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As you embark on your new business project it is important to know that it is not just the change of use or building works that may require a planning permit. The business signage you put up on and around the building may also need...

Not sure if a property you own or want to buy has a covenant on it? Before you get stuck with something like that I'll cover how you can quickly check the title for that information. Firstly, this is an example of a land title,...

Are you feeling a little cramped at home and looking to utilise some space from your backyard? Before deciding whether to build a unit, granny flat or studio on your land it is important to understand what each of these are and what can best...

We know our clients sometimes feel like planners have invented another language!  To help you out we have written some definitions of some of the planning terms that you might encounter during your planning application. NOD This stands for Notice of Decision.  It is formal notice that...

The short answer is yes, you can apply for an extension of time to your planning permit. Every Council has a process for you to apply to extend your time on a planning permit, either to extend the time to commence or the time...

After a planning permit gets issued how long do you have to act on it?  Make sure you know, as if you forget to watch your time limit you could end up with an expired permit and have to go through the process all over again! There...

Is your property adjacent to a Transport Zone? Not sure what that means? Read on for information on how it might affect you. When looking at a Planning Certificate or Zoning Map of your property, you might see that the land is adjacent to a different...

Tree removal in urban properties may be needed for a number of reasons: To make way for an addition or a new dwelling To make space in the yard To remove a problem tree or to maintain tree health Before picking up that chainsaw it is a good idea...