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Seniors Housing or People With A Disability

Here Are Some of the Issues You’ll Face…

Seniors Housing or People With A Disability

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 business owners.

Putting together a council application for seniors housing (or people with a disability) can be extremely hard and tiring and dealing with local government 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 40 seniors housing projects over the past 25 years common compliance rules and questions to consider are:


Development standards – The legislation controlling seniors housing is quite complex. Will a Site Compatability Certificate (SCC) be required and will it fall under the State legislation? If a Site Compatability Certificate is issued it does not mean that you will, therefore, receive development approval. You will need careful advice to navigate your project through the approval process.


Defining your development – Did you know your plans for seniors housing or people with a disability can be classified as a residential care facility, a hostel, self-contained dwellings and then a choice of a vertical village? How do you know which one to pursue, depending on what would be in your best interests? What may seem like very minor details in your business plans could make the difference in the type of approval required.


Bushfire evacuation measures – Your DA for seniors housing may need to be accompanied by a bushfire evacuation plan if your site is located within bushfire prone land.Council will want to be certain that the area has suitable facilities where people can be evacuated in the event of a fire, for example, the number of hospitals and other facilities providing care to the residents of the facilities within the locality, the number of beds within those hospitals and facilities and the number of schools within the area.How would you go about preparing a bushfire evacuation plan?


Design for seniors housing – Seniors housing design can be complex and requires special considerations that address matters such as neighbourhood amenity and streetscape,accessibility and location.In fact there are architects who specialise in designing only for this type of development.You are likely to need help in finding the right architect that is familiar with seniors housing requirements, understands about the particular design aspects of seniors housing and also the specialist requirements for designing for frail people or people with a disability.

Seniors Housing or People With A Disability

And Here’s How We Can Help…

Seniors Housing or People With A Disability

We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your seniors housing project 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 seniors housing simple and as pain free as possible.

We’ve worked on over 40 seniors housing 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.

Ready to get started? Book in for your Free 30 minute consultation.

Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all the help you have given me through my development application… It has been full of many challenges but we won in the end…. I have Development Consent!

Natasha Shandler, Business Owner

Thanks to Council Approval Group we now have council approval for our café… If it wasn’t for them we probably wouldn’t be trading right now or wouldn’t have the approval we needed. I would recommend Council Approval Group to any business owner needing council approval to operate their business. They know the rules of the game and keep you informed along the way as your application progresses

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Just Some of Our 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.

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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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