Another happy client – VCAT rules

Posted on August 30, 2019 in News

A new client asked for our help after being confronted by a refused planning permit for five townhouses in Highton, Geelong. Despite being in a Residential Growth zone, the Council rejected the proposal for the two storey units. We took the matter to VCAT, sitting in Melbourne, and achieved a successful outcome with a planning...

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Another success…development and subdivision in Norlane

Posted on June 3, 2019 in News, Recent Projects

Norlane, and for that matter, Corio as well, is a hot spot for development and subdivision. The sites are generally large and prices for development sites are reasonable, especially when compared to the Metropolitan area. Being just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and only 15 minutes from the centre of Geelong, Norlane is going though...

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Positive outcome at VCAT – Lakes Entrance

Posted on March 9, 2019 in News, Recent Projects

We have another very happy client, with news from VCAT that an appeal against a Council decision was successful and as a result has saved our client around $260,000! This was the cost for works that the Council was unreasonably asking to be done. East Gippsland Shire Council expected our clients to fully construct a...

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Victoria’s Planners

Posted on September 1, 2018 in News

A question we are often asked is “have you done work in (my) area?” or “Do you have experience with (this or that) Council?” ┬áThe Answer is: Probably, but you’re asking the wrong question. The question shouldn’t be whether you’re experienced in working in this area or that. In Victoria, the planning provisions and principles...

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What can The Planning Professionals do for you?

Posted on April 1, 2018 in News

You know we’re town planners. You know we specialise in planning permits. But, did you know that as well as being a Registered Town Planner and a fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. Our Principle Planner Tufan Chakir is a also a Registered Architect? This simply means that as well as providing the same...

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Is your Town Planner a professional?

Posted on February 28, 2018 in News

Anyone can call themselves a Planner, just like anyone can lodge a planning permit application. It’s simple – until things start to go wrong. The old saying “horses for courses” rings true. The ethos of ┬áThe Planning Professionals is to be just that, THE planning professionals. A measure of a good planner who is serious...

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