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Eco Tourist Facility

Eco Tourist Facility

Here Are Some of the Issues You’ll Face…

Eco Tourist Facility

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 business owners.

Putting together an eco tourist facility 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.

What Rules Do I Need to Comply With?

Having worked on over 20 eco tourist facility projects over the past 25 years common compliance rules and questions to consider are:


Defining your development – Did you know your plan for an eco tourist facility may actually be considered a form of tourist and visitor accommodation? Would it be in your best interest to classify your eco tourist facility as tourist and visitor accommodation? What may seem like very minor details in your business plans could make the difference in the type of approval required.


Environmentally sensitive lands – To have a viable plan for an eco tourist facility may mean that your chosen site needs to provide for some environmentally sensitive or similar land. But you may ask what constitutes environmentally sensitive land, and does your land have any special environmental characteristics?


Removal of vegetation – While there may be restrictions to tree and vegetation removal to make way for any development, there may be extra restrictions if you are thinking of developing a site for an eco-tourist facility, especially if it is located in an environmental zone. This is something you will need to elaborate upon in the application and show that the site can be developed with the minimum amount of tree and vegetation removal.


Special nexus – it’s important your land will have a connection with any special ecological, environmental and cultural values of the surrounding land, in addressing eco friendly principals such as solar energy, water saving devices and use of sensitive building materials.

Eco Tourist Facility

And Here’s How We Can Help…

Eco Tourist Facility

We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your eco tourist facility 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 an eco tourist facility simple and as pain free as possible.

We’ve worked on over 20 eco tourist facility 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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We liked the look of Council Approval Group after researching many other planning websites. They were very easy and friendly to talk to and understood how to speak to council on our behalf. After only a couple of weeks we were able to get the answers and results from council we were looking for.

Josephine & Paul Attard

I have a lot of ideas but I don’t know the rules and regulations, it is quite stressful to do it on my own and I didnt want to waste anymore time. Having these guys with knowledge at my finger tips was very helpful.

Lisa Nicholls - Cafe Owner & Mum

Just Some of Our 12,689 Projects to Date...


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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