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The Metropolitan Projects team of JBA Planning for larger or more complex About JBA Planning
Planning is well recognised for delivering urban development is what the
high quality service and doing so in a Metropolitan Projects team specialises JBA Planning is the leading
timely and practical manner. The team in. The full range of planning services independent planning consultancy
has built a truly enviable reputation for includes statutory planning advice, the in NSW, driven to deliver
delivering great results in the complex formation of consultant teams, the exceptional planning results.
and critical approvals phase of the preparation of applications for approval,
development process. and negotiating those applications
through the process. With 18 years industry experience
The team offers specialist planning and a proud track record of 4000+
As an independent firm, JBA Planning
and development advice to leading projects, in 2010 JBA restructured
provides robust and unbiased advice on
developers and landowners on projects all planning and development approvals
into specialist teams to better
of all sizes and ranges of complexity matters. Getting it right the first time serve the different geographical
within the Sydney Metropolitan Area. by using the team’s skilled people and and market segments.
Team members liaise regularly with good working relationships will avoid
the Metropolitan councils and State unnecessary delays and expense.
Government, as well as professional Our experienced and talented
and industry bodies to be fully abreast Our core planning services are: people include over 30 planners
of the dynamic planning environment in Project specific development who work collaboratively with
this area. approval strategies, advice and our clients, co-consultants,
approvals risk management government agencies and
Knowing the legislation and approval Part 4 Development Applications relevant stakeholders to ensure
system inside and out is just the planning outcomes are balanced
Part 3A Concept Plans and Project
beginning. Through collaboration with
Applications (Major Development) and sustainable. We are a
senior JBA planners across the other
four specialist teams, the Metropolitan Part 5 Review of Environmental dynamic, responsive and creative
Projects team taps into the company’s Factors and Environmental Impact team, with a proven track record
collective knowledge and skill base. Statements and a strong commitment to be
Part 3 Rezonings / site specific the best at everything we do.
Planning Proposals and State
Significant Site listings
“Expertly navigating the Independent assessment of DAs for
authorities or third parties and peer
urban development review of applications
approvals process.” Lead consultant – consultant
management of project teams
through to approval stage
consultation and facilitation with
public agencies, approval authorities,
panels and community groups
JBA Planning Metropolitan Projects
Central Park Frasers Property
Clare Swan Associate, BA MEnvPI MPIA CPP
Clare Swan joined JBA Planning in 2006 and was promoted to Associate in 2009. Her
previous experience includes working at the Hills Shire Council in North West Sydney.
Clare is currently on the Planning Institute of Australia’s Division Committee and is the
Chair of it’s Consulting Planners group.
At JBA Planning Clare has worked on or managed numerous Part 4 Development
Dynamic, Talented and Reliable Applications, Part 3A Major Project applications, due diligence advice, rezoning
submissions, statements of evidence for legal proceedings.
The Metropolitan Projects team of JBA Planning employs some of the best, most highly regarded and
experienced planners in the business. There’s not much these planners don’t know about the planning, Clare was awarded the PIA’s Award for Proficiency in the Macquarie University’s
assessment and approval of development in the Sydney Metropolitan area, whether for greenfield sites Master of Environmental Planning degree program and the John H Taplin Prize for
on the fringe, or infill development in the established urban areas. the best paper presented at the 2004 Australian Transport Research Forum.
Our reputation is built upon our ability to creatively solve problems, foster meaningful relationships
and reliably deliver a high quality service to our clients.
Oliver Klein Associate, BA (Geography) MURP MPIA
Associate Oliver Klein joined JBA Planning in 2007 after more than 13 years planning
Lesley Bull experience with the Department of Planning and the Botany Bay City Council.
Director, Metropolitan Projects At the Department, Oliver was the lead planner for the Sydney Harbour Catchment
REP and for the assessment of several master planned sites on the Sydney Harbour
BTP (Hons) MEL MPIA CPP
“ Metropolitan Projects is a dynamic, foreshore. He was also heavily involved in the introduction of the Part 3A Major
Lesley Bull is an honours graduate in Projects legislation and managed the assessment team for major health, education
Town Planning and holds a Masters of talented and reliable team that and other social infrastructure development.
