The project is located within the Leppington North Precinct of the South West Growth Area. Rawson Communities sought development consent for a 95 lot residential subdivision and associated works including demolition of existing structures, civil infrastructure, landscape works, and utilities servicing.
Orion was engaged by RPS, on behalf of Rawson Communities, to prepare a Development Application for the subdivision of 95 lots.
Council sought amendments to the staging of the development, and later raised concern with the future built form implications of the subdivision (built form did not form part of the subdivision application).
Orion’s planning manager prepared the Statement of Environmental Effects. Later preparing an addendum, with additional detailed analysis and justification for the built form outcome, responding to amended plans.
This was prepared at the request of the consent authority and led to the granting of the development consent.
The generic controls, requiring single garages on lots less than 12.5m width, could have resulted in a significant reduction in the value proposition and pricing expectations for lots.
Council acceptance of Orion’s justification meant that no further amendments were required and the development consent was granted without further delay.
Statement of Environmental Effects, Post Lodgement Services