We have been extensively involved with this project from inception and has successfully worked with the project team to secure the approval of the Concept DA and Stage 1 DAs. A complex project from a planning approval perspective, extensive consultation with Blacktown Council, Landcom and Sydney Metro was required. During the DA process for the Concept and Stage 1 DAs, we coordinated and attended multiple Pre-DA meetings with Council, undertook detailed reviews of specialist reports, prepared a comprehensive Statement of Environmental Effects and coordinated the lodgement of the application. Following the lodgement of a Deemed Refusal appeal in the NSW Land and Environment Court, we responded to Council’s Statement of Facts and Contentions, attended ‘Section 34 on-site conferences’ and prepared expert reports to assist in negotiating the approval of the Concept and Stage 1 applications. We have now prepared a Modification Application for the Concept DA, and prepared the Stage 2 DA, which are currently in progress and being assessed by Council. This project will be the key catalyst towards meeting the vision for Cudgegong to become a local centre, providing local residents improved access to jobs and services within the area.