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 and investors.
Putting together a townhouse 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.
Car parking – Car parking for multi dwelling housing can often be the deciding factor which can make or break your development. However, a council may be agreeable to your development providing alternative contributions towards public infrastructure in lieu of allowing a reduction to on site parking rate. How do you know what type of contribution or agreement is appropriate and how do you negotiate these solutions with your council?
Design considerations – State policy has recently been upgraded. Not all architects are familiar with these policies and choice of the wrong architect could land you in unforeseeable problems in getting the plans to meet the state and local requirements for well-designed buildings and strata plans.
Scale of development – Developers need to realise maximum returns on their residential flat buildings, and this can put them on a collision course with council or their neighbours, who want to see a lower density of development to preserve streetscape character. How do you go about reaching an ideal balance where you achieve economic returns but not at the expense of streetscape character? Having a good rapport with council’s and minimising resident objections can make a difference in getting your approval over the line.
Appeal rights – What if your council decided not to approve your DA for a multi dwelling housing proposal? What if you believe that you have strong grounds to appeal council’s refusal of your DA through the NSW Land and Environment Court? How do you know what the correct appeal process is? Who can you get to help you pull together all the legal documents that will need to be prepared and lodged with the Court.
We understand that getting to the point of having the right approval for your townhouse 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 townhouses simple and as pain free as possible.
We’ve worked on hundreds of townhouse 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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