Our Top Tips for you as we prepare your Development Application...
Congratulations on taking massive action. Having engaged us to prepare a development application on your behalf, you are now one step closer to achieving your dreams. As we commence this next phase together, our top tips to streamline the DA preparation process are for you to:
- Respond quickly to requests for information from our team for input into the development application.
- Limit your design revisions to two rounds.
- Be patient with the development application preparation process to ensure the documentation is as thorough as possible.
For those high achievers, we also invite you to now read page 31-24 of Your Ultimate Guide to Achieving Council Approval.
Once again, congratulations on taking action towards getting your council approval.
“I decided to use The Council Approval Experts due to their knowledge and professionalism. Without their expert advice, my Development Application would not have been approved; I don’t know how any non-professional could navigate through all the council requirements. I would absolutely recommend all aspects of The Council Approval Experts without hesitation.”
– Peter Spiers, Glendale
“You guys did a great job getting that together and approved (especially with all the delays Paul and I caused with our indecision and the changes we made), I’ve heard Hawkesbury Council was not intending to approve any DA’s until the bridge was finished so ours must have been so compliant that they couldn’t refuse. So, thank you very much, and I will be recommending your services to our friends.”
“The phone discussion was very informative and has really helped me to understand things from a practical point of view.”
A Positive Outcome
“The Council Approval Experts professional work ethic has resulted in a positive outcome for us. Council is now supporting our proposal.”
Buyers Need Expert Advice
“Fragar Planning immediately advised on splitting the property into two blocks. One was sold immediately, and the other, with a DA approval for a four bedroom dwelling is now on the market. I’d certainly recommend Fragar Planning to land owners and buyers who need expert advice in dealing with property and as well, working successfully with their relevant Council.”
“Initially we had no idea what we were getting into. With no previous experience in dealing with council we sought help and received a recommendation for Fragar Planning and Development from a work colleague. The end result was favorable. I would recommend their services to anyone who has a bit of a complex DA. There is enormous experience with Fragar Planning and Development to deal with it.”
Wealth of Experience
“Enormous thanks to Max and Fragar Planning & Development (FP&D). Due to their wealth of experience in planning process and working with councils, we are going to be able to achieve what we never thought possible (to build our own home). In additional to their professionalism, we were very impressed with FP&D’s attention and genuine understanding of our needs. Thank you so much – we couldn’t have done it without you.”
They Keep You Informed
“We knew we needed someone to help to get council approval for our café but didn’t know who to turn to. We needed someone who knew what to do with the minimal amount of fuss so we could build our business. Thanks to Fragar Planning & Development 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 Fragar Planning & Development to any business owner needing council approval to operate their business premises from. They know the rules of the game and keep you informed along the way as your application progresses..”
Have the confidence to call them
“I got referred to Fragar Planning & Development from someone who gave them a glowing reference. With Max having so much experience in local government, it gave me confidence to give them a call. As soon as I talked to Max I knew I was on a winner.
I’m over the moon about the result. Max’s research and his way of dealing with Council really paid off. We went from having little support for our proposal to having unanimous Councillor support at the recent Council meeting. Having Max in my corner gave me confidence, as well as Council confidence, that the proposal was right. Max’s cool head, his experience in dealing with not only Council but with the Department of Planning and Office of State Water, gave everyone confidence that the proposal should go ahead.
What sort of person would I recommend Fragar Planning & Development to? Well, anyone who needs support and guidance. Max will support the proposal and give it the best chance if it is the right thing to do. Max will give you an honest indication from the beginning as to whether what you want to do is possible. He was honest from day one and that gave me a lot of certainty. I couldn’t be happier.”
Got the DA through Stress Free
“I didn’t really have any reservations in hiring Fragar Planning & Development. To be honest I didn’t even know there were such consultants in existence! But I am sure glad I found them. Thanks to the team at Fragar Planning & Development, we got the DA through stress free. They even represented us at Council Meeting. If our application had been rejected it would have put a real dampener on my business and made life harder. They brought peace of mind and I felt like we were in control, rather than just in Council’s court. I happily recommend their services to any small business needing council approval.”
“We were hesitant to hire them in the beginning, however knowing that Max had worked for council gave us confidence that Fragar Planning & Development knew the system. They took the time to explain the process in layman’s terms and were incredibly supportive and confident of a good result. They reassured us at times as it is VERY easy to lose all hope with the DA process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fragar Planning and Development to business owners who need Council Approval for their premises.”
Quicker and Easier
“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 Fragar Planning & Development to anyone who needs Council Approval.”
Moved along very quickly
“Colin and Max gave us great advice and moved the process along very quickly which was exactly what we needed at the time. If we ever need planning help in the future you’re our first call! Thanks again.”
They look after everyone
“We had a look on the Internet and looked at a whole heap of town planners and most said they wouldn’t look at the smaller jobs, but councilapproval.com.au really grabbed our attention. We liked that Fragar Planning & Development look after everyone. When we made the initial phone call to them we found them very easy and friendly to talk to. Not only that, they really know how to deal with Council. Before we had Fragar Planning & Development by our side, we just couldn’t get any traction with Council. Council was giving us the run around and wouldn’t budge. After we engaged the team, Max talked to Council and things just started moving for us. It seemed like that within two phone calls to Council by Max, our application was moving in the right direction. Over the weeks that followed, Max was able to get the answers and results from Council we were looking for. We would recommend Fragar Planning & Development to anybody and everyone that needs help in dealing with Council. No matter how big or small, they are willing to help just the average Australian.”
Such an amazing help
“Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all the help you have given me through my development application for the Dance Studio. It has been full of many challenges but we won in the end….. I have Development Consent! You have both been such an amazing help to me through a process I’m sure I would not have seen the end of with out your help.”
“I just wanted to write to say thanks to The Council Approval Experts for getting my DA approved with the first lodgement with Penrith Council, as initially, I had so many conversations with council, mates, and builders who all seemed to provide more confusion rather than solutions. I remember council telling me all I could possibly build would be a single storey house and that it would be difficult, then a builder stated that it was too hard due to my house being to close to an intersection. Furthermore, friends would also state that it is too difficult and not worth it and to just sell and move instead. Well, I am glad I found your business on the internet and that I persevered and that with your help I got the result I wanted. ”