Introducing Life Fellow & Registered Town Planner...

Max Fragar

Meet Max Fragar

Principal, Life Fellow of PIA

Max Fragar is a town planner who’s experience spans five decades. As one of Australia’s few Life Fellows of the Planning Institute of Australia and Registered Town Planner, he is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most experienced and prominent Town Planners.

He has helped tens of thousands of people achieve council approval. Max is a ‘can do’ and a ‘make things happen’ kinda guy. His enthusiasm for achieving council approval is contagious.

I don’t know of any other firm our size that has decided to focus on the average Australian property or business owner. With my team, I enjoy pulling a rabbit out of a hat for a client, and then seeing the value it adds to their life.


From the humble residential development to major projects, Max has seen it all over the past 50 years.

  • Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia (the highest level within the town planning profession),
  • Registered Planner
  • Director of Planning within Local Government (20yrs)
  • The principal of Fragar Planning & Development (22yrs)

Worth Noting

You’d think after having such an impact on his profession, communities, and clients that Max would be now traveling the world. Most would. But he’s also been doing that for 50 odd years. But two challenges stop Max retiring: 1) He can’t play golf, and 2) Retirement is about doing what you love and enjoying life – and there is nothing he enjoys more than to help people unleash their dreams through the right council approval.

Just Some of Max Fragar's 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.

Want to learn more about a PPA and how to get one? Book a FREE CONSULT

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.

Check out our current team

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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