Town Planning

Dawley Projects has wide experience in undertaking a diverse range of town planning projects. We have worked with clients on projects as simple as interpreting planning regulations through to rezoning applications.

We pride ourselves in being able to provide our clients with upfront practical advice on what might be possible and the most time and cost effective means of securing approvals. In securing planning approvals, our role can extend to undertaking planning investigations or acting as advocate in planning hearings and Environment Resource and Development Court matters.

We have an experienced in-house  team. Our principal has experience both working within the private sector as well as a being a member of Council Development Assessment Panels and State Government planning bodies.


Planning Advice

Thinking about how you might develop your land in the future? This process begins with understanding what might be possible within the constraints of the relevant town planning scheme.

Planning provisions are often quite complex. The role of the town planning expert is to be able to understand and interpret the statements and guidelines contained in the planning schemes. This will often extend to understanding the wider planning context, and how councils and the courts have interpreted planning schemes.

At Dawley Projects we provide clients with clear, unambiguous and cost effective advice on alternative development options and the risks associated with each alternative.

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Planning Approvals

Land divisions and building work that effects the external appearance of a property will generally require a planning approval. The approval is usually issued by your local council but in some cases may also involve the state planning body. When extending or building it is the owner responsibility to secure these approvals. The planning application process can be complex and time consuming for the average building owner.

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Planning Investigations and Advocacy

The council approval process can often require more detailed information relating to planning aspects of the proposal.  Planning reports and oral presentations may also be required to support public hearings or court proceedings. For example, South Australia’s planning legislation requires that ‘Statements in Support’ and ‘Statements of Effect’ be prepared by qualified planners for certain types of developments.

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Master Planning

Master planning is a process that involves developing a future vision or development concept for a piece of land or locality, it will normally involve more than one property and may involve property within the public realm. In developing a master plan, the planner seeks to engage the range of stakeholders who might have an interest in the land, typically involving  owners, adjoining properties, government agencies and local residents and visitors and users of the area.

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