How Long Does It Take To Get A Planning Permit?

“How long will the planning permit process take?” This is one of the first questions people ask me, and one of the most difficult to answer. The short answer is quite a long time, and longer than many people realise! The reason why it is a difficult question to answer is because the planning process … Read more

Removing a Restrictive Covenant

Don’t be caught out by a covenant over your land title.  A planning permit can’t be approved if it is contrary to a restrictive covenant on the title.  If there is a covenant it will need to varied or removed before the proposal can be considered.  We frequently get contacted by people who are either … Read more

The Difference Between Town Planning Permits and Building Permits

  The town planning process provides developers, home owners and builders with a planning permit. Sometimes this can be confused with a building permit.  I will explain the differences below. Building permits are written approval that demonstrates that your project complies with the relevant building legislation and codes and will be built correctly. You apply … Read more