Urban Planning In Melbourne
Terrain Consulting Group brings strong expertise in all aspects of urban planning to the table, so you can be confident in our urban planning services to assist you in achieving your property goals in greater Melbourne.
Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs are evolving.
As the city’s population grows, so does the demand for housing.
Councils, developers, investors, and everyday homeowners are all looking for exciting new opportunities to build new homes, facilities, and infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing demand in Melbourne’s sprawling suburbia.
Urban planning services play a critical role in this effort by coordinating the efforts of property owners and their consultants to ensure that ongoing urban development is carried out sustainably.
Established as one of Melbourne’s most trusted urban planning consultants, Terrain Consulting Group has over three decades of experience providing urban planning services to investors and developers alike.
Terrain Consulting Group is one of Melbourne’s leading urban planning companies, and our knowledge and understanding of the various councils make us a favourite among developers and investors alike.
What is Urban Planning?
Urban planning services have become an increasingly important part of Terrain Consulting’s town planning repertoire in Melbourne CBD as well as the inner and outer suburbs.
The increasing importance of urban planning (as a niche within the larger town planning practice) has been reflected in several councils around Melbourne, where planning departments have been completely rebranded as “urban planning departments.”
Urban planning in Melbourne typically deals with the planning involved in creating medium and high-density housing, heritage dwellings, buildings, commercial and residential areas.
This covers instances such as:
- Converting single-lot dwellings into multi-unit sites
- Development of medium-to-high density housing blocks, such as apartment complexes
- Development of mixed-use buildings
- Heritage home extensions
- Converting brownfield sites to habitable residential buildings
- The construction and use of commercial uses and areas
Urban planning is the process of determining what is possible and permissible when a property owner wishes to develop or redevelop land they own, as well as preparing all necessary advice and evidence for a planning application.
It continues with the lodgement of that application and dealing with any objections, either from the council, neighbours or the wider local community.
If objections direct the application to VCAT, Terrain Consulting’s team of expert urban planning consultants can assist with professional and expert representation.
Urban planning in Melbourne is different from many other areas of town planning and should not be confused with:
Peri-Urban Planning – A mix of urban and rural planning that occurs on the rural fringe.
Rural Planning – Planning of agricultural land use and land fragmentation in rural areas.
Coastal Planning – Typically deals with planning in coastal areas and accounts for additional factors such as climate change and rising sea levels.
Terrain Consulting – Urban Planning Consultants You Can Trust
At Terrain Consulting, we have provided outstanding urban planning services for developers and individuals for over three decades.
Our ability to assist countless urban planning applications through the planning process is based on our intimate understanding of the varying rules and regulations from one local council to the next.
We also provide concise and clear guidance to our clients, saving them unnecessary headaches throughout the planning process and providing strong representation against raised objections.
As urban planning consultants, Terrain Consulting understands local government, from different councils to their varying rules and regulations and what they want to see in the planning applications that come across their desk.
Expert Advice From Experienced Urban Planners
At Terrain Consulting, our experienced urban planning consultants in Melbourne can help you:
- Analyse your plans for your property and provide pertinent advice on how they can be improved
- Provide you with honest and realistic feedback on your development plans before you begin the application process
- Prepare and submit a planning application
- Prepare for potential objections and answer them if they present themselves
- VCAT representation
- Provide expert evidence at VCAT
We understand the process from beginning to end, allowing Terrain Consulting to offer a professional and comprehensive suite of urban planning services to developers of all sizes.
Specialist Relationships To Ensure Your Project Goes To Plan
Our ability to cultivate close working relationships with various specialised consultants, such as traffic engineers, architects, landscapers, heritage consultants, arborists, and ecologists, ensures that our team works efficiently to achieve the best possible result.
Terrain Consulting’s urban planning consultants provide absolute clarity to the issues at hand, combining expert advice from a wide range of specialists with facts about the land and its surroundings to ensure a detailed planning process and application you can rely on, from planning applications to representation at council meetings.
You can engage our expert urban planning services at any point in the planning process.
Whether you are looking for advice on property purchase viability, or trying to navigate your way through the planning process, Terrain Consulting can be relied on for great advice and even better solutions.