About urban planning & building consultants

Urban Planning and Building Consultants is a boutique town planning consultancy with offices in Sydney and on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Having town planners in two locations enables Urban Planning and Building Consultants to service a broad area of NSW. 

Established in 2018 by Maxine Booth, a qualified town planner and draftsperson, Urban Planning & Building Consultants provides a range of services customised to each project. 

Our team has significant industry experience in a range of developments and is a wealth of knowledge in the development industry – residential, industrial and commercial. We are is driven to provide good quality outcomes for every client and project. 

what we do

“We help turn your development dreams into reality”

Urban Planning and Building Consultants aims to provide a high quality service by working one on one with clients on every project. Our town planners provide a combination of services, each tailored to the project and clients needs. More information about our services can be found here

The team at Urban Planning & Building Consultants has a wealth of knowledge in the development industry and is driven to provide good quality outcomes. With experienced town planners and project managers in both local government and the private sector the team has been involved is a broad range of applications. Thus developing a good understanding of the the NSW planning framework and the ability to advise on development potential and approval processes.

  • Drafting Services
  • Town Planning Services & Advice
  • Statement of Environmental Effects
  • Clause 4.6 Variation Requests
  • Application Services – DA, CC & CDCs

meet our team

Maxine Booth

Maxine Booth

Town Planner

Maxine is the founder and Principal Town Planner for Urban Planning & Building Consultants. She has a wealth of knowledge in the development industry and is driven to provide the best outcome for her clients.

Maxine commenced her career in the construction industry as a draftsperson, working through varying projects before discovering a passion for development assessment and the approval side of the development industry.

After many years working as a town planner within both local government and the private sector, her passion to provide a tailored and higher quality service lead her to create Urban Planning & Building Consultants.

Maxine’s design orientated thinking and knowledge of all things planning make her the perfect person to run Urban’s Town Planning division.

Her experience within the industry spans 20 plus years, with more than 15 of those years as a town planner. Maxine also has extensive knowledge of the certification sector having worked as a town planner for one of NSW’s largest residential certification companies.

Maxine is a qualified draftsperson and Town Planner, whilst also being a member of the Planning Institute of Australia.

She has always stood by the motto of ‘turning your development dreams in to reality’.

Ash Booth

Ash Booth

Project Manager

Bringing 20 plus years of construction industry experience, Ash joined Urban Consultants in 2021 as our devoted Project Manager.

Having spent many years in Project and Development Management, Ash leads our application and lodgement team, primarily preparing, lodging and managing all of our Development and Construction applications to the consent authority, whilst liaising with all required consultants.

Ash commenced his construction and development career within a preconstruction role at one of NSW’s boutique project home builders. After progressing to an on site supervision role Ash moved to one of Australia’s largest property developers. It is here that Ash would spend more than 15 years working across various roles including Construction Supervision, Project and Development Management, Quality Assurance and Procurement.

Ash has built an extensive network of suppliers and consultants and prides himself on ensuring that quality service is provided and quality product is delivered.

You can be assured that Ash treats each of the projects he manages as if they are his own property.

Ash is a licensed builder and also holds qualifications in Building & Construction Management, Business Management, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environmental Health & Sustainability.

We can’t keep Ash away from site, so you will often see him checking on development progress, catching up with homeowners and builders, and even completing Dilapidation Reports prior to construction commencement.

Contact Us

We specialise in providing professional town planning advice and services in relation to proposed development throughout New South Wales. We pride ourselves on providing a prompt and efficient response to enquiries and working through issues with our clients to achieve successful outcomes.

Contact our town planners today to see how we can help you turn your development dreams into reality.


See what some of our clients say about us here.


Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybod

Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist who influenced urban studies, sociology, and economics.

"Let our advanced worrying become advanced thinking and planning."

Winston Churchill

"Plans are nothing; Planning is everything."

Dwight D Eisenhower.

"The recovery of sprawl to vibrant places is literally our generation's greatest challenge."

Steve Mouzon, Architect and New Urbanist