Town Planning – Commercial

St-wise provides a full range of planning services that cater to people wanting to undertake commercial development.

This can include the need to fulfil Council requirements due to a change of usage. There may also be a need for a professional to assist with the increase of commercial floor area at a premise, or to justify a reduction or waiver in car parking.

St-wise offers the following services for commercial developments:

  • Pre-planning advice – we can provide design recommendations to ensure that the development responds to the site’s potential and its surrounds.
  • Advocacy – we can liaise with Council and organise community consultation if required for a project, and provide representation at any Council meetings
  • Planning permits – we prepare a superior quality Town Planning Report to accompany planning drawings or applications or to respond to Council requirements where necessary
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appeals – we prepare the paperwork(including notifications), liaise with expert witnesses and present at VCAT. When all else fails, VCAT can make a ruling when there is a dispute on a planning matter between the developer and Council or the developer and other stakeholders including neighbours.

Contact St-wise to discuss your commercial development project. We can provide initial advice about your project and provide information regarding Council requirements free of charge.