You might be wondering why you need a town planner to help with a development application in the first place.
In this video, Max Fragar, Principal Planner and PIA Life Fellow, shares why you need a planner by your side.
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Or for those that prefer to read, here is a transcript of the video…
G’day. Why do you need a town planner by your side? I’m Max Fragar from the Council Approval Group.
Why You Need a Town Planner
Why do you need a town planner by your side? I’ve been a planner for 50 odd years. What’s happened in New South Wales and other parts of Australia is that the planning process has become quite complex. It has become a profession. It’s become a need in its own.
You need a town planner because the process is complicated. You’ve probably already come to us because you’ve realized how complex it is. Sometimes it’s stressful. You don’t understand the multiple layers of planning legislation. There can be six different layers of planning legislation.
The planner’s expertise is to understand all that and then to pull a project together.
How We Help You
The planner will be talking with you. The planner will talk the language with the council town planner. So when the council planner talks about streetscape or amenity or ecology or setbacks, our planner understands the language and talks the language with the council planner. But will talk with you in a way that you understand and will pull the project together. The town planner will work with the architect, will work with the council planner, and will work with you. They talk the language and they’ll do the best result for you.