If you’re feeling overwhelmed or drowning in endless paperwork and compliance, you’re not alone.
If you are not a town planner, dealing with Council can be a nightmare, not to mention very expensive. Plus, we’re pretty sure, you have better things to do.
That’s where we fit. It’s what we do, all day, every day. With a team of 20+ highly knowledgeable town planners and architects, we’re great at what we do.
Our Town Planners Used To Work for Council
Having worked for council means that our team speaks the same language as council staff, giving your project the best chance.
Five decades of experience
Since the 1970’s our team has been helping people achieve council approval.
Founded on the shoulders of a father and son team, with values of integrity, respect & perseverance.
Our 10+ town planners are based in the suburbs of Sydney, Blue Mountains andregional NSW, so we can give you local knowledge.
19,786+ Projects – We get results
We get results with council. After 19,786+ projects, that’s why they call us the “Council Approval Experts”.
No job too small
We specialize in helping the average person on achieving their dreams for their property or business.
We make the path smooth
Leave the challenge of dealing with local government to the experts
We push the boundaries
By challenging the expectations of our industry we believe we can redefine the value that we offer.
“We received our DA approval within 3 months, just like what they have communicated at the start of the process. It is a great pleasure to work with the team. I would highly recommend them to anyone that is applying for a DA.”
“I like it because I don’t have to do anything… The team at the Council Approval Group knows what they do. Good job guys.”
“We needed a town planner as a matter of urgency in order to equip us to confidently bid on a property at auction. I engaged them and received a thorough assessment within 2 days! I was very grateful for their honest approach.”
“From our first phone call we gained a sense of confidence… This was our first development and they coached us through the whole process… Even though we are beginners they communicated to us in a respectful and informative way. We would recommend their services.”
“The team were totally professional and a huge support… the detail and attention given to our project gave us full confidence in their work. ”
“They had the skills, knowledge and experience to get a better outcome than I had hoped for. I would recommend them for any development application whether the project is straightforward or more complicated.”
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.
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.
If you are ready to remove all of the hassle and stress out of the Council Approval process, then it’s time to claim your Free 30-Minute Consultation.
In your Free phone discussion you’ll have the opportunity to share why you need approval, what development type you’ll need it for, and if we’re a good fit to work together.
Then based on our chat, and our proven formula, we’ll often recommend a Preliminary Planning Assessment (PPA) as the first step to unlock any hidden value that may be hiding within your property to help maximise the potential of it for you. Before jumping into a hearty development application, we love showing our clients how just this simple step can add tens of thousands of dollars in value to their project.