Environmental Law degree. She has combines youthful energy with At JBA Planning, Oliver has continued to focus on major projects, including Part 3A
been with JBA since 1994 and was exceptional experience.” Project Applications, State Significant Site listings, Part 4 Development Applications
made a Director of the company in 2004.
Lesley Bull and rezonings. He also project managed a small team assisting the NSW Department
Over the past 16 years at JBA Planning of Premier and Cabinet in preparing the approvals regime for the education and
Lesley’s considerable experience housing stimulus projects, and the subsequent preparation of over 300 applications
has encompassed all facets of urban for school projects under the ‘Building the Education Revolution’ program.
planning, including the preparation of
Part 3A major project applications, Part 4
Development Applications, due diligence
and approvals strategy advice for a Julie Bindon Director and Chairman, BTP DipLE FPIA, CPP FAPI MAICD
wide range of often complex projects.
Some of the better known projects that Julie Bindon is the founding Director, former CEO and current Chairman of JBA
Lesley has been responsible for include Urban Planning. She is presently a member of the Heritage Council of NSW and the
Barangaroo, the Top Ryde Shopping immediate past President of the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW Division). She
Centre, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, has been a member of the Property Council of Australia’s (NSW) Executive Committee
Edmondson Park South, City One and Chair of its Planning Committee, a member of the NSW Premier’s Urban Design
(Wynyard) and Lumiere. Advisory Committee and member of the Lord Mayor of Sydney’s Development
Lesley was awarded the University of
NSW Medal for Town Planning in 1994, Working for over 30 years as a private consultant in New South Wales, Julie has
the Royal Australian Planning Institute a considerable range and depth of experience in urban planning matters. Julie is
award for ‘Young Planner of the Year’ particularly well known and regarded for her work on major urban renewal projects
in 1998 and the Sydney University Alan and large Sydney CBD projects.
Ayling award for Environmental Law
in 2000. She is a current member of
the Urban Development Institute of James Harrison CEO and Director, BSc (Hons) DipTP CPP MPIA MRTPI
Australia’s Membership, Sponsorship James Harrison has been a Director of JBA Planning since joining the company in
and Events Committee and is a past 2001 and is currently its CEO. Prior to joining JBA Planning, James was the Director
member of the Property Council of of Planning at the former South Sydney Council. He has been a member of the
Australia’s Planning Committee. South Sydney Development Corporation Board, the Department of Urban Planning’s
Working Party for Affordable Housing and the Community Consultative Committee
for the Centennial and Moore Park Trust.
With over 25 years of professional experience, at the highest levels of JBA Planning
and major metropolitan councils, James has acquired a considerable range and depth
of skills in planning, including as an expert witness in the NSW Land and
JBA Planning Metropolitan Projects
Barangaroo King Street Wharf Westmead Millennium
In 2006 JBA prepared the State A series of Development Applications Institute & Westmead
significant site listing and Part 3A at King Street Wharf, East Darling Research Hub
Concept Plan for the redevelopment of Harbour, including premier commercial
the 22ha Sydney CBD foreshore site, office buildings such as the 17 storey Part 3A Project Application for a
on behalf of Sydney Harbour Foreshore (32,000m2) KPMG Building, the 11 storey 12,921m2 medical research facility within
Authority. (35,000m2) Macquarie Bank Building the Westmead Health Precinct.
Since early 2008, JBA has been and an 8 storey Ibis Hotel, thereby Client: Health Infrastructure
working with Lend Lease on its winning contributing to one of the premier
Barangaroo proposal and is now assisting entertainment and business precincts
within the CBD.
in the ongoing planning and delivery of Mid City Centre,
this exciting project. Client: Brookfield Multiplex
420 George Street
Barangaroo is the largest CBD
The project consists of a 30 storey
development in the recent history
of Sydney – with an end value of
Victoria Park, Green Square premium grade office tower above a Neuroscience Research Precinct North Sydney Commerce Centre
totally revitalised Mid City Centre, one of Neuroscience Research Australia Source: Cox Richardson Architects Winten Property Group
approximately $6 billion and estimated Development Applications for some
Australia’s premier shopping destinations.
