Allera Planning: A Partnership-First Approach to Navigating the Complex Regulatory Landscape


Allera extends its service offering with the establishment of a new Town Planning division. The new venture is an offshoot of the broader Allera Group businesses and headed by experienced Planning Director, Lewis McAulay who has over 12 years of success in the industry.

“We are excited to be entering the NSW market,” said Lewis McAulay. “We can see the value of partnering with Allera as an experienced developer and development manager, where we can really round out that service offering”. Allera Planning is committed to providing high-quality planning services that meet the needs of existing and new Allera partners.

Allera Planning’s entry into the NSW market is a sign of the growing demand for planning services to navigate the complex regulatory landscape of local and State Government.

“The planning system in NSW is under pressure given the backlog of Development Applications submitted in response to a buoyant post-COVID market, particularly in regional NSW locations” said Lewis. Allera Planning is based in Sydney but has recent experience working in many regional NSW Councils including Orange, Bathurst, Tweed Shire and Bega Valley.

“Our approach is always partnership first” says Lewis. “We see Local Governments and all regulatory authorities as part of our team, and it’s about working together with them to get the best outcome for the project and the surrounding community”.

Allera Planning provides the following services:
• Statutory and Strategic Approvals & Advice
• Development Applications
• State Significant Applications
• Planning Proposals & Rezoning Applications