Complying Development

What is a Complying Development Certificate Application?

When you have a project that qualifies as complying development, it must be certified by Council or an approved certifier. The certification process much simpler than the development application process. In general, it also takes less time, especially when using a certifier rather than Council.The application for a Complying Development Certificate provides information to the certifier demonstrating compliance with the provisions for complying development.

Why do I need a Complying Development Certificate?

Complying Development Certificates are essential before engaging in a project that is considered complying development. It is an approval and proof that your development proposal complied with the necessary provisions should anyone question your development as it is under construction or after completion.

Why do I need your help?

We are a group of Certified Practicing Planners, many of us are ex-Council staff with inside knowledge of the development application and assessment process. Before proceeding with a Complying Development Certificate application, you would have engaged us for a preliminary planning assessment. During that assessment we determine what approvals you need or if you need any approval at all. Our staff prepares the application, making certain that the application is complete and that all provisions have been met. Similar to a Council Development Application, there is more to a Complying Development Certificate application than filling out a form. We make the application process easier for you.

How long does it take to prepare?

Complying Development Applications is generally a much easier and quicker process than a Council Development Application, but the time will still vary based on the application and certifier hired.


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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