10 to 15 years construction period. 2,100 apartments and 30,000m2 of retail View from Easy Street
and commercial uses. Client: Fortius Funds Management /
Client: Lend Lease Development
Clients: Meriton Apartments /
Bovis Lend Lease Neuroscience 126 Phillip Street
Payce Properties Research Precinct (Deutsche Bank Place)
NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH PRECINCT
BARKER STREET RANDWICK NSW 204179.30
Part 3A Concept Plan and Project Designed by Foster + Partners (London),
Application for a 60,000m2 medical Deutsche Bank Place is a 31-storey,
research facility at the Prince of Wales premium grade office tower in
Hospital, Randwick. Central Sydney.
Client: Prince of Wales Medical Research Client: BT Funds Management
Institute / Neuroscience Research
A Concept Plan and Project Application
North Sydney for the $560 million redevelopment of
Commerce Centre Darling Walk, Darling Harbour to provide
68,000m2 GFA of commercial office’s
Part 3A Concept Plan for a $167 million
with ancillary retail floorspace.
44,000m2 commercial building at the
corner of Pacific Highway and Berry Client: Lend Lease Development
Street. The development was designed
with cutaway sections within the tower
to retain solar access to the North Rose Bay and
Sydney Special Areas on the Winter Point Piper Marinas
Solstice and will provide a 1,400m2
publicly accessible garden plaza. Preparation of an Environmental Impact
Statement for the redevelopment of the
Client: Winten Property Group
Rose Bay and Point Piper Marinas at
Rose Bay on Sydney Harbour.
Lumiere Residences at Client: Addenbrooke Pty Ltd
Lumiere Residences features The Cove Apartments
two towers of 30 and 42 storeys
The Cove Apartments near Sydney’s
comprising some 600 apartments
Circular Quay comprises 213 apartments
and serviced apartments. Lumiere Residences at Regent Place
in a 45 storey tower designed by Harry
Client: Frasers Property Seidler & Associates.
Client: Grocon International
Barangaroo King Street Wharf
Lend Lease Development Brookfield Multiplex
JBA Planning Metropolitan Projects
KENS Site (Westpac Place) Chatswood Transport Edmondson Park South UTS Broadway Precinct,
This project involved a LEP change to Precinct Project Part 3A Concept Plan / State Significant City Campus
the City of Sydney’s height controls Site Study and Project Applications for A Part 3A Concept Plan for 83,750m2
State Significant Development for
and a DA for a major CBD commercial a mixed use residential, commercial of floor space across four new
residential and retail uses associated with
building comprising two office towers and retail development with up to 3,200 development sites as well as major
the Chatswood Transport Interchange,
on a retail podium with some 111,000m2 dwellings and up to 45,000m2 of retail/ refurbishments of and extensions to
including three residential towers of 40,
of floor space together with a new commercial floor space within the new
36 and 25 storeys and around 10,000m2 existing buildings. Separate approvals
landscaped public park, and conservation Edmondson Park South Town Centre, are being sought for nearly 900
of retail GFA.
works to existing heritage buildings. The and establishment of a 150 hectare student accommodation beds on
development is the national corporate Client: CRI Australia Regional Park. two sites.
headquaters for the Westpac Bank. Client: Landcom Client: University of
Client: Leighton Properties McDonalds Restaurants Technology Sydney
JBA has been working closely with Moore Theological
Costco McDonalds Australia, providing
College, Newtown Central Park, Broadway
planning advice on potential sites or
Part 3A Concept Plan and Project redevelopment opportunities, and Part 3A Concept Plan and Project Part 3A Concept Plan and Project
Application for the Costco Wholesale preparing DAs for new and existing Application for the $136 million Applications for a 255,500m2
and Retail Warehouse and Costco’s restaurants across NSW. redevelopment of the Moore Theological mixed use urban precinct on
Australian Headquarters at Auburn in College, consisting 27,500m2 of GFA for the former Carlton United Brewery
Client: McDonalds Australia UTS City Campus
the geographic heart of the Sydney academic, residential and retail uses. site, Broadway.
