NGH Environmental has been helping clients with development applications and planning approvals that have an environmental impact for more than 21 years. This includes preparing development applications, Part 5 assessments, conducting environmental risk assessments and providing expert environmental witness statements.

NHG Environmental has a solid track record in obtaining development application approvals in a timely and cost-effective manner for a range of different project types – from general projects to challenging and complex projects such as major infrastructure.

NGH Environmental has provided Department of Planning approved environmental representatives on a number of major infrastructure projects, and our first Part 5 assessment and development application was lodged in 1991, so our depth of experience is hard to match.

We find we get the best results for our clients for development applications and planning approvals when we work in close collaboration with them from the outset, ensuring clients and stakeholders are both informed and engaged throughout the application process. This can include the wider community, when community consultation is necessary.

After the successful development application submission, NGH Environmental provides a post-approval compliance tracking using Sumo System ( to ensure you continue to meet the requirements set out in environmental legislation and ongoing regulatory compliance.

Our staff have expertise in environmental law and are experienced at providing expert environmental witness services.


Types of planning approvals NGH Environmental can assist with include:

  • Development applications
  • Part 5 approvals
  • State significant infrastructure
  • State significant development
  • Commonwealth Referrals
  • ACT Planning Approvals
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Due diligence reporting
  • Community consultation


Examples of reports we prepare include:

  • Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE)
  • Reviews of Environmental Factors (REF)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Expert Witness Statements


We also offer post-approval services such as:

  • Post-approval activities
  • Compliance tracking and reporting
  • Environmental auditing
  • Community consultation
  • Expert environmental witness