Easy Guide to Town Planning: Simple Tips for Aussies

Town planning can be a bit of a maze for everyday Aussies, but with the right info, it’s a breeze. As planning experts, we’re here to break it down for you.

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Stay Informed About Local Policies:

  • Delve into the National Planning Policy Framework and your area’s Local Plan to understand the regulations and vision for your locale.
  • Familiarise yourself with any supplementary documents that may influence development decisions.


    Foster Open Dialogue

    • Engage in open communication with stakeholders, neighbours, and community members to address concerns and foster collaboration.
    • Attend public engagement events and participate in community forums to stay informed and involved in local planning initiatives.

    Embrace Open-Mindedness:

    • Understand that town planning goes beyond structures and aesthetics; it’s about people, communities, and the essence of places.
    • Appreciate the diversity of each community and harness it for inclusive and sustainable development.

     At CEH Consulting, we are committed to simplifying the town planning process and empowering our clients to make informed decisions that contribute to sustainable and vibrant communities.


    Whether you’re considering a home extension, starting a business, or embarking on a new development project, our team is here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way. Together, we can create thriving and resilient communities for generations to come.

    Contact us today to learn more about our town planning services and how we can help you achieve your development goals.




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        What is town planning?

        Town planning is about figuring out how to design and plan new buildings, roads, and parks in a place. The goal is to make everything look nice and easy for the people who live there to use and enjoy.

        How long does it typically take to get Council Approval in Australia?

        We won’t give you a made-up timeframe just to impress you. Honestly, how long it takes to get approval depends on a bunch of things. It relies on the type of construction project, the local council, the person at the council looking at your application, where your property is in the council area, and other factors. The approval process usually takes longer than you might think because we have to deal with a lot of administrative stuff.

        What is zoning in town planning?

        Zoning is like a plan that decides what can be built where in a town or area. It sets rules for different zones, like how tall buildings can be, where green spaces should be, how many buildings can be in one place, and what kinds of businesses are allowed.

        Why is town planning necessary?

        Town planning is crucial because it ensures organised and sustainable development in urban areas. Without proper planning, cities and towns may face challenges such as inefficient use of space, traffic congestion, inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of essential services. Planning helps allocate land for different purposes, like housing, businesses, and recreational spaces, ensuring a well-balanced and functional community.

        Do you subdivide before or after construction?

        Well, in many situations, you can split the land without building anything first. But here’s the thing: most of the time, you’ll need to get approval for the development before you can actually divide the land. It’s like getting the green light before making any changes. This helps make sure everything goes smoothly.

        Is CEH Consulting PTY Ltd experienced in handling both residential and commercial town planning projects in Australia?

        Yes, we have a diverse portfolio, including residential and commercial town planning projects. We have more than 50 years of experience in housing developments, commercial complexes, and mixed-use spaces catered to meet the special needs of each construction project in Australia.