What we do

Inception to completion and beyond.

From site identification through to delivery and ongoing management of projects, Gilvear Planning provides genuine advice, personal and professional service. We are versatile planners, which enable us to collaborate with a diverse range of specialists to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. We are dedicated to assisting our clients navigate the local, state and federal statutory and regulatory frameworks to accomplish their objectives.

Strategy and Advice

  • Due diligence
  • Development opportunities and site appraisal
  • Prelodgement advice
  • Design coordination
  • Application strategies
  • Policy advocacy


  • Development applications for changes in use including for residential, commercial, retail, agricultural or rural purposes
  • Development applications for subdivision
  • Building Works and Operational Works applications
  • Environmentally relevant activities
  • Water licensing
  • Tenure, including road closures, permits to occupy
  • RiskSMART (Brisbane City Council)
  • Assessment of development applications on behalf of statutory authorities

Compliance and Appeals

  • Show cause and enforcement notice advice and responses
  • Appeals and expert witness
  • Compliance with conditions and ongoing management of operations
  • Environmental Management Plans

Coordinating Teams

  • Managing project teams to deliver projects
  • Briefing other disciplines / technical consultants
  • Review co-consultant materials to ensure the brief is met
  • Liaison with established and recognised professionals from a variety of disciplines including designers, architects, surveyors, engineers, environmental scientists, heritage consultants and other disciplines.