2TH development - Melbourne

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  1. dev_melb08

    dev_melb08 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Can someone who has done development of 2TH (side by side) in these council, comment on time it takes to get Town planning permit roughly ?

    I am assuming given this is basic split, it should be faster ( 6-8 Months) ?
    - Bayside
    - Glen Eira
    - Monash
    - Whitehorse
    - Kingston

    I understand that it depends on land and other factors, but I am just after ballpark based on experience.
     
  2. Tufan Chakir

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    Also depends on level of documentation within the application. A little mantra - "do it right the first time" will save time and energy. And if objectors appear....
    Generally speaking a well documented, well managed application (ie managed by a good planning consultant who "speaks the language", with no objections, should see you done in 5-6 months (based on experience) - and don't let them tell you COVID is causing problems and delays...
    We find Council planners "like" talking with planners, as opposed to architects or drafters. There is less "bluffing", more "professional level" discussion. A kind of "don't bluff us - we know the rules/provisions as well as you do" kind of thing.
    Less than good documentation (drawings and planning report) will see you out to around 8 months
    It also does depend on the allocated planner at the Council, and how that planner is managed
     
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  3. dev_melb08

    dev_melb08 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Well said.Btw, I have done 3 & 4 TH developments in these areas so definately can second what you have said, but 3TH plus is a different conversation as there are other factors influencing. For 2TH 6-8 months, looks higher side but I guess good baseline to work with. Thanks mate.
     
  4. salz

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    @dev_melb08 - I am also planning on 3TH+ dev in the Melbourne very soon. if you don't mind can I pm you separately to get some first hand knowledge on the construction side of things? Highly appreciate that. thanks mate.
     
  5. dev_melb08

    dev_melb08 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely no issues
     
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    Did one that got over the line in around 8months, current one took almost 3 years! Had council planner who was absolutely useless, quit half way through and and just a pain overall. Such a simple process made difficult. Have heard worse.
     
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    dev_melb08 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ! That’s tells u it’s a mis conception that 2TH development is quicker. It all comes down to who ur arch/planner is vs council planner. !
     
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