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ABOUT TRANPLAN 


TRANPLAN (TP) SYDNEY - Town Planners & Heritage Consultants has over 10 years of town planning / urban planning experience in Government & Sydney Councils, and as consulting town planners & heritage consultants.  We are the Council approval specialists.

Our town planning company provides initial FREE consultation so that our town planner can fully understand your situation and needs. CONTACT our town planning consultants now to see how we can help with your planning project.

 

 

 

 

LATEST NEWS


27 June

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is proposing changes to NSW planning legislation after the NSW Court of Appeal ruling that the development consent for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was invalid (Bay Simmer Investments Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales [2017] NSWCA 135). Public submissions on the proposed changes planning legislation can be made until Monday, 24 July 2017.


25 June

Macquarie Group’s concept proposal for an integrated Sydney Metro Martin Place station development (including a new 40+ storey building at the northern end & a new 28+ storey building at the southern end) is on exhibition until 30 June.

23 June


The NSW Court of Appeal ruled that the development consent for the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct was invalid (Bay Simmer Investments Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales [2017] NSWCA 135) on the grounds that:

  • it was not a “staged development application” because it included a concept approval and proposed only one subsequent detailed development application (DA), instead of multiple detailed DAs; and
  • construction-related impacts need to be considered in the assessment of a staged application.

15 May

The Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan for Sydney’s North West outlines the plan for the expansion of the Growth Area, which includes the suburbs of Riverstone, Vineyard, Schofields, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Marsden Park and Colebee. The plan is on exhibition until 20 June 2017.


12 April

Plans to support a vibrant town centre in Forster (which could see the creation of 260 new jobs for the town and also provide 145 homes for seniors) can now proceed to public exhibition.


29 March

The Minister for Planning has released the Development Assessment Best Practice Guide. The guide outlines processes and procedures that are already being used in some councils to improve development application (DA) approval times and to create a more efficient assessment process. If you are new to the DA process, contact us for advice regarding your project. 



1 March

Changes are proposed to the EP&A Regulations [Secretary’s Requirements and Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (ePlanning) Regulation 2017] to allow people to lodge development applications for homes or businesses online. 


17 February 

Changes are proposed to the EP&A Regulations [Secretary’s Requirements and Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (ePlanning) Regulation 2017] to allow people to lodge development applications for homes or businesses online. You can make a submission until 15 March 2017.

 

15 February 

A proposal by Property NSW for public domain and foreshore improvements at Campbell’s Cove in The Rocks is on exhibition for community consultation until Friday 10 March 2017.The proposed works include:

  • a new 10-metre-wide promenade
  • a new waterfront leisure area and amphitheatre for public events
  • a shared plaza/pedestrian square with reduced land levels, pedestrian circulation and truck access to the new Overseas Passenger Terminal wharf extension
  • new east-west connections from the Campbell’s Cove promenade to Hickson Road and The Rocks

 

31 January 2017

The Department of Planning & Bayside Council has developed draft plans for the Bayside West Precincts that will help guide development over the next two decades. The draft plans include new homes (potential for 4100 new dwellings at Arncliffe, 1000 at Banksia., and up to 5000 new dwellings are being investigated at Cooks Cove) close to transport, community facilities, shops, businesses, new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, new local parks and sections of the Princes Highway being transformed into tree-lined boulevards. The draft plans are now on exhibition until 28 February 2017.

 

13 January 2017

The NSW Government is devising improvements to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act). A number of amendment proposals have been developed, including: 

  • enhancing community participation: establishing a new part of the Act that consolidates community consultation provisions, and requiring decision-makers to give reasons for their decisions
  • completing the strategic planning framework: through local strategic planning statements, up to date Local Environment Plans and more consistent and workable Development Control Plans
  • development pathways: improvements to the various development pathways and preventing the misuse of modifications
  • State significant development: through better environmental impact assessment and more effective conditions of consent
  • clearer building provisions: simplified and consolidated building provisions, allowing conditions on construction certificates and ensuring consistency with development approvals
  • elevating the role of design: through a new design object in the act, and a Design-Led Planning Strategy
  • improving enforcement: with the introduction of enforceable undertakings in compliance actions.

