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How Barker Ryan Stewart can assist during these unprecedented times

Barker Ryan Stewart and Pulver Cooper & Blackley are here to assist with your projects during the current COVID-19 crisis.

As we are all aware, we are currently living in unprecedented and challenging times. COVID-19 is putting increasing pressure on our global industries and the property and infrastructure development sector is no different.

The NSW Government has recently introduced the Planning System Acceleration Program which will seek to cut red tape and fast-track planning processes. This  should help keep our vital industry moving throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

During such an uncertain and challenging time, the introduction of the Planning System Acceleration Program is reassuring as it acknowledges the importance of the property development and construction industries as essential services.

How can you use this time productively?

While the current events have hindered the majority of our everyday lives, we believe now is an opportune time to focus on achieving ‘desktop’ type approvals such as development and construction approvals, so that when this crisis ends your projects can commence without the delay of seeking such.

Desktop design, assessment and approval is one of the rare works that can continue to be carried out amidst the COVID-19 restrictions, and what better way to prepare for the imminent surge in construction works when the restrictions are lifted than to have your approvals in place!

How can Barker Ryan Stewart assist you?

Barker Ryan Stewart is well-resourced and positioned to provide assistance in these services:

  • Civil engineering design
  • Town planning
  • Subdivision certification
  • Traffic engineering
  • Surveying

We have set up our expert team remote to the office with full capability, ensuring that both Barker Ryan Stewart and Pulver Cooper & Blackley continue to operate as usual and provide our full range of services to support you through your projects.

We are here to assist in obtaining your development approvals during this time and  will continue to bring news of these vital changes to the Planning System as they are released by the Minister in the coming weeks.

At present, the NSW Government is seeking feedback on current applications and developments that need to be given higher importance. Barker Ryan Stewart can provide you with the details on how to make your submission directly.

If you have any further questions or concerns about how we can assist you please don’t hesitate to contact your local Barker Ryan Stewart office, or email

  • Sydney – 02 9659 0005
  • Central Coast – 02 4325 5255
  • Hunter – 02 4966 8388
  • South East Queensland – 07 5582 6555

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