Project Planning & Development

Behind every great development is a great planner

Smooth the path of your development through the planning application process with some expert planning of your own.

Project Planning & Development Pty Ltd (PPD) takes the pain from municipal, state and heritage approvals by presenting your development’s match with planning requirements.

Established by Trevor Ludeman, a planner with 35 years’ experience, PPD guides developments from concept through to approval with:

Site assessment

Know the opportunities and constraints, design issues, planning and environmental requirements that apply – even before you commit to purchasing a site.

Planning scheme amendments

Whether you are a developer requesting rezoning or a council developing planning scheme amendments, PPD takes care of the intricacies as well as the big picture.

Project management

When specialist expertise is needed during the design of your development, PPD will select, brief and manage consultants – for maximum efficiency and the minimum of fuss.

Planning applications

PPD’s planning application reports present a logical, compelling case for the approval of your development.

Professional representation

When objections arise, present yourself professionally at mediation, VCAT, Building Appeals Board and Independent Panels with PPD.

Planning and natural resource management

Experience with municipalities spanning the state puts PPD is a unique position to advise councils on metropolitan, rural and urban-fringe planning as well as natural resource management.


Learn how to achieve clever, profitable design that complies with planning provisions. Have PPD train your designers, architects and planning officers.


  • Advocacy – at VCAT and Independent
    Panels, Building Control Commission
  • Expert witness
  • Negotiation of planning and development
  • Consultation programs – public meetings

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Recent Projects

  • Burnham Beeches
  • White Box Rise Wodonga
  • Residential Village Bendigo
  • Camp Street Daylesford

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Why Us?

Today, the stakes are high. Many developments are derailed by the delays, costs and distraction that come when the planning approval turns sour. The key to a painless approval, says Trevor Ludeman of Project Planning and Development…

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free consultation

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