Whether you are looking to build a new establishment for your business, or an extension to your home for the newest member of the family, development approvals are an essential component to realising your vision. However, the path to obtaining development approval can often be frought with unexpectied issues despite the best intentions.
At FORMSCAPE, you can be aided by seasoned professionals who can help guide you through the often complex legalities and policies, and liaise with the Local Government on your behalf to provide you with peace of mind and enable you to focus on more important matters.
Development approvals can be required for a variety of different types of developments. Common types of developments and development application are outlined below.
According to the R-Codes, Single Dwellings are dwellings featured wholly within their own green title or a survey strata titled lot, but excluding titles which have areas held in common property.
The R-Codes do not require development approval for single dwellings where the proposal complies with all relevent with the 'Deemed-to-Comply' and is in a lot greater than 260sqm. However, development approval may be required as a result of other planning provisions.
Grouped dwellings are dwellings within strata lots that share common property with other lots, and are not to be confused with 'Multiple Dwellings'.
Grouped dwellings require planning approval under the R-Codes regardless of whether or not they meet all the 'Deemed-to-Comply' criteria. Moreover, it is common for local authorities to require additional elements in order to issue an approval such as parking and waste management plans.
Multiple dwellings require development approval in a similar manner to grouped dwellings, albeit may require even more information to be submitted as such dwellings tend to be associated with larger projects.
Aged or Dependent Persons’ and Single Bedroom Dwellings
Change of Use
Extension of Use
Alterations and Additions
Retrospective (for Unapproved Works and Land Uses)
If you are contemplating an endevour which may require development approval, feel free to contact us on 9355 5484.