St-wise is here to help you navigate the complex laws and procedures of town planning for more positive outcomes, more often.
We understand that when it comes to council applications, permits and objections, the wait is half the battle. As a dynamic team of two, St-wise is committed to providing real-time responses to clients and keeping the cogs turning. No project gets left behind.
As experts in Town Planning services, we are in regular contact with councils and committees. We know the intricacies of the processes, laws and procedures so we can effectively assist developers, architects and individuals across residential, commercial and industrial developments.
St-wise can markedly increase the chances of getting the Council to approve your town planning application. During an initial assessment, we can ensure your development or plans meet local and state government policies while minimising objections from neighbours.
Having overseen thousands of applications, St-wise will accurately pinpoint reasons why your initial application could face rejection and of course, work with you to make the necessary amendments.
Thanks to the team at St-wise Pty Ltd. for taking on our VCAT case against Glen Eira Council. Everyone there was very helpful, informative and professional from the start to finish. Everyone responded to emails & phone calls promptly. Mark Waldon has excellent negotiation skills and knowledge about planning matters. Prior to the hearing we were kept informed about what was happening and they responded promptly to our inquiries; they met us on site to discuss the hearing and took our opinions seriously. At the hearing it became obvious that the research and preparation for the case had been detailed and extensive by Mark Waldon and his team. Their passion and motivation to win got the outcome we were after! We would recommend St-wise to our family and friends in a heart beat.
We used the services of St-wise to represent us regarding a VCAT matter. We went to Council with the dream of building a dual occupancy – one for us to live in and one to sell down the track. After a five month wait, Council refused our application. We approached St-wise through our architect’s recommendation and are so pleased we did. Mark was a wiz at VCAT -He was thorough in his background preparation and eloquent in his presentation. Prior to the hearing, Mark and Mandy were always available to respond to our endless questions about the process either by email or on the phone. Very happy to recommend the services of St-wise and a big thanks for such a great outcome.
I had a complex planning application in the Mornington Peninsula green wedge area. I was resigned to the fact that our initial planning application would be rejected by Council and we would end up at VCAT. Mark and Mandy, together with our property lawyer, prepared the planning application and submitted it to Council. We were all delighted when we received notification that our application had been approved with minimal conditions. I believe the skills and experience of the St-wise team were a critical ingredient in our success.
Mark and his team were great to work with. From the onset of engaging them they were open and transparent about going to VCAT and the potential risks to be taken. I met with Mark and he highlighted the issues that will be raised to which he was able to successfully take care of. Mark has been extremely helpful in putting together a strong argument to have my permit approved. Would definitely recommend! Thank you very much team.
Oh my lord, best news ever, feel like making a thank you speech like those actors at the Oscar awards. Nevertheless I want to thank you guys for a great result and Mark, if you didn’t live so far I’d come over now and give you the biggest hug. This has made my year. Thanks again, Carlo.
Mandy and Mark from St-wise are beyond professional, they not only helped immensely throughout the process, though took personal interest in our situation. We would, and have, recommended St-wise and their services to others. Their approach and communication are second to none, with their detailed, knowledgeable understanding of all aspects of planning and regulations being impeccable. Mark’s intelligent and considered response at our VCAT hearing, undoubtedly influenced the positive final outcome. Thank you again for all your assistance and to ultimately help us achieve the outcome we desired. Yours Sincerely, Drew and Amanda Skinner
The St-Wise team has OVER delivered, by representing myself at VCAT with a successful outcome. Preparation and hearing this month within COVID…WOW!!! The attention to detail, professionalism and experience was second to none. Communication is key to me in any of my day to day dealings with all suppliers and both Mandy and Mark were outstanding, not only attentive to all needs and wants but also clear and to the point. I would NEVER hesitate if and when the need arises to once again engage the St-wise team myself, and or recommend their services to anyone.
I have achieved the best outcomes after going with Mark and Mandy, would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to appeal for their cases. They are extremely well informed, well-mannered and provided helpful tips. I am very satisfied and thank you so much for your work. Happy days and thank you both for your work. Take care, stay safe for now and we shall stay in touch. Thank you, Johnson
I am thankful to Mark & Mandy at St-wise for successfully overturning the initial refusal by Council of a town planning permit for multi-dwelling project in Mount Waverley through VCAT. The application was out of ordinary & challenging and only minor amendment was suggested by St-wise.
St-wise took me along on the journey together with my architect and represented me to VCAT for a positive outcome.
The professionalism, reliability, organisational skills of Mark & Mandy was second to none in the successful outcome of the permit.
If you are a developer or owner of property and want to have a practical and honest town planning solution then my recommendation would be St-wise.
Having built strong working relationships with designers, architects, traffic engineers and industry trade professionals, we can also recommend personnel with proven track records to better your chances of obtaining that permit. Click here to find out more about the Town Planning Process.