Gyms and Recreational Facilities
Are you currently in the process of opening your own recreation facility such as; personal training, studio, gym, yoga studio, dance studio, swim school or martial arts dojo? Do you know that development consent is required for new recreation facilities?
Unfortunately all new recreational facilities need to be approved through a development application rather than a complying development certificate.
What is Involved
A development application is required to be lodged with the local Council to obtain development approval. This process can be long and painful for people with no knowledge of the Council procedures and policies.
The following documents are required as a minimum:
The following documents may be required:
The following is the process for obtaining approval for a recreational facility:
Please note: You cannot operate your business at the premises until you obtain this development approval so it is best to use a professional service to prepare and submit the development application.
You can get Outlook Planning and Development to manage the whole process on your behalf and all you need to do is sit back and wait for the good news!
We have helped many people obtain approval for their recreation facility just like our client Dianne:
Dianne came to Outlook Planning and Development while searching for a premises for her new function training gym. She had a list of potential sites and we identified some key features to look for with the premises such as adequate parking, surrounding uses and to consider things such as disabled parking and access.
Dianne finally found the perfect location and engaged Outlook Planning and Development to handle the development application for her. We prepared the statement of environmental effects and justified some minor non compliances with parking and lodged the development application with Council.
We obtained development approval in under 6 weeks and Dianne was on her way to leaving her current job and starting her business journey.
To read more about Dianne’s story click here to read the blog.
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