Town Planning Services
We help you get Development Applications and Complying Development through council. Our town planning services are aimed at large commercial, industrial and multi-use developments, as well as private homes and extensions.
No job is too big or too small for the team at E Planning. Why? Because every job presents its own unique challenges, which contribute greatly to the collective expertise of the group.
Read more about how we helped this homeowner lodge a Section 8.3.
When architect Peter Rass, Director of PRD Architects in Wollongong, took on the job of designing an extension to a property he had designed alterations for some years before, he was expecting everything to run smoothly.
After all, this was a building he knew well, in a neighbourhood he was familiar with, for a client he had worked with previously.
But sometimes, things don’t always meet expectations. The council rejected the Development Application proposal.
Mostly, the council cited concerns from direct neighbours. Peter set to work amending the plans but also decided to call the team of town planning consultants at E Planning.
“We use town planners all the time, but this was such a straightforward job, I didn’t think we’d need one. But I asked Barry to get involved when the local council knocked us back. I thought his expertise and no-nonsense approach would be really beneficial in submitting a section 8.3,” says Peter. “Barry and his team’s ability to make the council process run smoothly is invaluable to architects like myself, because it frees us up from having to manage the process.”
Under New South Wales planning guidelines, you can request a review if your Development Application has been rejected or refused by the local council.
This requires lodging a Section 8.3, and this must be done within six months of the date that the application was determined.
There is a fee for lodging the application, and a prescribed form, and lodgement can be done online via the NSW Planning Portal.
After the Section 8.3 application has been assessed, if you are still unhappy with the determination or outcome, then the next step is to proceed to the Land and Environment Court of NSW.
You must lodge an appeal with the Land and Environment Court within six months of the date of the council decision.
E Planning has experience lodging Section 8.3 applications and can also represent clients in the Land and Environment Court of NSW if necessary.
A modern two-storey boarding house in our town planning Lilyfield project presented a range of challenges for the architect and the E Planning team as they navigated the Development Application process.
No job is too big or too small for the team at E Planners. Why? Because every job presents its own unique challenges, which contribute to the group’s expertise. This is how our town planning expertise for the Mount Kiera project reached success.
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