House to medical centre? Warehouse to gym? Cafe to nightclub? Whatever you want your premises to become, Change of Plan wants to help you make it happen. Deeply familiar with local government regulations across Melbourne, we’ll do all the grunt work – so you can focus on the exciting part: launching your business!
We prepare robust change of use applications for time-poor business owners like you who need fast, cost-effective solutions.
Considering buying a property for your new venture? We’ll give you all the preliminary advice you need.
We’ll submit an application to Council so that you can bring your vision to life. This includes the town planning report and all other necessary information.
We lodge your change of use application, follow up with Council – and respond promptly to all requests or queries that may arise.
ZeroSix Training approached Change of Plan for advice on transforming a warehouse into a CrossFit gym.
Due to the industrial nature of the surrounds, we could see a potential challenge for our client: parking.
With limited parking onsite and in the immediate area, there was a risk that Council would request an external Traffic Study. These studies are expensive and time-consuming. So, if possible, best avoided.
When we prepared the permit application, we included information to show Council that there was enough parking without the need for a Traffic Study.
Council approved the permit and endorsed the plans – and development began without unnecessary costs or delays.
A boutique New Zealand brewer wanted to open a small-scale brewery and bar in an industrial zone which neighboured a residential area.
It was a rare situation where the establishment had both an industrial and non-industrial component.
Faced with two conflicting demands, our client needed to demonstrate:
After engaging Change of Plan, our client successfully demonstrated that both uses were appropriate. We showed that neither the brewery or bar would negatively impact the industrial or residential surrounds.
Council approved the change of use application and gave the brewery-bar the green light!
‘We are very impressed with Change of Plan’s work. They kept us up-to-date on the project’s progress, all our inquiries were responded to promptly – and our planning permit arrived right on schedule.’
‘I was guided through the entire process of my application. The team at Change of Plan was exceptional in their approach to removing my property’s restrictive covenant. In the end, they achieved the best outcome for me.’
'Change of Plan was a tremendous help to us as we started up our new business. We found Carli and Mel to be very professional, informative and responsive and we felt at ease knowing they were taking care of our planning for us. Very highly recommended!'
‘The team at Change of Plan handled everything professionally. We engaged them to manage a permit application with Bayside City Council and were more than satisfied with all outcomes – the cost, execution and result.’