Laterals Planning emerged as a private urban and rural planning consultancy in Goulburn during August 2002, coinciding with a sudden increase in development activity in the Goulburn Mulwaree area and surrounding districts. Keith Allen, with over 25 years experience in local government, steered the business into an area of rapid growth, leading to the establishment of two new business arms under the Laterals name; Laterals Environmental and Laterals Engineering and Management in 2005.
Laterals has grown to incorporate planners, environmental scientists, engineers and a network of associates offering a variety of specialist services. Laterals now provide a complete development, environmental and engineering service to the community, councils and government authorities. All work under the Laterals name involves a multi-disciplinary approach and calls on the experience of all three business arms.
Laterals has undertaken many urban and rural subdivisions, achieving development and construction approvals followed by construction and plan registration. Laterals has also coordinated the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and provided consultancy services for various large scale developments.
Laterals is committed to continuing operations in the Goulburn region as well as exploring consultancy opportunities in other regions in support of the development community, councils and government authorities, while also broadening its professional services.