Recent Projects

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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Ivanhoe house made easy

Posted on November 28, 2018 in Recent Projects

Our client came to us after struggling for many months with the planning process and  Banyule City Council, in metropolitan Melbourne. The project was, in itself, fairly simple, but complicated by the many layers of control including  tree removal and heritage issues. Being experts in planning, and sorting out planning problems, we were able to...

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Planning permit assistance for Geelong West townhouses

Posted on November 30, 2016 in Recent Projects

This is a group of two-storey townhouses on very compact allotments. The design demonstrates what can be achieved through a careful assessment of Rescode and planning controls. The high standards achieved meant that there were no objections to the initial planning applications. The ongoing development of the site has achieved a positive contribution to the...

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Planning application consultants for Newcomb garden centre

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Recent Projects

Diaco’s Garden Nursery is coming to Geelong! We successfully obtained a planning permit from the City of Greater Geelong for the development and use of a property on the Bellarine Highway as a garden centre and nursery. This application involved dealing with VicRoads to obtain access to the highway and ensuring traffic safety, as well...

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Homewares and sales planning application, North Geelong

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Recent Projects

Schots Home Emporium is moving its Geelong base to a new location after a planning permit was issued by the City of Greater Geelong. The council initially opposed the move, however after being provided with researched VCAT decisions, and a thorough examination of the planning controls we were able to secure a planning permit for...

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Planning consultant for Ivanhoe medical centre

Posted on November 27, 2016 in Recent Projects

Medical centres in strip shopping centres generally require planning permits. This one was no exception. Managing the planning process so that applications are dealt with speedily and with as little fuss as possible is what we do. Another happy client is able to confidently prepare for relocation to new premises in this vibrant strip shopping...

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Winchelsea dental clinic planning consultants

Posted on November 26, 2016 in Recent Projects

Vicsmart applications are usually dealt with by a council within a 10-day timeframe. In this case an application was made to Surf Coast Shire for a car parking reduction allowing the establishment of a dental practice in the Winchelsea township. By careful assessment of land use definitions and a thorough understanding of the planning controls...

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Planning consultancy service for North Geelong offices and cafes

Posted on October 29, 2016 in Recent Projects

This is an on-going project focused on reusing and recycling former woollen mills. The site is large and home to an important Geelong industry. With the decline of manufacturing generally the site has changed hands and has been the subject of a number of planning permit applications for a variety of uses. We have successfully...

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