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.
Putting together a cafe application 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 – You have fantastic ideas for your café, but how will they get to you? Will your patrons need to drive? If so, will you have adequate parking? Will you be seen by Council to be placing extra burden on existing infrastructure? How do you know what is adequate? How do you get around the town planning rules?
Defining your development – Did you know your plan for a hip café may actually be considered a restaurant? Or could it be in your best interest to classify your café as a take away food and drink premises?
Outdoor seating – Do you want outdoor seating? Having outdoor seating is an attractive feature cafes, but is sometimes limited by location and given it is usually on public land requires a careful proposal to be framed.
Cafe’s with Retail – Were you thinking of having a retail component to your restaurant or cafe? Many eateries have a retail component, but you may not have realised that the retail part of the business could require a separate approval with separate parking requirements.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your cafe 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 a cafe simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on over 100 cafe proposals 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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I have a lot of ideas but I don’t know the rules and regulations, it is quite stressful to do it on my own and I didnt want to waste anymore time. Having these guys with knowledge at my finger tips was very helpful.
Thanks to Council Approval Group we now have council approval for our café… If it wasn’t for them we probably wouldn’t be trading right now or wouldn’t have the approval we needed. I would recommend Council Approval Group to any business owner needing council approval to operate their business. They know the rules of the game and keep you informed along the way as your application progresses
To get that success rate it has only come after helping over 12,000 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 12,000+ 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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Over the last 25 years we’ve been able to perfect our service and systems throughout NSW. And we’re excited to share with you that we’re almost ready to start offering our services to those in other states.
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.