This is a handy guide to understanding the sometimes lengthy process to getting town planning approval for your project. We believe the key to a successful and speedy outcome is in the planning or Pre-Application phase. While we can’t change the regulated steps an application goes through (as mandated by the State Government), a well … Read more
Are you feeling a little cramped 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 know the types of buildings available and what meets your needs. A planning permit is always needed to build a second dwelling … Read more
With only a few minutes of your time and the cost of a telephone call you can potentially save thousands of dollars or a lot of heartache! I have seen people caught out after buying a home, either because they didn’t understand the restrictions on their own property or have failed to check if any … Read more
Every local council in Victoria has local planning policy – and some have more than others! It is important to understand the local policies that apply to your project to make sure that your project won’t become derailed. Generally policies are formed for the most popular types of developments or in response to significant issues … Read more
So, you have seen an advertisement on a neighbouring property about a proposed development – what next? The Development First, you need to see the plans. You may have to go to the council office or you may be able to view something online. Contact the council to find out. To object or not to … Read more
While doing some research for a project recently I found this really useful website called Housing In Victoria. It has been set up to provide data on housing and housing affordability indicators. It is an interactive website with a number of different indicators and data sets that can be selected. You can also select what … Read more
Doing some research with the local council town planning department before you settle on a property for your business may save you from a costly mistake. As they say forewarned is forearmed.