About us and our people

Approved delivers a unique service that provides a seamless experience, from start to finish, of the entire approval process.

We set the benchmark in the planning and approval process and have built a team that accelerates the timeframe to construction.

Trusted by Australia's largest and most recognised builders, we create efficiency and consistency throughout your project's planning and construction phases. With extensive experience in land and property development, Approved offers so much more than a traditional planning company.

If you are undertaking a development project in New South Wales, the Approved Team can navigate the process on your behalf, ensuring a successful outcome.

Experts that deliver

Jade Pearsall

General Manager

An ambitious and motivated leader with over 15 years’ experience cultivating relationships, leading people and driving performance and profitability through innovative human-centred strategies. With a careers panning HR & Business Consultancy, Property Development and Client Experience (CX), Jade has developed the necessary skills to expertly lead the Approved Team to be a pillar of Development Planning & Project Coordination services within the construction industry.

Valeria Toose

Planning Manager | B. Design (Architecture), Grad. Dip. Built Environment (Sustainability)

With expertise accumulated through formal studies and over 12 years of experience across the public and private sector as a Town Planner, Valeria is here to help you navigate the approval process. Valeria is passionate about helping ideas come to life while guiding her hand-picked team of Planners at Approved.

Gabby Whitney

Client Experience Manager

Gabby is a highly skilled and enthusiastic leader with over 9 years demonstrated experience across various industries. With a strong focus on people and client relationships, Gabby understands the drivers of business and how to harness people to support client outcomes. She prides herself on her ability to develop relationships and be solutions focused when creating the systems to support first class client experience.

Meet the team

Working to get you Approved, the easy way

Our thorough knowledge of the intricacies involved in every aspect of the planning process assists you at any stage of your project - from preliminary investigations and design input to the preparation of post-approval management.

Our proven reputation for the successful application of relevant legislation, combined with creative thinking and exceptional customer service, sees clients of Approved equipped to start building smarter and faster.

Danielle Soper

Project Coordinator

Nicholas Gainsford

Project Coordinator

Naomi Ashton

Client Manager

Michael McDonagh

Town Planner

Lewis Grainger

Town Planner

Hayden Jennings

Town Planner

Carolina Martinez

Town Planner

Annabelle Williams

Town Planner

Carissa Poljanic

Client Manager

Bree Perry

Project Coordinator

Sarah Campbell

Building Energy Assessor

Accreditations & Associations

Design Matters

Why choose us?

Our Clients receive the highest level of experience in the approval industry:

* Comprehensive planning and project coordination
* Highly personalised service
* Dedicated Client Manager for the entire lifecycle of your project

See what our clients have to say!

Integrity New Homes has worked with Approved for years on various developments and approvals pathways. Together we have brought into existence new freestanding dwellings, new duplexes, new triplexes, renovations of existing homes, with the developments ranging from simple single-storeys to complicated double-storeys, and most recently challenging steep site construction. Approved are quick to respond to questions and requests, are flexible with inspection times, and most importantly, friendly and in partnership, we have delivered projects of exceptional quality in record time.

Shane Hearps
Integrity New Homes

The ease of working with the team at Approved is outstanding, each member is always there to help and able to answer every question we have. Efficiency is what our clients receive when they begin the planning of their new swimming pool, we couldn’t ask for a more professional and streamlined approach for our clients.

Rick Addy
Rickstar Pools and Spas

Here to support you,
however you need.

Approved has been amazing for my business. They provide all the support within the reporting and council sector so I can focus on developing my business and delivering the best quality work to my clients. I trust them with all of my work and can’t recommend them higher.

Matt Turner
Director of MT Design Collective

“Undertaking a Torrens Title Subdivision for dual occupancy was relatively complicated requiring a second DA application. I was informed at every stage and had access to Sarah for any and all questions which needed to be answered. I would highly recommend this company on account of their knowledge, professional and friendly manner and the complete service offered.”

Penelope R.