, Albury & Echuca
  • IGA Supermarkets, East Albury, Springdale Heights & Wagga Wagga
  • 'Hungry Jacks' restaurants, Albury & Wodonga
  • Tristar Medical Centre, Wodonga
  • Aldi Supermarket, Wodonga
  • First Choice liquor store, Albury
  • Bunnings Warehouse, Albury
  • Blacklocks Car Dealership, Lavington
  • Pushy's Bike Warehouse redevelopment, Albury
  • 'The Good Guys' retail store, Albury
  • Pemberton Street medical centre, West Albury
  • Q Manhattans Restaurant & Bar, Albury

Medium Density Housing

  • Five (5) Attached Two Storey Dwellings, Richmond
  • Medium Density Affordable Housing, North Albury
  • Medium Density Seniors Living Housing, Griffith
  • Waterstreets Hotel residential redevelopment, Albury
  • Woodstock Gardens (48 apartments/townhouses), Lavington

Residential & Mixed Use - Multi Storey

  • 'Botanica' Commercial/Residential Building, Albury
  • 'Sakura' Commercial/Residential Building, Albury
  • 'Florin House' commercial/residential redevelopment, Albury

Aged Care & Seniors Living

  • The Grange aged care centre, Thurgoona
  • Retirement Village, Echuca
  • Echuca Community for the Aged, Echuca
  • Emily Gardens aged care facility, The Rock
  • Kensington Gardens retirement village, Thurgoona
  • Mercy Place Aged Care centre, Albury
  • Independent Seniors Living Village, Lavington

Tourism & Recreation

  • Great Aussie Resort Holiday Park, Bowna
  • Moama Waters Resort & Boat Ramp, Moama
  • Tindarra Resort - Tourist Park & Pontoon, Moama
  • Paintball Recreation Centre, Gerogery
  • Caravan & Camping Park, Echuca
  • Use of Beechworth Gaol for Tourist Facility, Beechworth
  • Murray River Tourist/Holiday Cabins, Mathoura


  • Food Processing Plant, Griffith
  • VISY Warehouse, Shepparton
  • Greenfreight Transport Depot, Wodonga
  • Hartwigs Truck Centre, Thurgoona
  • Demolition of former Allied Mills industrial site, Albury


  • Redevelopment of Indigo Shire Council offices, Yackandandah
  • Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre, Tallangatta

Strategic Planning

Local Environmental Plans & Rezonings (NSW)

  • Corowa Local Environmental Plan Review, NSW
  • Comprehensive Local Environmental Plans for Greater Hume Shire, Corowa Shire, Murray Shire, Boroowa Shire, Murray Shire, Balranald Shire, Inverell Shire, NSW
  • Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan for a golf course and low density residential development, Moama NSW

Planning Scheme Amendments & Rezonings (Victoria)

  • Echuca Saleyards redevelopment, Echuca
  • North Leneva Town Centre, Wodonga
  • Low Density Residential development, Rutherglen
  • Cunningham Downs Aged Care, Echuca
  • Special Use to Residential rezoning, Wangaratta
  • Benalla Auto Club amendment, Benalla
  • Rural to Residential rezoning, Mildura

Development Control Plans (NSW)

  • Comprehensive Development Control Plans for Corowa, Balranald, Greater Hume, Murray and Inverell Shires
  • South Jindera Residential DCP, Greater Hume Shire
  • Holbrook Airpark DCP, Greater Hume Shire

Land Use Strategies & Studies

  • Greater Hume Shire Strategic Land Use Plan, Greater Hume Shire NSW
  • Shire of Murrindindi Rural Residential Study, Victoria
  • Moama Rural Residential Study, NSW
  • Moira Shire Future Land Use Strategy, Victoria
  • Benalla Rural Living Strategic Study, Victoria
  • Cabonne Shire Local Villages Strategy, NSW
  • Stanley Land Use Strategy, Indigo Shire
  • Greater Shepparton Industrial Land Review, Victoria
  • Swan Hill Highway Business Strategy, Victoria
  • Inverell Shire Rural Lands Strategy, NSW
  • Inverell Shire Review or Living Lands Strategy, NSW
  • Mansfield Shire Rural Living Strategy, NSW
  • Towong Shire Residential Settlement Strategy, Victoria
  • Cartwrights Hill Future Land Use Study, Wagga Wagga NSW 
  • Barham Rural Residential Study, NSW

Master Plans & Structure Plans

  • Darlington Point Structure Plan, Murrumbidgee Shire
  • Stanley Structure Plan, Indigo Shire
  • Jindera Residential Master Plan, Greater Hume Shire
  • Deniliquin Aerodrome Master Plan
  • Holbrook Airpark Master Plan
  • Narrandera Sportsground Plan of Management

Planning Policy

  • Bonegilla Planning Scheme Amendment, Victoria
  • Review or Murrundindi Shire Local Planning Policy Framework

Urban Design

  • Mitchell Park residential subdivision, Thurgoona
  • Yarrabee Park residential subdivision, Thurgoona
  • Aerodrome Master Plan, Deniliquin
  • Airpark Master Plan, Holbrook
  • Stanley Village Structure Plan, Stanley
  • Narrandera Sportsground Plan of Management

Environmental Impact Statements & Major Development Approvals

  • Albury-Wodonga Integrated Cancer Centre, Albury
  • Table Top Quarry, Table Top
  • Koowong & Rockwood Quarries, Albury
  • Expansion of Stormwater Escape Channels, Jeriliderie & Berrigan
  • Eagle Creek De-silting and Snag Realignment works, Barham

Contract Planning Services

  • General application assessment planning services for Local Government in NSW and Victoria
  • Independent assessment and peer review of major projects for or on behalf of Albury, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Greater Hume, Wangaratta, Towong, Indigo.
  • Peer review of Rural Lands Strategy, Wangaratta
  • General planning services through Victorian Government 'Rural Council Flying Squad' program