St-wise offers a full range of town planning services for people wanting to undertake a residential development project.
Residential developments that require the assistance of an expert town planning service include:
– A residential development project that includes two or more dwellings
– New buildings, or alterations, or additions to a building in a heritage area
– Alterations and/or additions to a dwelling that is heritage listed
– A development on a smaller lot (some Council’s may consider a smaller lot to be less than 300sqm, and others less than 500sqm)
St-wise offers the following residential development services:
- Pre-application and design advice – St-wise can provide design recommendations to ensure that the development responds to the site’s potential and its surrounds. This ensures that the property developer gets the best yield from a given site.
- Advocacy – St-wise can liaise with Council and any other stakeholders about a residential development project and provide representation at any Council meetings.
- Planning permits – St-wise prepare a superior quality Town Planning Report to accompany planning drawings and applications. We offer two levels of service for town planning reports. Level one is the preparation of a town planning report which includes the following:
– A clear and precise explanation of how the proposal meets the purposes of the zone and local neighbourhood character;
– An assessment of how the proposal meets Local and State Planning Policy;
– Justification for any diversions from planning policies;
– A ResCode assessment for medium density developments or any other assessment depending on the circumstances; and
– Digital images of the site and surrounds.
Level two services include the overseeing of the entire town planning process which includes a town planning report as identified above as well as:
– Ongoing liaisons with designer and client;
– Ongoing liaisons with Council and attendance at any relevant Council and officer meetings during the process;
– Preparation of the town planning application paperwork for Council; and
– Organising notification and advertising of town planning application in accordance with Council requirements.
- Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appeals – we can represent you at VCAT. When all else fails VCAT will 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.