About The Planning Professionals


Site Matters established in 1998 provides specialist professional services in the fields of statutory planning and development approvals co-ordination. Results driven, we are committed to providing cost effective planning solutions that comply with current regulatory planning scheme requirements and local policies.

Melbourne based, we offer expertise in planning regulation solutions incorporating both local and greater Melbourne. We consult directly with clients to understand their specific planing objectives and offer modification options to ensure plans comply with regulatory requirements.

We offer an initial free  in-office, one on one consultation, with the Director to better understand client needs and provide realistic time frames for amendments and/or planning options.


Natascha Placencio

Ba. App.Sci (Planning) (RMIT)

Natascha is the founding Director of Site Matters and offers over twenty year’s experience in state and local government and in private practice planning.

The many years of successful business have delivered an extensive knowledge base and vast expertise in statutory planning controls, project management and representation at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

A highly skilled negotiator she has extensive experience in managing and mediating complex planning projects.

Highly regarded by her colleagues, city council’s and related industry professionals. Natascha is also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Hung Truong

Assoc. Dip (Arch)

Hung is the Senior on site field consultant with skills in the measuring and recording of site information in accordance with all relevant and current town planning regulations. He is highly experienced in drafting and documenting site and surrounds, preparation and presentation of design response plans and design response streetscape elevations, implementation and assistance in the final presentation of town planning documentation for Council submission.

Hung has more than eight years experience in architectural design and drafting in Australia and overseas. His professional expertise encompasses skills in site design, preparation of development applications and outlining constraints and opportunities for site development.