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 a hardware store 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.
Car parking – You have fantastic ideas for your hardware store, but how will your customers get to you? Will you have adequate parking? Will you be seen to be placing extra burden on existing infrastructure? How do you know what is adequate? How do you get around the town planning rules?
Loading facilities – In addition to parking, do you have an area designated for unloading deliveries or loading up larger purchases for your customers and that will not conflict with car parking spaces and will have adequate maneouvering areas?
Proposed construction – Is your hardware store proposed in an existing building or is it new construction? If you are utilising an existing structure, are structural changes required for the building to meet the needs of your store and standards under the Building Code of Australia additional approvals may be required.
Permissibility – Is your development considered more a specialised retail premises or large scale retail format or garden centre or local distribution premises rather than a standard hardware and building supplies or retail premises. This can have significant implications on the processing of applications, standards applied and potential time delays. Can you move straight into an existing premises without needing any approval and hassle or perhaps also have a cafe?
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your hardware store 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 hardware store simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on many hardware store 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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