In this video, Max Fragar, Principal Planner and PIA Life Fellow, shares what you need to know about the project strategy session.
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G’day. I’m Max Fragar from the Council Approval Group. What is a project strategy session?
What can you expect from it? It is a very, very important part of the process.You’ve already made a big step by coming as far as a preliminary assessment. And you’ve received a report that was done by one of our senior planners.
Components of a Project Strategy SessionThe project strategy session basically has three components. The first will be clarifications. We need to clarify some things like: what is your investment strategy? Is it for long term rental return? Or is it for capital gain? Is it to give you flexibility to sell part of the site and move on and do another project? Or is it both of those? So, that’s one of the clarifications. It might have become clearer that you’ve got other options. Are you prepared to consider demolition on redevelopment? Or do you want to retain what’s on site? So we get those clarifications upfront.
The second part of the strategy session is to go through the report and to explain all of those complicated town planning rules and regulations. It can be hundreds of rules but that’s what we do.
The third part of it is deciding what we are going to do. Where do we go from here? What’s the future? At that point, we will all know about your investment strategy and preferences. We’ll know various things. We’ll know the rules and will be able to say what we would do if we were in your position. We can say this is the way forward and we can do this for you. When you engage us you will work through the whole project with the senior planner who has been part of that discussion.