WHAT IS A TOWN PLANNER?
Town planning is all about strategic planning. It involves understanding a community’s current and future needs and governing new and existing developments.
A town planner assists and advises developers and landowners with their development ideas and plans. They will develop professional strategies and reports based on their assessments of your proposed development. These strategies ensure all local council regulations and policies are met.
Town planners aren’t limited to one type of development but rather have a multitude of areas of expertise. From assisting with simple house extensions to large multi-storey project proposals, their role is multi-faceted.
Local councils have a set of rules and regulations on developments, called the Planning Scheme. When proposing a development, it must be in accordance with council and state legislation. Town planners are well educated on the legislation of small-and-large scale developments and work alongside local councils in accordance with the Planning Scheme.
Town planners can prepare or assess development applications and once a proposal has been assessed they can coordinate an array of consultants such as architects, surveyors, civil engineers and landscape architects to work in compliance with the Planning Scheme.
Overall, town planners guide and assess future development of expanding cities, towns and regions in many areas including housing, land and property development, education, community projects, tourism and transport.
WHY DO I NEED ONE?
If you are a landowner or developer with an idea or concept, town planners can advise you whether your proposed development meets regulatory standards in accordance with local council regulations.
Enlisting the service of a town planner to assist your proposed development plans, can hasten the development proposal process and ensure any issues meeting the councils Planning Scheme are quickly addressed and rectified.
As an experienced professional, a town planner can ease the burden of hidden costs and legalities involved in your development plan processes.
More specifically, they can help you with the following processes:
- Prepare the development application and submit all required documentation to the appropriate authorities
- Give feedback on the design stage of your project and pre-empt any issues council may have with your proposal
- Act as single point of contact for all individuals involved in the project to minimize miscommunication
- Provide assistance in an appeals court should your development face any legal issues.
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