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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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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR VALUED CLIENTS ACROSS NEW SOUTH WALES REGARDING CONTRIBUTIONS On 2 December 2020 we provided our analysis of the NSW Productivity Commissioner’s Final Report into the Contributions System. The NSW Government has now reviewed the Report and has released......

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  At Orion Consulting we #ChooseToChallenge. Orion Consulting maintains a focus on equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We believe this will always be a work in progress and we strive to constantly be evolving and to keep the conversation going. Read on to......

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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR VALUED CLIENTS  IN THE VINEYARD PRECINCT On 23 February 2021, at its Ordinary Meeting of Council, Hawkesbury City Council adopted the long awaited and much anticipated Vineyard Contributions Plan. The Contributions Plan provides for the levying of S7.11......

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IMPORTANT UPDATE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS Planning Monthly Update  Aerotropolis Precinct Plans Towards the end of 2020 the NSW Government extended the exhibition period for the Precinct Plans for the Aerotropolis and the Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution Plan. The Precinct Plans are the next......

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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 James Green......

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The Orion Leadership Team is pleased to welcome Martin Wells as Company Advisor. Orion has valued Martin’s counsel during 2020 through his contribution on the Orion External Advisory Board. Martin will continue to support Orion’s business strategy and urban development leadership capability as it expands......

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The directors and shareholders of Orion Consulting and KFW Infrastructure Professionals have announced the part-acquisition of KFW by Orion Consulting effective from 1 December 2020. The two companies have over 75 years’ experience in engineering, surveying, project management, utilities management and urban planning. Managing Director......

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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OUR VALUED CLIENTS ACROSS NEW SOUTH WALES REGARDING CONTRIBUTIONS The concept of Developer Contributions (Local Contributions also now known as S7.11 & S7.12 levies) was first introduced in NSW in 1979 with the introduction of the Environmental Planning and......

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