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Holiday Let

Holiday Let

Here Are Some of the Issues You’ll Face…

Holiday Let

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.

What Rules Do I Need to Comply With?

Having worked on over 50 Holiday Let proposals and projects over the past 25 years common compliance rules and questions to consider are


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.

Holiday Let

And Here’s How We Can Help…

Holiday Let

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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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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