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.
You want to get started but want to do the right thing in getting an approval in place. Putting together an application for your renovation 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.
Do You Need Approval – Probably the biggest question on your mind is what can you do without approval, what do you need approval for, and if you do approval what is the quickest past to approval? We cover each of these aspects if you engage us to do a Preliminary Planning Assessment.
Affect on Neighbours – Council will look carefully at the effect your proposal will have on the neighbours. Even an additional window or a large bi-folding door to an alfresco will be scrutinised. You will need the right consultant by your side to get your proposal through safely.
Internal Renovations Still Need Approval – Don’t be fooled by the tradie who just wants to get started who says ‘oh you don’t need approval for that’. Many a property and homeowner have come to us with a notice from council about a renovation that was not done with approval. Be sure to get the right advice on your project before you get started.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your renovation 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 renovation simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of renovation 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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“You guys did a great job getting that application together and approved, especially with all the delays we caused with our indecision and the changes. We heard Hawkesbury Council was not intending to approve any DA’s until the bridge was finished so this DA must’ve been so compliant they couldn’t refuse. Thank you very much. “
“The Council Approval Group provide a broad platform of planning knowledge to enable people to understand the issues and constraints of achieving a proposal. “
To get that success rate it has only come after helping over 14,000 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.
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 14,000+ 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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Our firm currently has the capacity to assist clients with projects located across New South Wales and Victoria. We anticipate being able to offer our services to other states in the near future.
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.