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How to get a yes from Council for planning!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Image courtesy of DCF design

One of our prospective clients Sharon Comber from DCF design recently forwarded us a brochure they have developed on this issue. Darren, the Director of DCF Design, tells us that

“As many as 30% of town planning applications across Victoria do not get approved at council stage. This means that many applications are being rejected or required to go through a potential lengthy and expensive VCAT process.”

According to Darren, DCF’s director, the key to getting a “yes” from Council for your planning application is:

  • “Have a well considered application strategy
  • Have all stakeholders work in a collaborative partnership
  • Know the needs of the council and the neighbourhood
  • Get council involved early in a collaborative nature”.