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 an 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.
Exempt or complying development – You may be able to build a Garage without having to lodge a DA with council. For an answer to this question, please contact your council. For those projects that need a DA we specialise in the applications that have significant site restraints.
Building materials and colours – If your site is located in a Heritage Conservation Area, and council has strict rules regarding the types of materials that can be used for new development within a Heritage Conservation Area. Similar restrictions may apply where there are character provisions to meet.
Location – The only area where you could place your Garage happens to be located over a council drain, and the survey and stormwater report you provided to council with your DA for the new garage did not pick this up. Council wants to refuse your DA. How do you address these issues and get the DA back on track to enable a positive determination from council?
Unauthorised building work – You recently purchased your new home and receive a letter from council advising you that the Garage attached to the house has been constructed without consent, and that unless the Garage is demolished, a penalty will need to be imposed. What do you do? You don’t want to pull down the Garage because it is a valuable part of the site, but you also don’t what to be fined by council? Is there any way that you can avoid a penalty but also be allowed to retain the garage? These are just some of the messy legal issues that can occur with works that are unauthorised.
Please note that if you are wondering if you need development approval for a carport or Garage please contact your local council first. If you do need a DA then we would be happy to assist.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your garage 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 Garage simple and as pain-free as possible
We’ve worked on over 100 Garage 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 have taught us a few things.
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