What Is A Town Planner And How Can They Help You?

Are you wondering what is a town planner, exactly? Maybe you want to know how they can help and why you need one.

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Hi Colin Fragar here from Council Approval Group. I’d like to answer for you what is a town planner and what do they do. Now if you are looking for a career in town planning, this is not the video for you. Please go to our careers page and good luck with everything there.

What I want to focus on today is how does a consultant town planner help you. How does it help you to move forward with council approval? What is their role in the project formulation and why should you have one? So a town planner is an incredible person in that they understand the council rules.

Benefits of a Town Planner

If you’re thinking about any type of project, if you’re talking about a granny flat, secondary dwelling, dual occupancy, a subdivision or any sort of commercial development, whatever it is your focused on, a good consultant town planner will do a number of things. First of all they will work out what is the highest and best use for your property, whereas a drafting or an architect will usually design to a design brief. They will usually keep within council rules so the approval goes through without any mishaps. However, a town planner, because they usually have worked for council, understands the legislation and sometimes, like my father, they’ve written the legislation. They understand discrepancies, they understand loopholes, tricks and things that they can get through council which they may not otherwise.

They understand discrepancies, they understand loopholes, tricks and things that they can get through council which they may not otherwise.

Example of What a Town Planner Can Do

An example is one of my own personal projects. We recently bought a corner lot property which we thought we could just get a secondary dwelling on. It in fact turned out to be one we could subdivide using a dual occupancy. It didn’t meet the requirements of council but we were able to get it through because we had experience in the field. We were able to use a special report that allows for departures and we can talk to you more about that.

Free Resources For You

If you would like to learn more about how a town planner can help you. Please grab your copy of Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval, which I’m happy to send out to you free of charge. There are a whole bunch of tips and tricks in here including the biggest mistakes people make in dealing with council. The other thing is, if you are looking for a town planner we would love to be able to work with you. If you would like to claim your free 30-minute consultation please book in an appointment and we’ll talk to you then.