A distinct point of difference that Bartley Burns has over our competitors is our in-house Town Planners. In 2002 our company incorporated a Town Planning consultancy which fits perfectly with the Building Certification services offered. This has enabled Bartley Burns to be involved in many projects from concept right through to completion – facilitating a development project to be run seamlessly from start to finish with expert advice on hand at every stage. Our Town Planners offer a range of services to assist with your development needs. They include;
Preliminary Planning Assessment – Advice on your development possibilities in relation to the land/building use.
Reconfiguration of Lots (ROL / Subdivision) – Our Town Planners will work with you to advise the possibility of reconfiguring your land and to then submit an application to the Local Authority on your behalf. As part of the process, we will recommend other required consultants, and advise on the next stage in the process.
Material Change of Use (MCU) / Building Works (BW) / Exemption Certificates – Submission of a report to the Local Authority to support your development. Our planners will work hard to fight for your proposal, but also give realistic advice on the potential of Council approving your request before submission.
Public Notification – For those applications which trigger the need for public notification, our planners will assist you through the Public Notification process including arranging signs on your development site and advertising through the required medium.
Minor Change and Other Change Applications – Our planners can lodge these applications on your behalf. These may be required when an existing and valid MCU requires amendments. Our planners can lodge these applications even if another Town Planner worked on the original application.
Compensation – Landowners impacted upon by resumptions of land for infrastructure provision are entitled to compensation. Our Town Planners have experience in the preparation of reports to establish the development potential, and therefore inherent land value of a site proposed for resumption. These reports are then used to justify claims of higher compensation when negotiations are undertaken.
Bartley Burns Town Planning was one of a select group involved in Brisbane City Council’s initial RiskSMART Pilot program and has been involved since the early conception of the program. Bartley Burns has the ability to assist builders and developers with quick Development Approval (DA) timeframes in Brisbane City Council via their RiskSMART program. Whilst not all projects are eligible for RiskSMART, there have been significant time savings with projects which would ordinarily take up to 5 months in assessment being approved by Council in an average of just 5 business days.
As accredited Logan City Council RiskSmart Consultants, the Bartley Burns’ team can also assist with fast tracked applications throughout the Logan area.
Whilst not all projects are eligible for RiskSMART, there have been significant time savings with projects which would ordinarily take up to 5 months in assessment being approved by Council in an average of just 5 business days.
Please see the FAQ for more detailed information on the Town Planning process.