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.
Some local government areas will require you to put together an application before you can legally use your house a Holiday Let. Putting together a Holiday Let 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, every day. 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.
Permissibility – While Holiday Lets have traditionally been in residential areas, resident concern about impact on residential amenity has often given Holiday Lets a bad name. How do you get your DA approval through council when it is likely to attract resident objection and prove it will have minimal impact on the neighbourhood?
Car parking – You have fantastic ideas for your Holiday Let, however, your site is small and may not be able to accommodate the on site parking rate that council requires. How do you demonstrate in your DA that the lack of on site parking will not place extra burden on existing infrastructure? How do you get around the town planning rules and potentially avoid costly council contributions?
Defining your development – Did you know your Holiday Let may actually be considered a form of tourist and visitor accommodation? What may seem like very minor details in your business plan could make the difference in the type of approval required, fire safety requirements, disabled access/facilities.
Licensing – Your Holiday Let may need a DA, however there are likely to be other approvals and licenses outside of the council DA requirements. The NSW Government is implementing a new regulatory framework for short-term Holiday Let accommodation. This includes a state-wide planning framework, a mandatory Code of Conduct and changes to strata legislation. The NSW Government is also considering the introduction of a new industry-led property register. These are just some of the matters you will need consider as part of your proposal and elaborate upon in the DA to council.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your Holiday Let 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 Holiday Let simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on over 50 Holiday Let proposals 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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