Specialists in visual impact, urban design, strategic planning and landscape architecture.

Tree of knowledge

We trust that this information is useful and intend to further build upon this publicly available resource over time.


Published papers by Stacey Brodbeck

Who cares about scenic values in NSW? New Planner, June 2016

Lake Macquarie Scenic Management Guidelines  New Planner, June 2013


Links to useful resources*

The following documents & website links provide valuable information, important policies and best practice examples. We endeavour to keep this up to date, yet recommend checking on relevance/revisions/updates with applicable websites.

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Lake Macquarie's Scenic Management Guidelines  - Local council guidelines for the city of Lake Macquarie in NSW

Photomontage policy - NSW Land and Environment Court

'Views - general principles' Planning principle NSW Land & Environment Court

Beyond the Pavement (2020) - TfNSW's  overarching urban design and policy document

Guideline for landscape character and visual impact assessment (2020) - TfNSW Environmental Impact Assessment Practice Note

Guidance Note for Landscape and Visual Assessment (2018) - Australian Institute of Landscape Architects


Landscape character assessment in the United Kingdom - One of the best examples of a long-established process which integrates scenic values into planning policy.

Landscape character assessment in Scotland - Another good example of integrating scenic values into planning policy.

Guidelines for the Visual Impact Assessment of Highway Projects, US Department of Transportation (2012)