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 and investors.
Putting together a duplex 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.
Privacy – You have fantastic ideas for a duplex, however, one of the key challenges with a duplex is privacy. Council will look carefully at how the development proposal affects the privacy of the neighbouring allotments. Often your run-of-the-mill duplex designs won’t comply. Your site will likely need a custom design to ensure that privacy is preserved.
Defining your development – Did you know your plan for duplex or dual occupancy is similar to a secondary dwelling, but with differences? How do you know the difference and what is council likely to support? What may seem like very minor details in your plans could make the difference in the type of approval required.
Bushfire prone land – What do you do if your site is located within a bushfire prone area? Did you know that this may introduce other agencies into the assessment process, such as the Rural Fire Service? What would you need to do to satisfy the requirement of the Rural Fire Service?
Limitations to floor area – Your duplex slightly exceeds the amount of floor area permitted under the council rules. This is because you have a smaller site area than other sites in the district. How to you address this non compliance with the council in order to get a favourable outcome? This is something you will need elaborate upon in the development application to show that exceeding the floor area for the duplex will not have detrimental issues on neighbour amenity.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your duplex 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 duplex simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of duplex 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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