Details of the proposals are available at http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Legislative-Updates.

Public feedback until 10 March 2017 can play a vital role in further developing these updates to the EP&A Act. For information about making a submission, call Department of Planning’s Information Centre on 1300 305 695 or email  legislativeupdates@planning.nsw.gov.au.


1 January 2017

This great city of Sydney has once again celebrated an old year and ushered in the new year in magnificent style. TRANPLAN wishes everybody a Happy New Year, and we look forward to working with everyone in 2017.


LATEST PROJECTS

City of Sydney Council – TRANPLAN’s town planning consultant prepared the Clause 4.6 variation report to support a development application (DA) for the non-compliance with number of  storeys (Clause 4.3) for a new residential rear first floor extension in Anderson Street, Alexandria (City of Sydney Council), addressing the relevant controls of Clause 4.6 & the DCP to justify the non-compliance with the rear setback control. Council required the reduction of the first floor addition by 1.2m and our town planner assisted with the Section 82A Review Application.

The City of Sydney Review Panel (the Panel) concurred with TRANPLAN’s town planning report and agreed to delete condition 2A which required the reduction of the first floor addition by 1.2m on the basis that it will result in minimal to no adverse impacts to the adjoining properties or to the immediate vicinity, noting the following:

  • The site is located within an area with no predominate first floor rear building line.
  • The proposed first floor on the subject site will transition from the warehouse development to the west to the terrace and cottage style dwellings to the east.
  • The rear yard of the eastern adjoining will receive 2 hours of sunlight to 50% of its rear yard during the winter solstice, with the proposal only affecting this rear yard after 2pm.
  • The application is not considered to result in any material impacts on the approved development or on the locality.

City of Sydney Council - Our town planning company prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the alterations & addition to an existing gymnasium in Kent St, Sydney (City of Sydney Council). Main project issues were heritage, pedestrian safety, BCA compliance, waste management. Some aspects of the DA (the conversion of the loading dock to a new foyer) were not supported by Council and our town planner assisted with the Section 82A Review Application.

The City of Sydney Review Panel (the Panel) concurred with TRANPLAN’s report and overturned the original refusal to delete condition 1A from the consent and to allow the removal of the loading dock and lower roller door to facilitate a new foyer and pedestrian access to the gym from Druitt Lane, noting the following:

  • that pedestrians already use the laneway and the proposal will encourage laneway activation which the City is supportive of and articulated in Council policy.
  • there was insufficient data and information from the Council’s Traffic team to prove that the laneway was dangerous for pedestrians given the number of vehicles using the laneway per hour. It was noted that an increase in pedestrian use would be likely to improve the safety of the laneway.


City of Sydney Council – Our town planner prepared the Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) to support a development application (DA) for the alterations & additions to a Heritage Item (Commercial Terrace Group including Interiors) in Erskine Street, Sydney (City of Sydney Council). Challenges include reviewing the City of Sydney Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012, and working with the project architect to address design / heritage / planning issues.


Blacktown City Council - TRANPLAN Consulting prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the demolition of existing structures & erection of a contemporary 2-storey dwelling house in Hampshire Place, Seven Hills (Blacktown City Council). Challenges include preparing the architectural design plans and reviewing the Blacktown Council's Blacktown Local Environment Plan 2015 & Blacktown Development Control Plan 2015, and working with the project architect to address design / planning issues.


City of Sydney Council - TRANPLAN prepared the Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) to support a development application (DA) for the alterations & additions to a Heritage Item (former Gazebo hotel) in Elizabeth Bay  Road, Elizabeth Bay (City of Sydney Council), which is also in a Conservation Area. Challenges include reviewing the City of Sydney Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012, and working with the project architect to address design / heritage / planning issues.


