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Here Are Some of the Issues You’ll Face…


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 homeowners.

Putting together a Carport 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

What Rules Do I Need to Comply With?

Having worked on many Carport projects over the past 25 years common compliance rules and questions to consider are:


Exempt or complying development – You may be able to build a Carport without having to lodge a DA with council. For an answer to this question, please contact your council. For those projects that need a DA we specialise in the applications that have significant site restraints.


Building materials and colours – If your site is located in a Heritage Conservation Area, and council has strict rules regarding the types of materials that can be used for new development within a Heritage Conservation Area. Similar restrictions may apply where there are character provisions to meet.


Location – The only area where you could place your Carport happens to be located over a council drain, and the survey and stormwater report you provided to council with your DA for the new garage did not pick this up. Council wants to refuse your DA. How do you address these issues and get the DA back on track to enable a positive determination from council?


Unauthorised building work – You recently purchased your new home and receive a letter from council advising you that the Carport attached to the house has been constructed without consent, and that unless the Carport is demolished, a penalty will need to be imposed. What do you do? You don’t want to pull down the Carport because it is a valuable part of the site, but you also don’t what to be fined by council? Is there any way that you can avoid a penalty but also be allowed to retain the garage? These are just some of the messy legal issues that can occur with works that are unauthorised.


And Here’s How We Can Help…


We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your Carport 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 the Carport simple and as pain free as possible.

We’ve worked on many Carport 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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Prompt response and no wasting time. I didn’t expect to get the Preliminary Planning Assessment so quickly. They are very professional. I am extremely happy with the service and how efficient everyone has been so far. Highly Recommend.

Rose Mifsud

The Council Approval Group offer professional and specialised advice tailored to the specific circumstances. We certainly received the outcome we were looking for, without having to take the application to the Land & Environment Court. There is a clear customer service culture and we would recommend The Council Approval Group without hesitation.

Alexis Martin

Just Some of Our 12,689 Projects to Date...


We understand & we have all the answers you need...

Based on our 25 year history, we have a 98% success rate in achieving council approval. Of course this is based on following our proven systems and our 7 step formula. The key? Our Preliminary Planning Assessment, inclusive of your personal Project Strategy Session.

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.

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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.

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