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Expert Town Planners and Development Consultants

When you think of town planner consultants, think Urban Pulse. It is what we live and breathe!

We have an amazing team of town planners who will lead you confidently through the council approvals process. Each member of our team has previously worked for both state or local government departments (sometimes both).

Our Sydney town planners are experts in inner-city council approvals, but our team is available to consult on projects through out the country.

It can often be the simplest of things that can bring a project to a grinding halt. But our team knows how to tackle them head-on. We dot our i’s and cross our t’s and as our client, you reap the benefits.

Construction management is complex, and the nuances of the industry are known to trip up even the most seasoned developers. Our team has successfully obtained approval for over 1200 projects. That’s a pretty good track record!

Put your best foot forward…

Attention to detail and a wealth of industry knowledge is the key to expediting your council approvals process.  Engaging a town planner consultant who knows the industry inside and out, will set you firmly on the right path.

We always begin by completing a comprehensive Preliminary Feasibility Assessment.  This provides us with everything we need to devise the best plan for your project to succeed.

The preliminary assessment also gives you the opportunity to answer all of the burning questions you may have. You’ll uncover the following:

1. Is your project allowed?
2. Which state or local government legislation applies to my property?
3. Is there any state governments legislation that could override local government policy to aid my development?
4. What will be my quickest roadmap to building approval?
5. Are there any potential hazards that may delay my development approval or cause it to be refused?
6. Does my project qualify for exempt or complying development?

And much more.

What is town planning?

Essentially, town planning is the process of local councils considering whether proposed developments are suited to an area. For instance, inner-city Sydney town planners need to observe different environmental considerations than one from a rural town would.  Achieving council approval for any stage of a project is very reliant on the expertise of those submitting the requests.

Every construction project is unique, and so is the process of having it approved. Whether residential or commercial, there will always be individual requirements and preferences. From the design of the property, the choice of materials to use, and even the colour of paint, the variety of choices will shape the construction process.

However, there are certain steps that will always need to be followed and regulations that must be met. Town planning services is one of them.

Town planning services are required by the Australian government in the pursuit of sustainable homes and properties. The services must be provided by professionals who have been accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia or PIA.

When a person has been employed by a government department or local council they become extremely knowledgeable of the legislation and regulations of the construction industry. It gives them an extra level of skill and understanding of the approvals process.

This is why the Local Approvals town planning team is among the best in the country. All of our town planners have been previously employed with councils and government agencies. They all accredited by the PIA, but also have the inside knowledge to guide you through a smooth and expedited council approval process.

What can they do for me?

In an effort to create sustainable properties across Australia, the government now requires careful urban planning.  All construction plans must integrate well with the natural environment.

With population growth at an all-time high in areas such as Sydney, town planners are in high demand. Councils are now recognising that growth and modernisation are a real threat to environmental degradation.  The role of town planner consultants is now critical in the construction process. The government understands that the environment is vulnerable to the stresses of climate change and that careful urban planning is essential.

Expert town planners know that just paying attention to the house design or choice of materials is no longer enough. Effective construction planning also involves careful consideration of the surrounding natural areas.

This is where a skilled town planner consultant will help your project succeed. They will balance environmental and developmental concerns, and know the best way to present it to council. Your town planner makes it possible to design a sustainable property that promotes a harmonious urban landscape and community.

When to get a town planner?

Town planners work with different construction professionals including structural engineers, project managers and architects. It is the responsibility of the town planner to foresee and communicate needs while understanding the economic constraints. They will also offer insights on how to improve the quality of life in a community.

For this to happen, property owners and investors should engage a town planner from the outset of their project.  The town planner will assist in submitting the project for council approval. 


Once you have been approved, and your builder is on board, the focus moves to construction supervision and certification. This includes town planning services.

Close monitoring by your town planner along the way ensures that the best practices in sustainable construction are achieved. Your property will then become an integral part of an environmentally sound community. It will reflect a balance of modernity, convenience and respect for the environment.

Although our town planners Sydney home base services the city and surrounding areas, we are available to assist projects Australia wide. Visit our Planning Services page to learn more about what Local Approvals can offer you and your project.

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