Marrickville Council - Our town planning consultant prepared a development objection for a boarding house in Livingstone Road, Marrickville (Inner West - Marrickville Council). The neighbour wanted to make an objection to a development application (DA) for a 3-storey/27-room boarding house. Challenges for our town planner was the thorough research of State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, Council's Marrickville Local Environment Plan 2011 and Marrickville Development Control Plan 2011 and review the impact of the proposed development on the character of the local area & inconsistency with SEPP 2009, social impact & heritage conservation issues as well as amenity issues to neighbours.


City of Sydney Council - TRANPLAN town planner prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to  support a development application (DA) for the fitout and use as licensed Chinese restaurant in Goulburn Street, Haymarket (City of Sydney Council). Challenges include reviewing the City of Sydney Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 and liaising with the client in preparing a Plan of Management.


Burwood Council - Our town planner prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report & Plan of Management to support a development application (DA) for the new use of a tenancy as a licensed Chinese restaurant in Burwood Road (Burwood Council). Challenges for our town planner was researching and reviewing the Burwood Council Local Environmental Plan 2012, and Burwood Development Control Plan.


Strathfield Municipal Council - Our heritage consultant prepared the Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) to support a development application (DA) for the demolition of an existing house and to build a contemporary 2-storey house in South Street, Strathfield (Strathfield Council). The property is located next to a Heritage Item. The Heritage Report had to address the heritage requirements of Strathfield Council's Local Environmental Plan 2015 & Development Control Plan, and justify why the development would not adversely impact on the neighbouring Heritage Item.

  • State Heritage Item? No
  • Local Heritage Item? No
  • Heritage Conservation Area (HCA)? No
  • Near Heritage Item or Conservation Area? Yes
  • Required Heritage Impact Statement (HIS)? Yes


Canterbury-Bankstown Council - Our town planning consultant prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the Torrens title subdivision of an existing property in Rookwood Road, Yagoona  (Canterbury-Bankstown Council) to a 2 lot battle-axe subdivision. Challenges include reviewing the Bankstown Council's Bankstown Local Environment Plan 2015 & Bankstown Development Control Plan 2015 and liaising with the client in preparing the Contour Survey plan & draft plan of subdivision.


Ku-ring-gai Council – TRANPLAN town planning & heritage company provided Heritage Advice regarding an existing property at the rear of a battle-axe block in Braeside Street, Wahroonga (Ku-ring-gai Council).  Challenges for our heritage consultant were the thorough research of Ku-ring-gai Council's Ku-ring-gai Local Environment Plan 2015 & Ku-ring-gai Development Control Plan, and Heritage Inventory for the Wahroonga Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) to determine whether the property is contributory, neutral or detracting building in the HCA & advise the development options available.


Willoughby City Council - Our town planning & heritage company provided town planning advice regarding an existing property in Willoughby Road, Willoughby (Willoughby City Council). Challenges for our town planner was the thorough research of Willoughby City Council’s controls - Willoughby Local Environment Plan 2012, and Willoughby Development Control Plan to calculate the maximum additional floor space allowed for an extension to the property.


Burwood Council - Our town planner prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the kitchen mechanical exhaust system outlet for a new restaurant in Burwood Road (Burwood Council). Challenges for our town planner was researching and reviewing the Burwood Council Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Burwood Development Control Plan.


City of Sydney Council – Our town planner prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the late-night operation until midnight for a Convenience Store in Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst (City of Sydney Council). Challenges include reviewing the City of Sydney Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 and liaising with the client in preparing a Plan of Management to address impacts of late night trading, security / safety, and public amenity. 


Waverley Council - TRANPLAN town planner prepared the development objection for a development application (DA) for a dwelling house (actually a boarding house development in Paul Street, Bondi Junction (Waverley Council).  Challenges include reviewing Waverley Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012, and objecting to the significant amenity issues because of the bulk, height, setbacks, overshadowing, loss of visual & acoustic privacy traffic/parking etc. 


City of Sydney Council – Our town planner prepared the town planning (Statement of Environmental Effects) report to support a development application (DA) for the late-night operation of a cafe in King Street, Newtown (City of Sydney Council). Challenges include reviewing the City of Sydney Council's Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012 & Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 and liaising with the client in preparing a Plan of Management to address impacts of late night trading, security / safety, and amenity. 


