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Facts


We make Building Designers look good!

How you ask? It's simple, we actively work to get their jobs out of a Town Planning application, saving their clients time and money. Which as you can imagine, earns them some serious kudos, brownie points, bragging rights and general good vibes with their clients. Helping them to build trust faster and convert more jobs.

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Facts


We make Building Designers look good!

How you ask? It's simple, we actively work to get their jobs out of a Town Planning application, saving their clients time and money. Which as you can imagine, earns them some serious kudos, brownie points, bragging rights and general good vibes with their clients. Helping them to build trust faster and convert more jobs.

Scroll down to learn more.

Quick Facts

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The average number of times each month that we actively work to GET PEOPLE OUT OF AN APPLICATION

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The NUMBER OF BUSINESS DAYS it normally takes us to review a proposal and respond with options

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The NUMBER OF YEARS our founder Peta Charles has been playing in the Town Planning Industry

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Our FAILURE RATE ... aka the number of applications we lodged that didn't go according to plan.

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How We Do Things


Want to see if we can get your next job out of a Town Planning application?

Simply tell us what your concept is or send us a set of plans, and let us work our magic.

How We Do Things


Want to see if we can get your next job out of a Town Planning application?

Simply tell us what your concept is or send us a set of plans, and let us work our magic.

How we work

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STEP ONE

We review the proposal to see if we can draw on exemptions to avoid a Town Planning application. If an application is required, we look at whether tweaks can be made to the design to avoid any triggers.

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STEP TWO

If an application can't be avoided, we look at what can be done to allow the proposal to be lodged via RiskSMART (Council's fast track process). Ensuring a 1-2 week turnaround time and a 20% discount on Council fees.

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STEP THREE

As a last resort, we explore the timeframes, costs and most importantly, chances of success of lodging via the normal team process. Noting that we wont lodge an application if we don't believe that Council will approve it.

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STEP FOUR

We present the options to the Building Designer and/or client and they choose which pathway they want to go down. In the process, taking control of the cost, timeframes and outcome.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If the client chooses to avoid an application, we both do a happy dance and they go on their merry way. Keeping in mind that we are always here if they (or their Certifier) have any questions down the track and we are always happy to provide confirmation of our advice for free it they (or their Certifier) need.
If the client chooses to proceed with either a RiskSMART or team application, we work our magic and get the approval ... so that they can get on with the job. Post approval, we are always more than happy to chat (at no cost) if questions come up.
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Focus


As a Building Designer, your time is too valuable to be spent on Town Planning applications ... you should be focused on creating beautiful designs and working with your clients to bring your amazing visions to life. Find out how we can help here.

Focus


As a Building Designer, your time is too valuable to be spent on Town Planning applications ... you should be focused on creating beautiful designs and working with your clients to bring your amazing visions to life. Find out how we can help here.

OUR FOCUS

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NEW HOUSES

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SMALL SUBDIVISION & BOUNDARY RE-ALIGNMENTS (UP TO 10 LOTS)

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HOUSE EXTENSIONS

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SMALL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS & EXTENSIONS

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SMALL UNITS & TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENTS (UP TO 10 DWELLINGS)

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SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

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Brisbane


Brighton in the north to Doolandella in the south, Manly in the east to Kholo in the west ... and everywhere in between. We focus on Brisbane and as a result, we know it like the back of our hands.

Brisbane


Brighton in the north to Doolandella in the south, Manly in the east to Kholo in the west ... and everywhere in between. We focus on Brisbane and as a result, we know it like the back of our hands.

WHERE WE GO

We don't pretend to be a Jack (or Jill) of all trade, we focus on doing one area and doing it well. 

 
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Team


We may have a big name and crazy big ideas ... but our passion lies in working with the "little guys" like us. As it is where we feel we can make the biggest difference and hence, where we get the greatest satisfaction.

Team


We may have a big name and crazy big ideas ... but our passion lies in working with the "little guys" like us. As it is where we feel we can make the biggest difference and hence, where we get the greatest satisfaction.

Meet The Team

The Brisbane Town Planning family is made up of three equally important people.

PETA

Professional on the outside and slightly loco on the inside! Peta is obsessed with innovation, has a strong distaste for bureaucratic red tape and given her life experiences, is driven by the saying "knowledge is power". The latter means that she is passionate about being transparent/honest and educating people about the inner workings of the Town Planning process, so they don't get hoodwinked into going down a path that isn't right for them. 

For more information on Peta's background and experience, click here: LinkedIn

BELINDA

Bee may not have "the degree", but she has absorbed a bucket load of Town Planning knowledge in the two and a bit years she has been part of the BTP family. This is what has earned her the nickname of the "Town Planning Sponge", and made her an invaluable asset to the team.

Bee's role act as Peta's right-hand woman (so to speak). Acting as the primary point of contact for initial enquiries and supporting existing clients when Peta is tied up, so that they always feel the BTP love.

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CHARLIE

Cheeky, incredibly smart and a stickler for detail ... Charlie is Brisbane Town Planning's Virtual Town Planner. 

The public face for all of BTP's automation magic, she is the backbone of the business. 

She handles all of the back office administration "stuff" so that Peta and Bee can focus on what is most important ... customer service and technical Town Planning Work.

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Why we do what we do


What's our "unfair advantage" in the Town Planning world? It's simple, we are run by young females. This means that we bring a different (fresh) perspective to the Town Planning process. 

Why we do what we do


What's our "unfair advantage" in the Town Planning world? It's simple, we are run by young females. This means that we bring a different (fresh) perspective to the Town Planning process. 

WHAT DRIVES US

WE ARE OBSESSED WITH TAKING THE BS* OUT OF THE TOWN PLANNING PROCESS.

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BS = Bullsh@t ... aka red tape, dishonesty, lack of transparency, nonsense, delays, cost etc.

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Testimonials


A Builder sub contracts their electrical, plumbing, painting etc ... you can do the same with your Town Planning. Free yourself from the frustration and boredom of the Planning process, allowing you to focus on what you do best. 

Click here to see how we can help you with your next project.

Testimonials


A Builder sub contracts their electrical, plumbing, painting etc ... you can do the same with your Town Planning. Free yourself from the frustration and boredom of the Planning process, allowing you to focus on what you do best. 

Click here to see how we can help you with your next project.

what our clients have to say about us

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Structure


It costs absolutely nothing to ask us for help or our opinion on your proposal and we normally respond within 1 business day, so you have nothing to lose.

Structure


It costs absolutely nothing to ask us for help or our opinion on your proposal and we normally respond within 1 business day, so you have nothing to lose.

Our Fee Structure

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ADVICE

At Brisbane Town Planning, we do not charge for initial advice or investigations. Never have and if we have our way, we never will!
If you have any questions or need some advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
 

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APPLICATION

If your proposal requires an application to Council, then we charge a set fee to prepare/lodge the relevant documentation and to manage the application on your behalf. 
Our quotes will always include all of our fees, any Council assessment fees and any applicable advertising fees. 
Please keep in mind that they do not account for ancillary costs. Such as Surveying fees (where applicable), plan preparation costs or Building Certification costs.