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 investors.
Putting together a New Age Boarding House (NGBH) 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.
What is a New Generation Boarding House (NGBH)? – A boarding house provides a form of low cost rental accommodation for a wide range of tenants including singles, retirees, students and young couples. Traditional boarding houses generally offer tenants shared facilities, while new generation boarding houses have a larger focus on providing tenants with self-contained rooms.
Affordable housing – Did you know that a New Age Boarding House (NGBH) development is also covered by a state policy which deals with affordable housing? State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 restricts council’s ability to refuse a development application based on certain conditions. It gives bonus floor space ratio incentives as well as reduced private open space and car parking requirements. But what does this mean, and how does this benefit you in your application for a boarding house development with council? You may be surprised to learn that a boarding house is achievable on your site.
Fire rating standards – There are many complicated local and state legislative requirements for fire rating of a New Age Boarding House (NGBH). It is essential that the design of the New Age Boarding House (NGBH) factor in these standards. But how will you know what these standards are? How will you make sure that your chosen architect is qualified to design a boarding house that also achieves the appropriate design standards to comply with the fire rating legislation and codes?
Location – You decide to apply to council for a New Age Boarding House (NGBH) development in a well established suburb and within a zone that permits boarding house developments. However, the local residents form a petition to council strongly objecting to the establishment of a New Age Boarding House (NGBH) in their area as they are worried that it will detrimentally impact on their residential amenity and lead to a lowering of their house values. How would you address these potential issues in your development application to council? How do you demonstrate that grounds of objection to a development application will only hold legal weight if they are based on certain planning principles?
Development Standards – There are grounds upon which Council cannot refuse a consent for this type of housing under the State Policy. Let us help you clearly outline how your development complies and should be approved based on matters such as local/neighbourhood character, location to transport services, bulk and scale, height, overlooking of neighbours and privacy, solar access, streetscape amenity, landscape design, private open space, accommodation sizes/facilities, suitable plan of management and parking and traffic impacts.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your New Age Boarding House (NGBH) 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 New Age Boarding House (NGBH) simple and as pain free as possible
We’ve worked on over 40 New Age Boarding House (NGBH) 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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