Town Planning experts in Newcastle, Sydney & Western NSW
Our Town Planning Newcastle Team provides individual attention and professional advice from commencement to completion of projects. Our services extend the preparation of Development Applications, Review of Environmental Factors, Environmental Assessment, Masterplanning and Planning Proposals.
Single dwellings, dual occupancies, multi dwelling housing, residential flat buildings and student accommodation.
Commercial and Industrial
Shop-top housing, offices, shopping centres, indoor & outdoor
sporting facilities and light & heavy industrial.
Health and Education
Schools, Universities, child-care centres, residential aged care
facilities, State health facilities, hospitals and medical centres.
Major Projects and Rezonings
State Significant Development, Regionally significant development
and land rezoning.
Community Facilities and Infrastructure
Community facilities, Bridges, roads, stormwater, power, water,
sewer and telecommunications.
Strata, Stratum, Torrens and community title subdivisions with
Our Town Planning Team has an extensive knowledge base gained from experience in both private and government roles as well as exposure to and working on a variety of projects in size and nature.
PRINCIPAL TOWN PLANNER
Emma has over 13 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning. Emma joined de Witt Consulting in 2011. Her responsibilities include preparing Development Applications, Statements of Environmental Effects and Reviews of Environmental Factors for a wide range of proposals including seniors housing, public health facilities, road and rail infrastructure, childcare centres, port-related development, commercial and residential development. Emma is also accredited to prepare Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design reports.
MATTHEW de WITT
SENIOR TOWN PLANNER | DIRECTOR
Matthew de Witt has over 14 years’ experience in strategic planning, development management, policy preparation, statutory planning and the management of planning and development delivery both pre and post development approval phase. Matthew initially joined dWC in 2005 and spent several years as a Strategic Planner with Port Stephens Council. Matthew also project manages planning and subdivision projects from inception through the statutory approval process including coordinating external specialists and liaising with Government and non-Government bodies. Matthew has a comprehensive understanding of Local and State Government planning and practice as well as development and delivery phase of the subdivision process
SENIOR TOWN PLANNER
Lisa joined dWC in August 2019, bringing over 13 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning. As a Development Planner, Lisa assessed an extensive range of development applications including residential, commercial, industrial and community/recreation facilities. As a Strategic Planner, Lisa contributed to the preparation and amendment of several Plans and Strategies including Local Environmental Plans. Lisa’s experience in Local Government has awarded her a complex understanding into the intricacies of a variety of approvals, enabling her to provide reliable and comprehensive advice to dWC’s clients.
Caitlin joined dWC in 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Development Studies majoring in Urban and Regional Development at the University of Newcastle. During her studies she undertook placement at Nambucca Shire Council, providing her with an insight into the inter-workings of local government planning. Since being with dWC, Caitlin has undertaken projects such as; subdivision, residential developments, commercial premises, crown land developments, education and health developments.
SENIOR TOWN PLANNER
Marina joined dWC in September 2019, bringing a unique multi-disciplinary skillset along with capabilities in complex problem-solving in a wide range of industries including property development, mining, resources, renewable energy and transport. In addition to planning, her capabilities include Geographic Information Systems, Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment, Community and Stakeholder Engagement and Concept & Master Planning. Marina is an Associate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia and has a practical and comprehensive understanding of planning approvals having experience on projects across NSW, QLD, SA and internationally.
Liberty joined dWC in September 2019, bringing capabilities in a broad range of planning approvals and qualification in Business Management. Liberty’s experience in development planning and certification industries has ensured she is well versed in the processes for various types of approvals, consents and modifications for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial developments and subdivisions. These experiences enable her to provide a sound and diverse range of planning advice.