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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 PlannerIf 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.