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Your local Town Planners

Adelaide, South Australia

Each of us might interact with the South Australian planning system just once or many times in our lives. Whether that be through adding that extra bedroom to your house or a more complex property development. 

Sometimes planning applications aren’t straight forward and looking through our planning legislation can feel like working your way through a rabbit warren…blindfolded. 

For as long as Beyond Ink have been designers, we have also been planners. Navigating the approvals process on behalf of our design clients and on occasion, helping others with challenging planning situations. 

Over the last few years, South Australia has undergone a planning reform which has resulted in the scrapping of the previous legislation and the introduction of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016. As an industry we have had to be flexible and adapt to a new way of planning with the final stage of implementation coming into effect in 2021.

Hello…Beyond Ink Town Planning.

Throughout this journey of planning reform, we see a greater need for independent planning support for our South Australian community. In response, we have expanded our capabilities and breadth of experience and can now offer an individualised planning service throughout Adelaide and its regions.

Whether you’re an Architect, designer, developer or homeowner we can assist with your planning needs.

All projects. All sizes. Our long-established network enables us to achieve a well-balanced outcome for our clients.

  • Pre-lodgement advice and due diligence
  • Preparation of planning statements and reports 
  • Planning application management and support 
  • Response and negotiation with representors
  • Managing contributory consultants
  • Dealing with Councils and State Government agencies to facilitate development 
  • Presenting to Council Assessment Panels (CAPs) and the State Commission Assessment Panel (SCAP)

Our Town Planning Team

John Ashcroft


John has more than 30 years of experience in development facilitation and dealing with Council’s and State Government agencies. He is a skilled negotiator with an out of the box way of thinking.

Jordana O’Sullivan

Operations Manager, Senior Town Planner
B. Urban and Regional Planning (Hons)

Jordana is a planner with proven experience in managing a wide range of complex projects and the often competing interests that arise.

Jordana is passionate about developing commercial development opportunities, achieving the delicate balance between development and heritage, tourism ventures and value-adds like restaurants, accommodation, wineries and cellar doors.

Sonia Gallarello

Senior Town Planner
Grad Dip Urban and Regional Planning

Sonia has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She has dealt with a broad range of applications including integrated service stations, multi-lot land divisions, multi storey residential, development in character areas and flood affected built form.

Sonia has a particular interest in resolving interface issues, heritage, social planning, negotiating with neighbours and achieving good outcomes for all.

Sean Elliott

Senior Town Planner
B. Urban and Regional Planning (Hons)

Sean is a planner with experience in complex residential and commercial developments including land divisions, and has been involved in planning matters before the Environment, Resources and Development Court. He has an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of developing land in the Adelaide Hills and Hills Face Zone.

Sean enjoys larger commercial projects and bespoke residential development. He is passionate about resolving potential issues in complex applications and achieving an outcome balanced between the needs of the client and the assessing authority.

Alison Pulford

General Operations Assistant

Alison is an all-rounder and assists the facilitation of development applications.

Alison is all over it, her organisation ensures everything runs smoothly.