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On the 21st August, Orion Consulting had the pleasure of virtually participating in the Sydney Science Park CSIRO Urban Living Lab STEM project at Pymble Ladies’ College. Over Microsoft Teams, Phil, Nathan and Marie gave a presentation to Year 10 elective Geography students on Drone......

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2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected. Our team are having the conversation today, and it all starts with R U OK? Follow the link for more information on R......

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A few wise words from our General Manager, Dominic Lynch. 2020 has certainly epitomised the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we live and work. Now more than ever we are under the pump to perform in a VUCA world. It is time......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Planning System Acceleration Program The NSW Government has announced a further Tranche Five of the Planning System Acceleration Program. All 10 projects in Tranche Five will be determined by 11 September 2020. Of most......

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We are extremely pleased to announce that Mariano Polisciuk has accepted the role of Engineering Design Manager at Orion Consulting. Since joining Orion as Principal Engineer at the start of 2018, Mariano has consistently demonstrated exceptional technical skills and dedication to the engineering profession. More......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  NSW Productivity Commissioner Infrastructure Contributions Review The NSW Productivity Commissioner has released an Issues Paper as part of a review into the infrastructure contributions system in New South Wales. The Paper asks an extensive range of......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Illawarra-Shoalhaven Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment are preparing a SIC for the West Lake Illawarra (Dapto) and Nowra-Bomaderry (Nowra) release areas to coincide with the review of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Plan.......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Liverpool COVID Contributions Reform Liverpool Council is currently exhibiting amendments to all of their S7.11 Contributions Plans that impact Development Applications lodged or approved between 16 April 2020 and 31 December 2020. The timing of 50% of......

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Each month we will be profiling one of our team in a bid to get an insight into Orion. Today we are spending 5 minutes with Senior Project Manager, Joshua Pineda. Who is Joshua Pineda in 5 words? Dedicated ǀ Studious ǀ Passionate ǀ Understanding |......

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Orion Consulting is proud to announce the selection of our very own Christopher Scholes Civil Design Engineer, into the 2020 Legends & Legacy program of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA NSW). UDIA NSW is the State’s peak body representing the development industry. The......

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Today marks 5 years of success for Orion Consulting and we are incredibly proud of this achievement. From a small start of a handful of passionate people, we have grown to a team of 40 even more passionate and dedicated professionals that love what we......

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Orion Consulting is proud to announce the reappointments of Dominic Lynch, General Manager, to the Infrastructure Committee and Nathan Croft, Manager Planning & Development Strategy to the Planning Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA NSW). We’d also like to congratulate Brad Harkins......

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Here we are at the end of 2019, a year many will agree included plenty of progress, an array of challenges, numerous late nights, but, most importantly, substantial growth. This year our team grew to approximately 40 strong, expanded our offerings into two additional professional......

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“He delivers two things over and over: he’ll tell you the truth, with no BS, and then he’ll love you to death.” These are the words of assistant coach Chip Engelland, when referring to one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Gregg Popovich.......

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Orion Consulting are excited to be attending the World Engineering Convention co-hosted by the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and Engineers Australia down in Melbourne next week. The World Engineering Convention is an event held once every four years around the world and presents a......

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Yesterday, Nathan Croft, Manager – Planning & Development Strategy, attended the UDIA’s Briefing at Penrith City Council (Council) on the Draft Penrith Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The LSPS informs Council’s Local Environmental Plan review and is an important document for developers to review and......

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The Department have indicated a new approach to Precinct Planning to provide clarity as to the pathway for planning (urban renewal and urban release) for each of the 51 existing precincts in Sydney. This won’t impact day to day work on land that is already......

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Our people are brilliant. Our people are a complex blend of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts. Our people are human beings. Sometimes it is easy to forget this, especially as a people manager. Since launching in 2015, we have invested in growing our......

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The ‘wet’ is getting wetter and the ‘dry’ is getting drier. While not another climate change piece, this story is linked to our ever-increasing understanding of our natural environment. In 2016, a significantly updated national guideline was re-released. ‘Australian Rainfall and Runoff (AR&R) 2016, rewrites......

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Planning Sydney’s Third Growth Area has progressed one step further. The Wilton Growth Area was previously established by inclusion of the land in State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (the SEPP). The SEPP identifies the Greater Macarthur Land Release Investigation Preliminary Strategy......

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