A Town Planner could be described as a mix of a lawyer, designer, engineer, and surveyor. An expert town planner needs to have an understanding of the entire development industry because we compile your applications to Council. Furthermore, we ensure your project is compliant with all of the relevant legislation such as Local Environmental Plans, Development Control Plans, State Environmental Planning Policies, and various other regulations.
Town planners remove the hassle and headache of dealing with Councils, The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and various other government organisations. When it comes to development approvals, we know what to do, when to do it, how to get it, and who to get it from. We make the development process smoother, more efficient, and cost-effective.
Do I need a Town Planner?
Many developers initially try to save money by searching for the cheapest town planner they can find, or by preparing development applications themselves. However no development goes perfectly, and the expertise of a good town planner will be invaluable when Council rejects an application, neighbours lodge objections, and when architects provide plans that do not meet design specifications. Moreover, setbacks in the development process can become costly, and this is why engaging a good town planner is essential.
With hundreds of projects completed in our two decades of our town planning consultancy, more than 98% of our clients' developments have been successful. We are proud to be one of the most effective town planning agencies in New South Wales with a reputation for professionalism and success.
Our history underpins our town planning experience. From day one, our managing director has seen the benefit in value-add planning. Most planners are limited to planning work; however, as a company, we choose to be involved in the whole project. We ensure that reports are contiguous, clear, and concise so that when it reaches the consent authority, they want to approve it.
Jeffrey Bulfin is the Principal Planner at Precise Planning, Deep River Group’s town planning arm. Jeffrey, a highly respected member of the profession, has acted as a witness of the court on several occasions. We have a profound knowledge of planning regulation and law. Our industry relations extend far into local councils, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and the Office of Environment and Heritage.
We choose to be involved in the whole project.
Our team streamlines the management process for achieving approval and construction. We have walked the road many times and know how to travel most efficiently, without detours. Additionally, our town planners are also client-facing, which means you're not handing off work to a back office. You are able to count on having a planner available for your advocation, liaison, and presentation.
Developments of all varieties include a certain degree of risk. With our extensive experience in town planning, we conduct comprehensive preliminary research to reveal any potential liabilities of concern. By exposing inherent difficulties early on, we can plan effectively, reduce reactionary spending, and maximise the likelihood of success for your development.
Buyers Agency Services
Finding and assessing potential developments sites that fit specific criteria can be an expensive and time-consuming exercise. Due to the nature of our profession, we frequently come across off-market development sites and connect buyers with sellers. We assess the development potential and can provide advice on the range of projects concerning town planning matters.