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Development Approval In 10 Days!

Development Approval In 10 Days!

If you want to build a new home, renovate your home, add a granny flat or a swimming pool, you may be able to apply for a quick 10 day approval. Under the NSW Government’s State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Code) 2008 and the NSW Housing Code, […]

Planning For The Growth & Development Of Melbourne

Planning For The Growth & Development Of Melbourne

Over the next two years the Victorian Government will be preparing a new metropolitan planning strategy to manage Melbourne’s growth and change. The strategy will contribute to the overall vision for the State including links with regional Victoria. The strategy will help guide Melbourne’s growth and change over the next 30-40 […]

Just Because Your Feasibility Stacks Up, Doesn’t Mean That It “Stacks Up”

Just Because Your Feasibility Stacks Up, Doesn’t Mean That It “Stacks Up”

The allure of property development to many people seems too attractive. People perceive developers as fat cats with cigars and Ferraris and believe that property development is how you get there. We have seen people buy a property, spend money on some drawings, gain a development approval and then… either […]

The Top 5 Factors Other Than Zoning That Affect Development Potential

The Top 5 Factors Other Than Zoning That Affect Development Potential

  Most investors and real estate professionals understand the importance of zoning when it comes to determining the development potential of a property. Government authorities allocate zones that set out the various purposes for which a property may be used or developed. However, often investors and their advisors overlook crucial […]

Wyong Council’s Draft Local Environmental Plan On Exhibition (Draft Wyong LEP)

Wyong Council’s Draft Local Environmental Plan On Exhibition (Draft Wyong LEP)

Three important planning documents that will guide the direction of development in the Wyong Local Government Area (LGA) for the next 25 years are on public exhibition until 20 February 2013. All councils in NSW have had to review their Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and develop a standardised planning document, […]

2013 Another Big Year For Rezonings In NSW

2013 Another Big Year For Rezonings In NSW

  2013 will be another big year in strategic planning and rezoning for NSW with a number of Councils across the state still to adopt standard template Local Environmental Plans (LEPs). The NSW Government rounded out 2012 by approving 12 new standard template LEPs, including the new plan for City […]

Hurstville LEP 2012 In Force

Hurstville LEP 2012 In Force

The Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 (HLEP) has now been made by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure and took effect from 7 December 2012. The HLEP 2012 applies to all land in the local government area, except land identified as the Hurstville City Centre, which is subject to a […]

NEW Sydney LEP 2012 In Force

NEW Sydney LEP 2012 In Force

NEW planning controls to control development in the Sydney CBD, The Sydney LEP 2012 came into force this week bringing in more consistency to development controls across the Sydney CBD. After over 5 years of preparations, consultations and reviews, the City of Sydney’s new LEP was gazetted and commenced this […]

A Guide To Preparing Local Environmental Plans (LEPs)

A Guide To Preparing Local Environmental Plans (LEPs)

The Planning Department has released a guideline on the preparation of Local Environmental Plans. The guideline provides guidance and information on the process for making local environmental plans (LEPs) under Part 3 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (the Act). The guidelines also details the procedures for pre and post-Gateway […]

What Is A Development Application?

What Is A Development Application?

  What is a DA? A development application (DA) is an application for the: erection of a building carrying out of work subdivision of land demolition of a building erecting signage, or use of land When Is A DA Required? If you wish to carry out any of the above […]