Think HBR

Town planning, building design and environmental planning services (formerly AcroPlan) is an independent consultancy service providing contemporary solutions in sustainable building design; town planning; and environmental planning matters.
We provide a true ‘one-stop’ approvals management service to professional developers, builders, homeowners, and businesses; all delivered by a team of planners and designers that are skilled in all aspects of strategic and statutory planning.
At, you set the objective; we’ll get the approvals! It really is as simple as that.
1: Town Planning Services
Our Town Planning Consultants make life simpler for any person proposing to develop property. Understanding the complexities of planning law, and the continually changing approval criteria really is a job for the experts.
We keep pace with constantly changing planning policies of local and state government, maintain an up-to-date understanding of planning law, and nurture strong relationships with relevant authorities so that we can achieve an impressive track record of success with Development and Construction Certificate Applications.
Our town planning services include:
• Site Analysis Studies
• Preparation of Development Applications
• Exempt & Complying Development Approvals
• Construction Certificate Documentation
• Statement of Environmental Effects (SoEE)
• Planning Reports
• Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
• Rezoning Applications
• Subdivision Applications
• Acid Sulphate Soils Management Plans
• Visual Impact Assessments
• Coastal Hazard Assessments
• Waste Management Plans
• Council & other Authority Liaison
• Development Facilitation
2: Building Design Services
At, we offer a complete range of professional building design services to suit your needs, from preliminary sketch plans to project administration and everything in between.
Our design team are forward thinkers, offering environmentally and economically sustainable design solutions to ensure that you and your building are prepared for the future!
We can design, develop, and document minor & major alterations & additions to your dwelling; a new dwelling, duplex, dual occupancy or multi-unit complex; commercial shop fit-outs; small and large scale industrial buildings; as well as commercial tourism developments.
Our building design services include:
• Concept Sketch Design
• Full Plan Drawing Service
• Site Analysis Plans
• Shadow Diagrams
• Subdivision Plans
• Graphic Media (Photomontages; 3D modelling)
• Specification Documentation
• Tender Documentation to Builders
• BASIX Energy Assessment Certificates
• ABSA Energy Assessment Certificates
3: Environmental & Sustainability Services
Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Council must consider the natural environment; and measures to promote sustainable development outcomes. Issues such as bushfire threat, land clearing, flora and fauna, waterways, pollution, and continued reduction in energy use require detailed consideration to ensure that only sustainable land use is achieved.
Our Environmental & Sustainability services include:
• Site analysis and evaluation
• Bushfire Risk Assessment reports
• Bushfire mitigation planning and compliance
• BASIX Energy Assessment Certificates
• ABSA Energy Assessment Certificates
• CPTED Reports
• Acid Sulphate Soils Management Plans
• Coastal Hazard Assessments
• Waste Management Plans
• Liaison with Planning NSW, Local Council, Rural Fire Service, EPA etc