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TOWN PLANNING

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Our Town Planning team will provide you with sustainable solutions for all types of developments. Whether it is subdivisions, duplexes, multi-unit dwellings or large scale developments, we can assist with Feasibility Investigations, Development Applications and Plan Sealing.​

SUBDIVISIONS

Whether a small 1 into 2 Reconfiguration of a Lot, or over 100 Lots across several stages, we can lodge and manage an application to Council, with the goal of gaining Council approval and achieving the best possible outcome for our client. 

Our team will also prepare the required Proposal Plan to be submitted to Council. This can be supported by Development Plans. Following approval and construction, we can provide the required Plan Sealing services to gain Council's endorsement, and ultimately separates Titles. 

MULTIPLE DWELLINGS

'Multiple Dwellings' include dwelling clusters of 3 or more units. This includes Town Houses, Units & Apartments.

DUPLEXES

Also commonly referred to by Councils as 'Dual Occupancy'. This use can be strata titled to result in separate Titles for each unit. This is done through a Community Titles Scheme which will include a body corporate.  Each Council has different items to address and minimum requirements which we can advise on. 

NEW DWELLINGS & EXTENSIONS TO EXISTING DWELLINGS

Quite often an overlay will affect a property which triggers the requirement for any new dwelling or extensions to gain Development Approval from Council. For example, within Brisbane City Council, any new dwellings within the Traditional Building Character overlay will require an application to be made to Council. Council approval is also required when the minimum requirements (setbacks, site cover, height etc) are to be exceeded. 

SECONDARY DWELLINGS

Also known as a  'Granny Flat' or 'Auxillary Unit'. Majority of Council's will generally include a 'self-assessable' option where meeting certain requirements, meaning no Development Approval is required and you will just need to contact your Building Certifier to gain Building Approval. However when these certain requirements nominated by Council are not met, an application must be lodged to Council to gain approval. 

STANDARD FORMAT PLAN & BUILDING FORMAT PLAN

These types of survey plans are required to facilitate separate Titles of the following uses:

  • Reconfiguration of a Lot (subdivision)

  • Multiple Dwellings (apartments, units, townhouses)

  • Duplexes (Dual Occupancy)

  • Building Format Plans

When a Development Approval is granted by Council, we will prepare a compliance report which addresses and demonstrates compliance of each condition. We will ensure the Plan Sealing is as seamless as possible to ensure time effective lodgement. ​As a surveying firm, we manage and coordinate a significant number of plan sealing applications each year for a wide range of uses with a very high success rate. 

EASEMENT SURVEY PLANS & ROAD RESUMPTION

Council will often impose requirements upon a Lot that require the preparation of a Survey Plan for an Easement or a Road Resumption. These plans will require the approval from Council. We can lodge these plans to Council on your behalf and gain Councils endorsement. 

DEVELOPMENT

If you have limited or no knowledge of the Development Application process, we can facilitate and assist with your development

  • Liaison with consultants and contractors engaged on the project, including:

    • Engineers;

    • Other Surveyors;

    • Council;

    • Electrical consultants;

    • Telecommunications providers; and

    • Solicitors.

  • Compiling documentation for inclusion with the Plan Sealing Application to demonstrate compliance.

  • Finalise any outstanding project works required as part of compliance assessment.