State Significant Development

We have extensive experience in preparing applications for state significant development for state government agencies and major developers within the Sydney metropolitan area and elsewhere in the state.

A number of State Government agencies have engaged MG Planning in an ongoing capacity to work on some of the most significant development projects in Sydney. Our role on these projects has been wide-ranging, from preparing applications for major infrastructure projects to providing expert planning and strategic advice.

We also project manage the work of other technical consultants. This includes preparing project briefs, providing detailed briefings, reviewing technical reports and managing timeframes and deliverables.

Recent Projects


Bangaroo-2MG Planning has been working on the Barangaroo project since 2008 when it was engaged by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to provide planning services on an ongoing basis. Since that time we have prepared a number of complex and high profile planning applications and Part 5 assessments, and have been part of the technical team engaged to assess the respective tenders for the site’s redevelopment. Barangaroo is the most significant mixed land use project currently being undertaken in Sydney and has an estimated value of over $6 billion. 

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

Walsh-Bay-ArtsMG Planning prepared a State Significant Development Application on behalf of Arts NSW for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. This exciting project comprises an integrated performing arts and cultural precinct together with an enhanced public domain at Wharf 4/5 and Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay. Our engagement included the preparation of the EIS and detailed Response to Submissions report addressing all issues raised during exhibition.

The Bays Precinct

The-bays-precinctThe Bays Precinct is one of Sydney’s most significant urban transformation projects. MG Planning has been engaged by UrbanGrowth NSW to provide planning services on an ongoing basis in relation to the Bays Market District and Bays Waterfront Promenade. In this early phase of the project, we have been advising on appropriate planning frameworks and planning approval strategies. MG Planning has also prepared Part 5 environmental assessments for works in the vicinity of the Bays Waterfront Promenade precinct.

Shepherds Bay Residential Flat Buildings

Shepherds BayMG Planning was engaged by the Planning Assessment Commission to provide expert planning advice and assist the Commission in assessing a Concept Plan for State Significant Development at Shepherds Bay, Meadowbank for over 2000 new dwellings valued at $702 million.