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Urban Planning Specialists

JR & Co (Urban) is a boutique town planning and urban design consultancy, based in Sydney Australia.

We provide comprehensive planning services to support the delivery of residential, commercial, infrastructure, industrial, civic and government projects.

Who we are

John Riordan is the Director of JR & Co (Urban) and is the Principal Planner on all projects. John has 16 years professional experience and is a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia. He has worked on a range of developments including subdivisions, new dwelling houses, apartments, master planned estates, commercial office towers, town centres, schools, hospitals, civic facilities and transport infrastructure.

Development proposals and advice

Our services include:

  • Statement of Environmental Effects
  • State Significant Development Applications
  • Part 5 Review of Environmental Factors
  • Environmental Impact Statements;
  • Modification of development consents;
  • Due diligence reports;
  • General town planning advice;
  • Independent assessment of development proposals;
  • Representation to Council’s and authorities
Plan making and urban design

JR & Co (Urban) are experienced at preparing new plans and undertaking urban design assessments of development projects. Services include:

  • Preparation of rezoning proposals;
  • Preparation of master plans;
  • Peer review of urban plans;
  • Preparation of Development Control Plans and Local Environmental Plans;
  • Design quality reviews under the NSW Residential Flat Design Code and SEPP 65 Design Quality of Residential Flat Buildings
Planning Project Management

Major development proposals require multiple inputs to satisfy the requirements of the authority and compliance with the controls. We offer project management services to ensure that proposal is prepared effectively. Services include:

  • Advice on specialist consultants needed to support your project and the information required from them;
  • Team coordination during the preparation of a development proposal or new plan to ensure effective delivery;
  • Monitoring during the assessment and consultation phases of the proposal to receive the approval fast.