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Avoiding Fatal Issues in DA's: CPW2004

Michael Neustein and Rouzbeh Loghmani
Formal CPD
2 Hours - FORMAL
Duration: 01:04:14

Michael Neustein is one of Sydney’s most distinguished urban planners and designers with a career spanning may decades. In this talk, he teams up with his associate Rouzbeh Loghmani to talk you through the most consistent issues with Development Applications, specifically in NSW, but these are issues applicable Australia wide.

Together they discuss strategies, processes and dispute pathways with councils. They talk through varying planning controls and the options to development without a DA. Finally, they provide a thorough appraisal how urban planners can help along the way. This is their business after all.


This CPD course relates to the following AACA NCSA Elements: 2, 3, 4 & 9

At the completion of this course you will:

  • Understand the strategies for submitting a successful DA to the consent authorities
  • Understand the DA assessment process
  • Gain knowledge of the FSR and Height of Building planning controls
  • Appreciate application types other than DA’s
  • Understand the range of possible outcomes and the review and dispute pathways
  • Appreciate how urban planners can help
  • Understand how to prepare a document to present the best case for the development you have designed
Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

  • Michael Neustein

    BArch  MCom  LFRAIA  Hon FAIUS  RPIA (Fellow)  FAIM  FAPI  NSW ARB No 3358 

    Director City Planning Works

    Urban Planner and Urban Designer

    Michael Neustein is an architect, urban planner and urban designer with extensive experience in the design and delivery of urban projects. 

    His advice on aspects of urban planning, design management and the securing of approvals has provided a wide range of experience on projects up to $2 billion value. He has brought to these jobs the knowledge of architecture and urban planning now so rare in the specialised construction industry. 

    Michael is an industry leader through his chairmanship of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies, NSW and has recently completed five years as chairman of the International Urban Design Conference.

    Rouzbeh Loghmani

    BArch  MUrbDes (UD&P)  RPIA  AFIML 

    Associate Director City Planning Works 

    Urban Planner and Designer 

    Rouzbeh Loghmani is an urban planner and urban designer with experience in the design and delivery of urban development projects of a variety of scales. 

    He is experienced in project planning, design management and the securing of development approvals. He has consulted private sector, developers and local government. Rouzbeh has brought the combined knowledge of architecture and urban planning to the work he is carrying out in the industry and for academia. 

    Rouzbeh is a Registered Planner with the Planning Institute of Australia and a visiting lecturer in the fields of urban design and planning at The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning.