We work with Land Owners, Builders, Architects and Business Owners providing a range of town planning services. Each tailored to your individual needs and focused on delivering accurate & expert advice to get your project the necessary planning approvals.
Our strength lies in our diverse range of professionals on-hand through our WABCA Group of companies, based in Perth, Western Australia. These include building surveyors, structural engineers, energy compliance consultants, design & drafting, building certification and bushfire management. Such range of related and relevant services go hand-in-hand with our urban planning expertise to ensure that you can save time by not having to worry about chasing up a number of different organisations.
Preliminary built form design advice
Dealing with local authorities
Fixed price justification reports
‘Category 2’ Checks
Council meeting representation
State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) appeals and mediation
Applications for Scheme Amendments & Local Development Plans
HOW WE CAN HELP
FORMSCAPE are highly experienced with preparing and assisting with a range of different types of Development Applications such as Commercial, Residential, Alterations and Additions, and Retrospective. You can find out more about each of these types here.
Having your project assessed by a qualified town planner before lodging a Development Application or a Building Permit allows you to address planning requirements during the design phase and minimise risks of delays and rejection after lodgement.
Your first step towards pursuing a development project or lease agreement is to ensure that it is feasible. A planning consultant can provide professional advice, define parameters, and predict potential yields to provide you with the ability to make informed decisions in respect to planning requirements. FORMSCAPE can also assist with producing concept plans with Approvals By Designs.
Development Applications often require a range of documents and information to accompany the proposed plans in order for Relevant Authorities to have sufficient information to grant Development Approval. In certain situations however, a descriptive report alone will not suffice. In situations where a proposal does not comply with a ‘deemed-to-comply’ planning provision, justification is required to assert that the proposal is worthy of being approved.
The nature of how land is legally divided has great influence on how it can be developed and utilised. If you wish to optimise the use of your land, FORMSCAPE can provide you with advice on feasibility, and prepare Subdivision and Strata Plan Applications on your behalf to enable you to make informed decisions and unlock greater value and potential from your property.
There may be times where, despite efforts to address planning requirements, you risk having your Development Application refused. FORMSCAPE can assist in such instances through liaising with Local Authorities, presenting at Council Meetings, and lodging appeals with the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on your behalf.
Town Planning Schemes are often amended in light of revised priorities and evolving circumstances. Scheme Amendments can involve alterations to the scheme text, scheme maps, or both components. Proposing a Scheme Amendment is an option in situations where you wish to carry out certain development within a parcel of land which is not permitted according to existing scheme provisions, or where you wish to limit certain developments considered undesirable.
Conversely, new and proposed updates to, planning schemes, policies, and strategies, are required to be advertised to the public for comment. Submissions received from the public will then inform the final document to be gazetted.
A qualified planning consultant can provide you with professional insight into such matters and prepare a formal Scheme Amendment application or submission on your behalf. If you are considering proposing a scheme amendment or sending a formal submission, speak to a planning consultant at FORMSCAPE today.