City of Canada Bay Council - Our town planning company was engaged to provide planning advice into the planning issues for a property in Ada Street, Concord (Canada Bay Council). The property had approval for a development application (DA) for the demolition to an existing 1-storey cottage (contributory building in a Conservation Area and is in the vicinity of Heritage Items) and erection of a modern flat roof dual-occupancy (duplex)  in Franklyn Street, Concord. Challenges for our town planner were the thorough research of Canada Bay Council’s controls - Canada Bay Local Environment Plan 2013 & Canada Bay Development Control Plan and working with the project architect to address design / heritage / planning issues. 


Leichhardt Municipal Council (now Inner West Council)– TRANPLAN’s town planning consultant prepared the Clause 4.6 variation report to support a development application (DA) for the non-compliance with Floor Space Ratio (Clause 4.4) & Site Coverage (Clause 4.3A) for a new residential rear renovation & first floor extension in Roseby Street, Leichhardt (Inner WestCouncil). Challenges include reviewing the Inner West Council's Leichhardt Local Environment Plan 2013 and addressing the relevant controls of Clause 4.6 & to justify the non-compliance with the maximum floor space.



WHY USE TRANPLAN SYDNEY TOWN PLANNERS

 

  1. TP Town Planner has experience working with all levels of government. Our town planning company is the Council approval specialists / experts.
  2. TP Town Planner can also prepare Heritage reports / statements and Heritage advice for developments that involves a heritage item, or is in the vicinity of a Heritage Item / Heritage Conservation Area. We are a one-stop-shop for all your town planning and heritage needs.
  3. TP Town Planner offers affordable and value-for-money service. Our town planning consulting fee structure is highly competitive and offer value for your hard earned money, and will better any comparable town planning service offer.
  4. TP Town Planner provides a FREE initial consultation, so that our town planners can fully understand your town planning needs and cater for it accordingly.

 

COUNCILS THAT WE WORK WITH

 

Local Councils or Local Government Areas (LGA) that our Sydney town planner regularly deal with for all types of residential, commercial, industrial, subdivision applications in Metropolitan Sydney are Ashfield (Inner West), Auburn (Cumberland), Bayside CouncilBlacktownBlue MountainsBurwoodCamdenCampbelltownCanada BayCanterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast,  Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges RiverHawkesburyHolroyd (Cumberland), HornsbyHunters HillHurstville (Georges River), Inner WestKogarah (Georges River), Ku-ring-gaiLane CoveLeichhardt (Inner West), LiverpoolManly (Northern Beaches), Marrickville (Inner West), MosmanNorth Sydney, Northern BeachesCity of ParramattaPenrithPittwater (Northern Beaches), RandwickRockdale (Bayside), RydeStrathfieldSutherlandCity of SydneyThe HillsWarringah (Northern Beaches), WaverleyWilloughbyWoollahraWollongong. Our Sydney town planning company also work closely on large planning projects including State Significant Developments (SSD) with NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure (DP&I)Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)NSW Heritage OfficeNSW HousingNSW InfrastructureNSW Fire & RescueNSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)Roads & Maritime Services (RMS)Transport NSWUrban Growth NSW.

 

Apart from servicing Sydney, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Western Suburbs, South West Sydney, the Hills;  our town planning company  also assist clients in the Central Coast & Newcastle, North Coast, Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Central West and Snowy Mountains regions with town planning issues such as preparing Heritage reports, development applications (DA), Statements Of Environmental Effects (SEE) reports, rezoning, subdivision, residential, commercial, industrial developments, advice about site development potential, strategic planning or Land and Environment Court appeals. 


Why use a Town Planner

Town planning / urban planning is very confusing to the non-town planner, why struggle through all the complex NSW Legislation and Environmental Planning Instruments (EPI) such as State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), Local Environmental Plans (LEP), Master PlansDevelopment Control Plan (DCP), Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPA) when our town planning company can do the hard work for you. Our Sydney town planner can also provide expert representation at Joint Regional Planning Panels (JRPP), Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC), and Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAP) hearings.

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