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So what’s the difference between a town planner and an urban planner? That’s the question I’d like to explore with you today. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.
Now, you may have approached this video from two different angles. So people that are looking in terms of a career based question, I recommend you go to our careers page. What I want to do is speak today to those people that are looking at hiring a town planner or an urban planner.
Town Planner or Urban PlannerSo a town planner or an urban planner are incredibly important. And often they’re the same things. The terms come from different histories, English, UK based phrases, and then they’ve kind of merged into Australia. And really today, there’s not any difference between the two terms. So that’s the quick definition of the difference between a town planner and urban planner, but I’d like to extend that out a little bit.
Council Town Planner vs. Consultant Town PlannerThere is a difference, a fundamental difference, between a council town planner and a consultant town planner. Or in other words, a council town planner and a private consultant urban/town planner. So a council town planner will tell you what you can’t do, they say. It’s not their job to be able to find the development outcome that you’re looking for. Their job is to assess a lodged application. And so it’s likely that when you talk to them on the telephone, you will not get the answers that you’re looking for. Whereas a consultant town planner, their job is to find opportunities.
There is a difference, a fundamental difference, between a council town planner and a consultant town planner.
Free Gifts For YouAnd so I’d love to be able to offer a couple of things to you. The first is Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. This is based on town planning wisdom, 25 plus years in the business, and my father’s, Max Fragar, 50 plus years in the business. We’ve been able to incorporate that into a very specialized publication for you.
The second thing that I’d like to offer you if you are interested, if you do have a project, if you want to hire a town planner or an urban planner, is to book in an appointment. We’ll be able to then have a 30-minute consultation. It will give us some time together to better understand what you’re trying to achieve and the project you have in mind.
My name is Colin Fragar. I wish you every success and thanks for watching.