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One of the most common questions we’re asked by both our established industry peers and those dabbling in development for the first time is whether we see a need for a dedicated Project Manager. It’s true that in some instances, the need for a dedicated......

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There have been a few webinars and articles around on the Role of the Superintendent which applied examples around building sites as opposed to Civil Construction Sites. The articles presented the Role of the Superintendent in its traditional form, which entails the assessment of Variations,......

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Each month we like to provide our valued clients with an update on what is going on across the industry. What with coming out of lock-down and with Christmas fast approaching there is certainly a lot happening! Planning Land and Environment Court Update The LEC......

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This is an important update for our valued clients regarding the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. The NSW Government has released further documents today related to the planning for the Aerotropolis. These include: Explanation of Intended Effects to amend Environmental Planning Instruments in relation to the Western......

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Over two years ago we launched Orion’s planning business and today we welcome James Gibbeson as our new Senior Planner. James was most recently at The Hills Shire Council – a key stakeholder for Orion. Prior to that he held roles at Leichhardt and Willoughby......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Contributions Reform Moves Forward Given the importance of contributions reform we’ve provide previous a series of updates on 30 November, 4 December, 12 & 25 March and 30 August. Whilst we continue to expect......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS As we clock up 91 days of lockdown (who’s counting), we have our sights set firmly on NSW’s Freedom Day! Our team at Orion have been working extremely hard for our clients in what has been an exceedingly......

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We have great pleasure in introducing the newest additions to our team! Natalie Galea: Natalie studied at the University of NSW, obtaining a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 2013. Early in her career, she worked as a development manager, working on a multitude of subdivision......

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Today is R U OK? Day We are very passionate about Mental Health here at Orion Consulting and we put our full support behind this initiative. Today is the day to start the conversation. Pick up the phone. Start a Teams chat. Think about someone else who......

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Today the Orion Consulting and KFW team are wearing their favourite jerseys to support Jersey Day. This initiative is to help raise awareness around organ and tissue donation in Australia. For more information follow the link below: Donatelife ...

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Contributions Reform Given the importance of contributions reform we’ve provide previous a series of updates on 30 November, 4 December, and 12 & 25 March. We now expect there to be delays to the......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Wednesday 28 July 2021 – The NSW Government announced a partial reopening for Construction in the Greater Sydney Region from Saturday, 31 July, subject to each site completing a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Further details are available at......

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We have been busy here at the Sydney office of Orion Consulting! Remaining strong as a team over the last 12 months, we have had significant movement upwards in our company with new roles and divisions created to support the strength of our team as......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Employment Zones Reform The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently exhibiting a proposal for a new employment zones framework. The reforms will replace the existing Business (B) and Industrial (IN) zones with......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Environmental Planning Instrument Mapping The NSW Government has recently moved all SEPP and LEP maps from the NSW Legislation website to the NSW Planning Portal. Redirections are currently in place on the Legislation website however the direct......

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This morning we celebrated Cancer Council NSW‘s Biggest Morning Tea in both our Sydney and Wollongong offices. It was a great morning to raise money and awareness for those affected by cancer. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated! #australiasbiggestmorningtea #cancercouncil...

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Clause 4.6 Standard Instrument Amendments Clause 4.6 under the Standard LEP Instrument has progressively replaced the previous State Planning Policy No 1 which was ultimately repealed on 1 February 2020. It is adopted in......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Riverstone East Stage 3 We understand that DPIE are now progressing the final stage of the Precinct with Blacktown Council. The key remaining issues are infrastructure servicing arrangements, the form of the Rouse Hill......

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Over the past year we have had the pleasure of seeing four of Orion’s finest achieve Chartered Engineer status. Raul Cid, Edmund Tsang, Mina Fahmy and Dominic Lynch have had their commitment to their craft formally recognised by Engineers Australia. Raul Cid – CPEng (Civil......

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