About Western Land Planning

Western Land Planning was founded in 2000 by David Edmondson, with a desire to provide quality, personalised consultancy services to regional NSW.  David brings a wealth of experience in sustainable natural resource management and business management respectively. Western Land Planning has established itself as a progressive company providing high quality services in a range of community consultation, agribusiness management, agricultural and environmental fields. Because we are a small company our clients get to know us and can have confidence that the people working on their project understand their needs.

While we are based in Dubbo, we work for clients throughout Australia, traveling to visit as required. All of our staff are local, and have a strong understanding and affinity with regional issues.

What Western Land Planning is currently working on.

Much of our current work revolves around changes to legislation and policy governing irrigation farming.  In response to impending changes to floodplain management, we have developed an Approval Gap Analysis Report – an audit of existing farm infrastructure and water use against existing approvals.  Useful in its own right, this report is also a very useful tool to guide further farm analysis and applications for new or amended approvals.

Our farm modernisation reports are designed to assist irrigators in applying for government funding under programs such as the Sustaining The Basin Irrigation Farm Modernisation program.  In previous funding rounds, we have assisted our clients to secure over significant funding for on-farm projects. 

Applications for development frequently require environmental impact assessment as part of the approvals process.  We have developed standard format reports that consider all relevant issues, facilitation assessment by the approval authorities.  Situations that commonly require some form of environmental impact assessment include designated developments assessed by Council, floodplain developments assessed by the NSW Office of Water and changes of lease purpose assessed by the Western Lands Division of Crown Lands.

Western Land Planning has a range of accreditations

  • National panel members for Family and Community Services for Indigenous Australians.
  • On the Federal Government Service Provider List supplying to Indigenous training projects for various federal government departments.
  • National panel members for employment development and project management development for the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • Farm planning providers for Central West and Lachlan Catchment Management Authorities.
  • We are also proud to be members of the Australian Institute of Agriculture Science and Technology, and Irrigation Australia Australian Agribusiness Association. 
  • These professional affiliations ensure we are abreast of current issues so that we can provide the best possible service to our clients.

Mace Meters
ANZ Agribusiness
Hyder Consulting
Ferrari Gardener Accountants
Western Plains Zoo