David Edmondson with Dan Ostwald on Branglebar
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Western Land Planning is an industry leader in the Assessment of compliance with approvals related to irrigation and water licences. We have developed an integrated audit process that identifies where current practice may not comply with existing approvals, and provides a staged course of action for bringing the farm business and approvals into alignment. This service is a focus of our current work, developed to assist landholders to manage pending amendments to the water legislation. The Gap Analysis is also a great starting point for ongoing farm management decisions relating to licensing. If you are interested in this service, please refer to our brochure on Gap Analysis, or contact us for more information.
Western Land Planning has earned a solid reputation for quality work and discreet, personalised service to our clients. We focus on identifying our clients’ needs and customising our services accordingly. Our staff have a range of complementary skills and experience, and work collectively to provide the best possible product for our clients.
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, travelling to visit as required. All of our staff are local, and have a strong understanding and affinity with regional issues.
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 an excellent tool to guide further farm analysis, applications for new or amended approvals
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 Local Government, floodplain developments assessed by the NSW Office of Water, and changes of lease purpose assessed by the Department of Crown Lands.
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. We have assisted our clients to secure funding for on-farm projects