Planning & Development

TB Planning & Development image-01No one knows better how difficult and time consuming it can be to obtain development approvals. With so much red-tape and often politically motivated objectors, it is always good to know that you can turn to us for the experience to pursue your development approvals as promptly and efficiently as possible, considering the expensive holding costs associated with property development in Australia.

Our team can provide legal services from project commencement to completion, providing a full service in relation to all property and development matters, including:

Advising and assisting with development and planning approvals with council’s, state planning or the Land and Environment Court;

  1.  Advising and assisting with development and planning approvals with council’s, state planning or the Land and Environment Court;
  2. Alternative dispute resolution and conciliation in the planning sphere;
  3. Advising clients with up to date advice on environment, planning laws and development controls and assist with obtaining development approvals, including:
    • Advising and appearing in Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 applications and Court ordered conciliation through the Land and Environment Court;
    • liaising with Council’s or state planning; and
    • utilising the skills of our specialist consultants.
  4. We advise from land acquisition to project inception through to the final delivery of the project on completion. This includes:
    • The acquisition of development property;
    • obtaining development approval and/or other regulatory authority approvals;
    • negotiating with Council and representation at Council meetings.
  5. We can act for you in relation to other related property matters, which may include the following:
    • Applying for easements or access for construction or for services, such as high rise cranes or for scaffold on difficult to access sites.
    • Matters in the Local Court under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act.
    • Challenging Land Property Information valuations for rates and tax purposes as well as compulsory acquisition of interests in land;
    • Challenging or creating easements and/or rights of way;
    • Challenging compulsory acquisitions of land and market values often associated with such acquisitions.