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Today’s planning and development industry requires informed and knowledgeable specialists to help guide you through the sea of legislation and regulation. HDB has been providing this service for over two decades, priding ourselves on the ability to add value and deliver practical outcomes for our clients.

With clients ranging from large to small developers, local governments and Government Agencies, HDB has the knowledge and experience to assist in delivering your project.

As a small independent firm we pride ourselves on creating lasting personal relationships with our clients and their projects. From concept to completion HDB can design, guide and support the delivery of your project.

What we do

HDB provides a full range of town planning and design services, including rezoning, feasibility assessment, urban design, building design, development applications, bushfire assessment, project management, civil design and stormwater design and project management. As your partner in development, HDB’s role is to deliver the desired outcome with the
minimum cost to the client.

HDB specialises in identifying and achieving outcomes for clients with difficult or challenging sites. With strong working relationships across all the statutory authorities as well as a network of specialist sub-consultants, HDB’s highly qualified and experienced team is ideally placed to ensure your project is realised.

The HDB Team

Kerry Nichols – Managing Director

Establishing HDB Town Planning and Design in 1997, after 22 years in local government, Kerry sought to provide progressive solutions to the increasingly complex needs of today’s planning and development sector. With extensive experience in planning, engineering and urban design, Kerry can fully appreciate all facets of a development proposal, providing invaluable resources to assist you.

Andrew Casey – Architect (NSW ARB No.9698)

Andrew has an outstanding design talent fuelled by a keen interest in all architecture. Andrew offers a design focussed pragmatic approach which results in considered and engaging designs which never fail to exceed our client’s expectations. Andrew has developed a portfolio of projects which stretch the breadth of design, with a particular passion for single bespoke

Thomas Potter – Principal Urban Designer

With a wealth of experience in urban design and planning both in Australia and abroad, Thomas has a passion for designing and creating quality places and spaces at any scale. If you have a site that is crying out for something special Thomas could be just the point of difference that you need for your next project.Linkdin

Mathew Egan – Principal Planner

Mathew has a strong background in strategic planning, urban design and developer contributions, having spent the past decade working in local government. Mathew has a strong focus on project management, and with his government experience, works closely with local/state agencies to
ensure your expectations are met and your projects delivered.Linkdin

Tony O’Beirne – Principal Engineer

Tony has extensive experience in civil engineering and surveying, and holds qualifications in Land and Engineering Survey Drafting and Civil Engineering. With a portfolio of work across the state, Tony has the experience and knowledge to ensure that your project is delivered on time
and on budget.

Associates and Administrative Staff

An equally skilled and knowledgeable team of associates and administrative staff support HDB Principals; with skills and experience in planning, building design, stormwater design, and civil design and documentation.

HDB prides itself on its collaborative approach which allows the Principals to draw on all the associates to assist in resolving sometimes complex issues in a timely and cost effective manner.