Booth Associates provides support to regional Councils for Strategic and Community Planning such as Economic Development Strategies and Community Development Plans.

Plan of Management - Narrandera Common

Booth Associates were engaged by a local council to prepare a Plan of Management for a 500ha reserve adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River.  This required a range of environmental surveys including assessment of riparian ecological condition, flora and fauna surveys and GPS features survey.  The project involved working with stakeholders and the community to identify values, vision, assets and issues for the Reserve.  Prescriptions for management including a works schedule were developed to assist the Council in optimising the Reserve’s ecological and cultural assets, promoting local and visitor usage and facilitating long term sustainability.

 

Economic Development Strategy

Booth Associates prepared Economic Development Strategies for the Balranald, Hay and Wentworth Shire Councils.  The Strategies were developed via a series of workshops with stakeholders from business, industry, community and Council.  The draft Economic Development Strategies were presented to Council and a copy of the final endorsed reports can be found at

 Booth Associates have assisted in the preparation of the Economic Development Strategies for:

 

Community Development Plans 

Under the Federal Government's Strengthening Basin Communities project, Booth Associates prepared Community Development Plans for:

  • Griffith City
  • Leeton
  • Carrathool
  • Narrandera
  • Murrmbidgee

  

Strategic Planning

On behalf of Albury City and the shires of Corowa, Greater Hume and Urana, Booth Associates undertook the Stage 2 studies titled “Where Are We Now?” as part of the Strengthening Basin Communities project funded by DEWHA.  The project included extensive targeted consultation with stakeholders across the four LGAs and provided recommendations for member Councils for projects that will underpin the future prosperity of the region. A copy of the final report can be found here.

Rural Land Strategies

Booth Associates assists Councils in rural planning including Rural Land Strategies, particularly relating to Councils revising their Local Environmental Plans and Minimum Lot Sizes for agriculture.

Some recent projects completed by Booth Associates include:

Booth Associates also provide Expert Evidence in the Land & Environment Court on rural planning and agricultural viability. 

GIS Mapping

Booth Associates has GIS capabilities which we use in the preparation of a diverse range of maps.  Examples of the maps which can be produced are shown below.  Click map icon to view a larger version:

Holding Size

Site Layout

Environmental

 weddin shire r5 landholdings v5

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Lockhart Shire Parcel Sizes

 original approved conceptual plan2

weddin shire sensitive natural resources for website

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Lake Talbot Sensitive Natural Resources