Empowering communities through sustainable and impactful planning.

City of Yarra

Engage, positively.

Empowering communities through sustainable and impactful planning.

Who we are.

Essential Planning and Engagement is an independent consultant providing a range of planning services to a range of clients across Australia, the UK and EU regions.

We believe that understanding and planning effectively for the environmental and social aspects of a project or policy initiative is as critical to its success as other design or business drivers.  We work with project managers, engineers, architects, economic advisers, technical experts, and other specialists where needed, to ensure well-rounded advice to clients. 

Proud members of a wide range of professional bodies and associations, we make a point of sharing our experience and regularly attend, present, and deliver training at international conferences. We are engaged in sustainable development debates at all levels.

What we do.


Environmental and social planning


Impact Assessment


Public participation and engagement


Training and capacity building


Research and analysis

How we do it.

International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

Code of Conduct

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

Core Values, Ethics, Spectrum of Participation

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

PIA Code of Professional Conduct

Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)

EIANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

IEMA Code of Conduct

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