Town Planning

We are experienced town planners who offer a personalised approach in managing development projects of all sizes. We strive to provide the best service to you with high regard to the quality of our work whilst transforming your design and ideas into successful and practical outcomes. We are committed to maximizing the potential of your property and obtaining an approval in an efficient and timely manner.

We offer the following range of services for all stages of your project:

Residential, Industrial, Office, Shopping Centres and Mixed use developments

Pre-Planning

  • Development investigation, strategy & advice
  • Prelodgement meeting at Council
  • Due Diligence
  • Preliminary feasibility analysis

Planning Process

  • Preparing, lodging and managing development applications
  • BCC RiskSMART fast track development approvals
  • Project management throughout development approval process

Post lodgement

  • Survey plan endorsement / Plan sealing
  • BCC SealSMART, LCC Express Seal fast track compliance approvals
  • Project management throughout operational works and titling process
  • Negotiated development approvals
  • Planning and Environment Appeals
  • Amendments to existing development approvals

BCC RiskSMART & BCC SealSMART

Development Applications lodged under RiskSmart by Toohey Survey will attract a discount of 20% off the standard council assessment fees. The advantage of using the RiskSmart assessment process is reduced timeframes for approval. Under RiskSmart, Council aims to approve a Development Application within 5 business days from payment of lodgement fee (provided no critical issues identified), whereas a normal Development Application may take up to 3 months.

RiskSMART is suitable for a range of low-risk development types which includes the following:

  • Multiple dwelling and dual occupancy
  • Dwelling house or house extensions
  • Reconfiguring a lot
  • Centre activities
  • Industry developments
  • Commercial developments

Plan Sealing Applications lodged under SealSMART by Toohey Survey will attract a discount of 50% off the Compliance and Inspection fee. The advantage of using the SealSMART assessment process is reduced timeframes for approval. Under SealSMART, Council aims to seal the survey plan within 5 business days from payment of lodgement fee (provided no critical issues identified), whereas a normal Plan Sealing application may take up to 20 business days.

LCC ExpressSeal

The advantage of using the Express Seal assessment process is reduced timeframes for approval. Under Express Seal, Council aims to seal the survey plan within 48 hours from payment of the infrastructure charges and lodgement fee (provided no critical issues identified), whereas a normal Plan Sealing application may take up to 20 business days.