Broadway Precinct Concept Source: BVN
Client: Moore Theological College Client: Frasers Property
Client: Costco Wholesale Australia
A Staged Development Application
for over 90,000m2 of campus style
commercial office space spread
across 5 buildings, at the Northwest
Park in Baulkham Hills.
Part 3A Concept Plan for the
development of a $116 million
36,000m2 commercial building at 88
Christie Street. The development
will provide a new through-site link
to improve access to the railway
station, as well as a new urban plaza Central Park, Broadway
on Lithgow Street.
Client: Winten Property Group
Westpac Place, Sydney Photography: Brett Boardman
JBA Planning Metropolitan Projects
Motto, Erskineville World Square Building The Education Top Ryde Shopping Centre
This Development Application on former Multiple Development Applications for Revolution, Western Development Applications for a
industrial land at Erskineville involves the World Square site in the southern Sydney Region and 130,000m2 mixed use, regional shopping
157 apartments and townhouses set precinct of the Sydney CBD. The centre redevelopment comprising
around a sheltered communal courtyard. applications include 113,000m2 of Northern Sydney Region 80,000m2 of retail premises, 10,000m2 of
The project, designed by Stanisic and commercial office floor space, 918 JBA Planning has worked with leading commercial floor space, 450 apartments,
Associates, received the 2006 UDIA residential and serviced apartments, project management and construction community facilities and substantial
Urban Renewal Award. 27,000m2 of retail floor space, and 640 companies in the rollout of education public domain improvements.
Client: Austcorp hotel beds, and a major commercial car projects across the Northern Sydney Client: Beville Group
park of over 600 car space. and Western Sydney Regions under the
Clients: Brookfield Multiplex, Meriton, Commonwealth Government’s Building
Chatswood Chase World Square Pty Ltd. the Education Revolution - Primary Macquarie
Schools for the 21st Century program.
Shopping Centre The project involves construction of
Part 3A Project Application for a St Marys (former ADI site) over $8 billion in projects in schools State significant site listing and Concept
10,000m2 expansion and refurbishment across NSW, including the 400+ schools Plan for the long term expansion of the
Precinct Plans, Development Control
of this existing regionally significant that JBA prepared applications for. 126ha campus at Macquarie Park. The
Strategies, and Development
shopping centre. Approval was secured As well as balancing the expectations Plan provides for 400,000m² of new
Applications at the former ADI site.
for the demolition of two adjacent office of contractors, local government and commercial floor space, 60,000m2 of
Upon completion the project will result
buildings, internal refurbishments, primary schools, JBA Planning has been new academic space and over 3,000
in over 5,000 lots, new village centres
improvements to the external facade managing complex planning issues, such additional student accommodation beds.
and over 200ha of employment lands set
of the building and the upgrading of the as European heritage and Aboriginal Subsequent Project Applications on
amongst a new regional parkland.
vehicle and pedestrian access. archaeological sites, bushfire hazard, the campus include the new University
Client: Maryland Development flooding, and endangered species. Library, Cochlear Global Headquaters and
Client: Colonial First State
Company / Delfin Lend Lease the Hearing Hub research building. Top Ryde Shopping Centre
Property Management Clients: Brookfield Multiplex
and Bovis Lend Lease Client: Macquarie University
UTS Kuring-gai Campus
State significant site listing and
Concept Plan to accommodate a range
of additional land uses on the surplus
campus site including up to 345 dwellings
with ancillary community and education
Client: University of Technology Sydney
Western Sydney Parklands /
State significant site listing and Part 3A
Concept Plan for 300ha
of regional parklands and 700 Western Sydney Parklands / Bungaribee Precinct
residential lots at Blacktown.
JBA Planning Metropolitan Projects
Contact: Lesley Bull, Director
Ph: 02 9956 6962
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