Town Planning Services

Outlook Planning and Development provides town planning advice and support for all types of development. Some of our services include the following:

Statement of Environmental Effects (SOEE)

Statement of environmental effects are required for all development applications. This is a document that is the backbone of a development application and provides details of zoning, permissibility and provides justification for any DCP non compliance. A good Statement of Environmental Effects can be the difference between approval and refusal.

Clause 4.6 Variation to Development Standard

The Local Environmental Plan provides clauses that allow and restrict development. The LEP is used by Council to implement height limits, minimum lot sizes and floor space ratios for developments. These restrictions are legislative and in order to seek a variation a special document is required called a Clause 4.6 Variation to Development Standard report. We have a proven track record in providing expert quality Variation reports.

Development Objection Letters

We assist our clients by writing development objection letters for development applications. We provide highly detailed objection letters and have had a lot of experience in achieving better outcomes for our clients through our objection letters. 

Lodgement and Project Management of DA

We assist our clients by handling the whole development application process for them. We seek quotes for all consultants including architects, surveyors, engineers etc and manage them throughout the process. We package the whole application and submit to Council as the Applicant. We manage all correspondence with Council and address any additional information requests.

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We can help you get your development application approval faster to save time and money on your build. Contact us today!

Examples of Development Applications we assist with!

Change of Use

Change of use applications are one of the enquiries we receive the most from new clients wanting to start a new business.

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Multi Dwelling Housing

We work on multi dwelling housing – town house development projects within the Sydney metropolitan and regional areas, Central Coast and Newcastle/Hunter areas.

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Boarding Houses

Boarding Houses are becoming increasingly popular for savy developers. We work on a range of in-fill affordable housing and boarding house development applications.

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Secondary Dwellings

We have experience in obtaining approval for secondary dwellings (granny flats) under the provisions of State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental) and Local Environmental Plans.

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Senior Living

We work on Seniors Living Developments made under State Environmental Planning Policy – Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability 2004 (SEPP – Seniors Living).

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Recreation Facilities

We provide planning services for the development of recreation facilities including gyms, functional training, swim schools, martial art studios and yoga studios.

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Our Blogs

Thornton Developments Booming

Thornton and Chisholm has become a booming area for investors and first home buyers wanting to leave Sydney and head towards the Hunter Valley. The greater Maitland area is a booming area with plenty of land available for developers.

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What can I build without Council Approval?

We explain what types of development you can do without any Council approval for everyone doing their home renovations. Read all about exempt development and what you can build this weekend after a trip to Bunnings to get your DIY tools.

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Complying Development Certificates

Want to build a house or renovate but don’t want the hassle of a development application. You might be able to get approval through a private certifier. We take some time to explain what a complying development is and the steps you need to take to obtain a CDC through a private certifier.

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Guide to Heritage Impact Statements

Heritage Impact Statements are essential for any development involving a heritage item or heritage conservation area. We go into some of the basics of what makes up a heritage impact statement and who should be preparing them for your development.

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