The Planning Professionals News & Projects

COVID-19 – planning applications and permits

Posted on April 6, 2020 in News

A while between posts – but we are still operating, despite these strange and difficult times.   Here’s our take on the current situation and how it affects the design and approvals process   The planning, design, approvals, planning permit and DA processes won’t change – they will remain a constant So our suggestion to...

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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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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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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?”  The 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  The Planning Professionals is to be just that, THE planning professionals. A measure of a good planner who is serious...

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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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