Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Town Planning Consultant

There is a saying that ‘property development is easy to get into, but hard to get out. Concepts like site due diligence and feasibility are both key parts of a process that is both very challenging and rewarding; property development. Whether it’s a new home, a town center, airport, business park, or commercial structures before you consider a project, there are a lot of hurdles you must overcome; and the most crucial of them all is understanding the limitations and opportunities of your property and working with a Town Planning Consultant to gain a successful planning approval through Council.

The whole process of applying for planning approval is undoubtedly time-consuming and may end up very costly when not done properly. This is the phase of the project where a professional town planning consultant is needed the most. 

So why hire them? Here’s just among the countless reasons why you should:

1. Compliance, Assessment & Paperwork Made Easy – application for planning permission involves assessment against specific performance outcomes within a Council’s planning scheme. This process can be daunting and time-consuming. Without the experience and knowledge in this area, you can cause costly mistakes such as a site redesign. Leave it to the pros instead. This saves you from all the hassles and the stress brought about by the complicated process. 

2. Position yourself for Approval – the application needs to comply with all the health, safety, and environmental regulations, as well as other local laws to ensure quick approval. These are typically outlined by Council and quite often require experience or a creative approach to resolve. A professional town planner will make sure your application meets all these requirements or advise where a strategic argument is required to make sure you are in the best position to achieve approval. This includes addressing issues during lodgement, responding to Council’s information request, seeking post-approval negotiated outcomes, and preparing Court appeals.

3. Save Time and Money – one of the many challenges of property development, aside from the paperwork and documentation, there is a need to collaborate with all experts in the field – surveyors, architects, engineers. Your town planner can help you bring together the most reliable professionals to get your project up and running right away.  Moreover, these experts will also save you from costly re-submission fees for failed applications. Most importantly, you save lots of time from having to familiarise yourself with all the ins and outs of the urban development process.
Quite often planners negotiated outcomes between experts to achieve a functional development with appealing design whilst still making sure your development meets all the requirements of the local planning scheme.

4. Cost-Effective Solutions – these professionals know exactly how to work around the budget you set and how to avoid unnecessary fees and expenses. They serve as your primary contact in all development projects, providing you seamless connections to both the local council and other industry experts. 

5. Comprehensive Services – town planning consultants offer more than just “planning”. They can help you in almost all aspects of your project such as the preparation and assessment of the development applications, collaboration with other property development experts, setting realistic budget and timeline, determination of potential issues and problems, and a lot more.

The Bottom Line

Hiring a professional town planning consultant, who is knowledgeable in handling development projects of all shapes and sizes, and familiar with the local laws, planning schemes and regulations is unquestionably very beneficial. Your town planner should make you feel comfortable with your project and give you clarity about the strategy to achieving success. They should connect you with and assist in co-ordinating experts, respond to complex planning issues and assist you in understanding all aspects of your project.

If you are looking to partner with an experienced town planner in Brisbane, look no further than Town Planner Brisbane. Find out how we can help you. Get in touch with us today. 

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Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Town Planning Consultant

There is a saying that ‘property development is easy to get into, but hard to get out. Concepts like site due diligence and feasibility are both key parts of a process that is both very challenging and rewarding; property development. Whether it’s a new home, a town center, airport, business park, or commercial structures before you consider a project, there are a lot of hurdles you must overcome; and the most crucial of them all is understanding the limitations and opportunities of your property and working with a Town Planning Consultant to gain a successful planning approval through Council.

The whole process of applying for planning approval is undoubtedly time-consuming and may end up very costly when not done properly. This is the phase of the project where a professional town planning consultant is needed the most.

So why hire them? Here’s just among the countless reasons why you should:

1. Compliance, Assessment & Paperwork Made Easy – application for planning permission involves assessment against specific performance outcomes within a Council’s planning scheme. This process can be daunting and time-consuming. Without the experience and knowledge in this area, you can cause costly mistakes such as a site redesign. Leave it to the pros instead. This saves you from all the hassles and the stress brought about by the complicated process. 

2. Position yourself for Approval – the application needs to comply with all the health, safety, and environmental regulations, as well as other local laws to ensure quick approval. These are typically outlined by Council and quite often require experience or a creative approach to resolve. A professional town planner will make sure your application meets all these requirements or advise where a strategic argument is required to make sure you are in the best position to achieve approval. This includes addressing issues during lodgement, responding to Council’s information request, seeking post-approval negotiated outcomes, and preparing Court appeals.

3. Save Time and Money – one of the many challenges of property development, aside from the paperwork and documentation, there is a need to collaborate with all experts in the field – surveyors, architects, engineers. Your town planner can help you bring together the most reliable professionals to get your project up and running right away.  Moreover, these experts will also save you from costly re-submission fees for failed applications. Most importantly, you save lots of time from having to familiarise yourself with all the ins and outs of the urban development process.
Quite often planners negotiated outcomes between experts to achieve a functional development with appealing design whilst still making sure your development meets all the requirements of the local planning scheme.

4. Cost-Effective Solutions – these professionals know exactly how to work around the budget you set and how to avoid unnecessary fees and expenses. They serve as your primary contact in all development projects, providing you seamless connections to both the local council and other industry experts.

5. Comprehensive Services – town planning consultants offer more than just “planning”. They can help you in almost all aspects of your project such as the preparation and assessment of the development applications, collaboration with other property development experts, setting realistic budget and timeline, determination of potential issues and problems, and a lot more.

The Bottom Line

Hiring a professional town planning consultant, who is knowledgeable in handling development projects of all shapes and sizes, and familiar with the local laws, planning schemes and regulations is unquestionably very beneficial. Your town planner should make you feel comfortable with your project and give you clarity about the strategy to achieving success. They should connect you with and assist in co-ordinating experts, respond to complex planning issues and assist you in understanding all aspects of your project.

If you are looking to partner with an experienced town planner in Brisbane, look no further than Town Planner Brisbane. Find out how we can help you. Get in touch with us today.

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