Most of the time, you can’t establish or modify your industrial property without a planning permit. But why let this hold you up? At Change of Plan, we have the expertise to get your planning permit application in order – and your project underway sooner.
The owner of an existing warehouse was looking to increase their floor area. Adding a mezzanine seemed like a good way to create internal office space.
As with many internal expansion projects, clients often mistakenly believe they won’t need a planning permit since the building’s exterior will remain the same. However, increased floor areas often create the need for more parking – and councils must be convinced that this is practical in the given locale.
Our town planners demonstrated that the proposed change would have minimal impact on the industrial complex. By providing a simple yet comprehensive report, Council had all the relevant information to make a timely decision.
The application also qualified for VicSmart’s fast-track process – and our client’s project was approved within just a few weeks.
‘Our company engaged Change of Plan to assist with a planning permit. It was a pleasure working with them. They took the time to understand our requirements and liaised with Council to obtain a positive outcome for us.’
‘We engaged Change of Plan on a number of projects. Their input and detailed approach were incredibly valuable. Their partnership has been an important aspect of my design strategy – with an exceptional response time and honest approach. I recommend them highly to other designers, developers and architects.’
‘Change of Plan achieved an incredibly fast turnaround – and the result was everything I hoped for. I was impressed with their professionalism and personal approach. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to save time, money and stress.’
'Melanie was of great assistance in helping me prepare for a VCAT case against a development next door to us. She gave me an idea of what to expect, how to present and then helped me ensure my presentation was thorough and accurate. I felt much more confident knowing that I was walking in there prepared. The outcome was mostly in our favour and it was a suggestion of Melanie's that I think got us over the line. Thank you for your help Change of Plan - I wouldn't hesitate to use you again if I find myself back at VCAT!'