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Cellar Door

Here Are Some of the Issues You’ll Face…

Cellar Door

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 cellar door 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 over 10 cellar door projects over the past 25 years common compliance rules and questions to consider are:


Car parking – You have fantastic ideas for a cellar door in one the rural areas of NSW, but how will your customers get to you? Will they need to drive? Do you have adequate parking? Will your parking area need to be capable of accommodating bus transportation? Do you have an area for the unloading of deliveries?


Environmental impacts – Have you given consideration to the impact on the land? Are you prepared to address stormwater drainage and erosion and sediment control? Will any land be taken out of production? Will the buildings take the landscape into consideration? Do you need a landscape plan? Will any trees or vegetation need to be removed?


Infrastructure – Rural areas do not often have access to public water and wastewater infrastructure. Do you have adequate essential services on site? How much traffic will your cellar door generate? Is the access adequate and how do you know what is adequate? What will be your hours of operation?


Other considerations – Do you know what licenses you need, if any? Have you considered an eco-tourist facility as an option? How will your customers find you? Do you need applications for any signage? Is there a residence also on the site? Are there any security considerations? Do you have a waste management plan?

Cellar Door

And Here’s How We Can Help…

Cellar Door

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

We’ve worked on over 10 cellar door 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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I was saved the hassle of dealing with council. The application was very thorough, containing a high level of detail; it was approved by council without question

Jeffrey Pails

They really know what they are doing – they know how to streamline development applications and they got it done quicker than if we’d handled the application ourselves. We would recommend Council Approval Group to anyone who needs Council Approval

Jeff & Jeanette Medcalf

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.

Want to learn more about a PPA and how to get one? Book a FREE CONSULT

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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