Expert Council Approval

saving you time and money


  • Over the phone or on site

  • No Obligation

  • Advice given

  • Questions answered

Tony is one of those people that you hope you will meet and get together with to guide you through this quite complex maze - that is - building a house.  Dealing with Councils, sourcing the right professionals at the appropriate times can be a daunting time for the inexperienced like us.  Tony made the entire process painless and more >

John Zeder & Kate Rojo


We are PDA Planning. We provide town planning, complying development and environmental assessment services helping property and business owners like yourself get approval from Council.

With over 25 years experience and over 1000 projects, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your dreams a reality in the shortest timeframe and minimal cost. 

We are situated on the Barrington Coast servicing the Midcoast Council area of Taree, Forster, Tuncurry, Gloucester and Tea Gardens. Our services also extend across NSW.

No matter what type of development or where it is located, we are here to help you

  1. one point of contact from start to finish
  2. detailed proposal for your project with agreed fees and no hidden costs
  3. we work closely with Council to ensure relevant information about your project is identified early so there are no nasty surprises
  4. extensive local council planning and legislative knowledge, keeping your project on the right track

Town Planning and Complying Development

Not all projects require an approval which makes them exempt and some simply can proceed with a Complying Development Certificate making project approval quicker and less costly. If a Complying Development Certificate is not possible we can manage your Development Application with Council, from start to finish. Services in this area include but are not limited to: 

  • Complying Development Advice and rreports

  • Town Planning advice

  • Development Applications

  • Subdivisions

  • Planning Reports for rezoning applications

  • Property Potential and Pre Purchase  advice

  • Expert advice in court

  • Advice and liaison in response to Notices issued by Council

Plans and Assessment

We partner with other consultants where required to make your project run smoothly, providing one point of contact. 

  • Drafting

  • Design Plans

  • Bushfire  

  • Ecological  

  • Contamination  

  • Water Quality  

  • Structural and Civil Engineering

  • Traffic  

  • Acoustic

  • Flood

  • Heritage

  • BASIX  


We undertake a variety of environmental assessments that are required by council and other authorities for your development.

  • Environmental Impact Statements

  • Environmental Management Plans

  • Statement of Environmental Effects

  • Social Impact Assessments


  • Subdivision

  • Farmstay

  • Farms and Wineries

  • Function/Event Venue

  • Agriculture Facilities


  • General Industrial

  • Bulky Retail Outlets

  • Processing Factories

  • Manufacturing Facilities

  • Storage Facilities


  • Granny Flat

  • New Dwelling

  • Shed

  • Dual Occupancy

  • Subdivision


  • Farmstays

  • Accommodation

  • Eco Cabins

  • Function Venues

  • Bed and Breakfast


  • Medical

  • Office

  • Clubs and Pubs

  • Carparks

  • Childcare

  • Function Premises

  • Gyms

  • Self Storage Facilities 

  • Service Centres

  • Education

  • Recreation

  • Cafe and Restaurant

  • General Retail

New Function Building at Tallwoods Village Golf Course


our process

  1.  submit your online enquiry or contact us direct

  2. we review your information and determine the best pathway for your project

  3. we discuss your options

  4. if you wish to proceed a fee proposal is provided at no cost 


We'd love to hear from you

Free Consultation and Advice

PDA Planning

PO Box 468 Taree NSW 2430

M 0431133472

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