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.
Putting together a development application for a house 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.
Environmental impacts– Environmental impacts such as stormwater drainage, bushfire vulnerability, and steep slopes must be carefully considered.
Building envelope – You have fantastic ideas for your new dwelling or extension to your home, and you want to maximise internal living space by maximising building height. However, your neighbour strongly disagrees even though their house is much higher than your proposal. How can you deal with this in order to achieve your desired outcome while limiting potential impact on your neighbours?
Floor space ratio – Your new home site is in a recently approved subdivision whereby future dwellings on individual lots do not require further council approval as long as you meet the stipulated floor space ratio. You want a bigger house. How would you go about getting an approval for a larger dwelling house on a site which has a set floor space ratio limit?
House extension – You have personally gone to the trouble of notifying your neighbours about your future DA for house extension and your neighbours don’t seem to mind. However, when council publicly notifies your proposed extension, all your neighbours formally object. Council invites you to respond to those objections, but you are not sure on the best response especially as they are your friendly neighbours?
Heritage items – You want to extend your home, however it is listed as a heritage item or falls within a conservation zone. What are the planning rules for extending onto a heritage item? What information would you need to provide with your application? What is the most appropriate design which would cause the least impact?
Stormwater – Your site happens to be located over a council drain; the survey and stormwater report you provided to council with your DA for the new house did not pick this up. Council wants to refuse your DA. How do you address these issues whilst getting the DA back on track to enable a positive determination from council?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your home 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 house simple and as pain-free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of house approvals 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 have taught us a few things.
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