If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone. The planning system is complex and can be frustrating for business owners and investors.
Putting together an application for an apartment building can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with council can be a nightmare, not to mention the whole process can be very expensive in both time and money. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do… That’s where we fit in!
It’s what we do, all day, everyday. With a team of 10+ highly knowledgeable and experienced town planners, property consultants, registered architect and draftsman we’re pretty good at what we do.
Car parking– Car parking requirements for apartments are stringent and, if not met, can prevent the project from happening. Yet, there are sometimes alternatives to the rules. For example, a council may agree to less parking if the development provided alternative contributions towards public infrastructure. So then, how do you know what type of contribution or agreement is appropriate and how do you negotiate these solutions with your council?
Scale of development – Developers need to gain maximum returns on their apartments, and this can put them on a collision course with council, who want to see a lower density of development to preserve streetscape character. How do you go about balancing economic returns with streetscape character?
Heritage conservation areas – New growth in Heritage Conservation Areas can be very unpopular with local residents. However, a good appreciation of what constitutes a Heritage Conservation Area, and a sensitive design, will result in positive contribution to the area with less likelihood of resident objection.
Overlooking of neighbours – Apartment buildings can often create privacy impacts on neighbouring properties because of overlooking from apartment windows and balconies. How do you design a building that ensures that these impacts are minimised and gives Council comfort that overlooking is not a big issue?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your apartment building is not an easy journey. It’s one that needs the best experience the industry has to offer. That’s why we’re here to help… We’d love to make your council approval journey for an apartment building simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on many apartment building projects and have dedicated town planners and designers that specialise in this type of development application.
You can glean from the wisdom we’ve gained from all of our past projects. 25 years of being in the industry and our 50 consecutive years of experience has taught us a few things.
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“We received our DA approval within 3 months, just like what they have communicated at the start of the process. It is a great pleasure to work with the team. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is applying for a DA.”
We needed a town planner as a matter of urgency in order to equip us to confidently bid on a property at auction. I engaged them and received a thorough assessment within 2 days! I was very grateful for their honest approach.
To get that success rate it has only come after helping over 14,000 people. We’ve worked hard to smooth out all the kinks before they appear by carrying out this Preliminary Planning Assessment (PPA) on your property. It works a treat, especially for what it can do for you, the journey of the project and its future.
We could make up a fantasied timeframe to wow you, but to be straight up the length of getting an approval is dependent on the project development type, the local council, who examines your application within council, location of the property within the local council and on the property itself, and the list goes on. The approval process will no doubt take longer than you expect because we are dealing with administrative red tape.
But what our team has done has studied the 14,000+ applications we have been involved in and analysed the 300+ flight years of team council approval experience to create a formidable system.
So to answer the question, how long does it take for us to get council approval? The fastest in our industry.
We have over 20 team members lead by our founder Max Fragar with his 50 consecutive years of town planning and council approval knowledge. The team is made up of skilled town planners, property consultants and designers that we have hand picked to work on your project. It turns out that we’ve had over 300 collective years of experience working and dealing with local government councils.
What does this mean for you? One word, streamline. We know how to talk the council lingo, can perceive even predict the ins and outs of those council hoops of fire, and understand the nitty gritty to work tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and their projects.
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Our firm currently has the capacity to assist clients with projects located across New South Wales and Victoria. We anticipate being able to offer our services to other states in the near future.
Hold tight, Australia wide coming soon!
Get ready, this could be the best decision you’ll make in the lifetime of your property portfolio.
If you’re looking at a property or already own one and you’re serious about making the property work harder for you, the next step is to book a free 30 minute consultation to speak to one of our property consultants.
In this initial discussion you’ll help us to understand the seriousness of your intent about moving forward with your property plans and to see if we’re the right fit for each other.