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.
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.
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.
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