Today, after 25 years in business, our team of over 20 town planners, architects, and local government specialists have helped over 30,491 people navigate council approval. We have a collective 387 years of council approval history.
Our in-house team specialises in helping property and business owners like yourself navigate the approval process from any council.
We proudly continue the mission that Max Fragar envisioned when he started our consultancy all those years ago. You will find strength in the depth of our team and confidence in the breadth of our experience.
Max Fragar, the guru and head honcho, is our principal consultant. With over 50 years experience he is a Registered Town Planner Plus (EIA) and one of Australia’s most experienced town planners.
Colin Fragar is a best selling author, graduate lawyer and experienced property developer, having purchased his first investment at age 19.
With over a decade of experience in the property world, which includes working for the Australian Property Institute, Tracy has a wealth of knowledge and a love of all things property.
Ken is a highly experienced town planner having worked for local government entities in Australia and the United States spanning the breadth of the profession including strategic planning, development planning and social planning. You will find Ken to be friendly, helpful and knowledgeable as he works pragmatically to bring your development dream to fruition.
Giuseppe Calabrese is a registered architect in NSW & Vic. Having previously worked for both boutique and major award winning firms in Sydney, he has a wide range of experience across project types. His in depth knowledge and experience with Council makes the approval process fast efficient and reliable.
With over 10 years experience across multiple jurisdictions, Sam has a strong appreciation for the principles that underpin sound planning. He excels at explaining complex matters in an engaging manner and is most passionate about delivering results that achieve client goals.
Jane is a fully qualified town planner with over 20 years planning experience having worked at the local and state government levels in statutory, strategic, planning policy and research, planning law and heritage planning, in three states including New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
Betsy’s expert property experience and skills in this field are legendary. Betsy is zealous about helping people through the labyrinth of planning processes to achieve their property and business aspirations.
Katrina has been consulting in Town Planning since 2009. Her years of experience combined with a Masters in Project Management have seen her work on a broad range of developments from concept through to completion. She's a team player driven to achieve positive client outcomes.
Ritta has significant development and construction experience predominantly in residential projects and commercial projects. A passionate PIA member, she has been a mentor for young planners since 2020.
Krstyna has over 10 years in the planning industry predominantly working as a local government planner. Her experience across statutory, strategic and master planning has developed her skills as a strong diplomatic mediator, focused on problem solving.
Kate's experience spans a diverse portfolio of residential and commercial projects. She has achieved great success in understanding and representing client needs, defining town planning strategy and delivering on Council requirements.
Shayne is an urban planning practitioner with over 30 years' experience in development assessment & related planning policy at local and state government level.
Julie is Town Planner with over 25 years experience in the industry, across a broad range of development projects. Having worked for local council for many years prior, she has the negotiation skills required to see client projects through the approval process.
Jodie has been a consultant Town Planner for over 20 years, with experience across a broad range of project types including subdivisions, alterations and additions and boundary adjustments.
Namrata has recently graduated her Masters of Architecture from UNSW with First Class Honours. Combined with her experience working in a number of award winning firms, she brings a wealth of knowledge to all design projects.
Michael is a passionate and creative architectural designer with 10 years experience in the design industry, along with international project experience.
A Computer Engineering Technology Graduate and Data Researcher, Ojie has been applying his skills as an Architectural Draftsman for over 5 years. Ojie's driven to deliver all-inclusive project plans to meet clients property needs.
Mike is an energetic all-rounder, supporting our clients in securing properties with development potential while also maintaining a large portfolio of existing real estate. His enthusiasm is reflected in the exceptional service he provides our clients.
Rey's lends his expertise as our Environmental Mapping Officer, providing comprehensive EMC Reports on client properties for our Town Planning Team.
Natasha project manages the third-party consultants we work closely with for our projects, often working beyond her responsibilities to make the team more efficient and successful.
Tara takes great pride and satisfaction working in an environment where she has the opportunity to help people. She believes understanding the reason why the project is so important to the client then enables their best interests to be at the heart of what we do.
Emma has a wealth of experience globally in dealing with valuable clients from all walks of life. She understands the value of listening and takes great pride in using her skills to achieve great results for her clients. Her empathetic nature has become an asset to the company.
Empathetic by nature, Michelle is a customer service professional intent on listening to and understanding clients property objectives. She thoroughly enjoys helping people to achieve their goals.
Anthony has over 30 years experience investing in property both personally and professionally. Riding the highs and lows of the market, he understands the unbeatable strength of property as an asset and is driven to help clients reach their goals.
Along with her keen interest in business and property development, Christina enjoys listening to people's stories. Her genuine interest in their projects enables her to support clients to achieve their desired outcome.
Stephanie is a brand marketing professional with over 16 years experience. She is passionate about property investment and home renovations, and driven to assist clients in recognising their properties potential and the pathways to make it happen.
Emma is a media and marketing professional with over 14 years local and international experience. With a keen interest in property, she is focused on engaging and fostering genuine relationships with clients throughout their journey with us.
Angelique has been with the Council Approval Group for over 10 years, providing exceptional service for both our team and clients alike.
Eden has over 10 years combined experience in Customer Service, Sales and Operations. Her goal is to provide efficient support and excellent customer satisfaction.