Post-Lodgement Services

Our strong diplomacy and negotiation skills enable optimal approval outcomes for you

When to wait

It can be tempting to try to push Council to meet your specific deadlines and ideal outcomes. Sometimes this can backfire and undermine your likelihood of success. We have the experience to judge when to wait, and what types of diplomacy to pursue.

When to push forward

When the time and context is right, Council may require more persistent attention. We have the knowledge and expertise to advise on what sorts of lobbying approaches to undertake, and how best to leverage Council structures.

Responding to Council

If Council raises objections, we are equipped to understand whether these are reasonable, and how they can best be addressed. Our knowledge of Land & Environment Court precedents provides us with a strong indication of the likelihood of success in challenging unfair Council determinations.

  • Negotiation with Council regarding amended designs or conditions of consent
  • Representing client at appointed Panels, Council meetings and other decision-making fora
  • Providing Notice of Determination
  • Addressing Council Responses
  • Strategic Guidance and Amended Design Advice to address issues
  • Consultant Liaison & Coordination
  • Addressing the Conditions of Consent to streamline certification
  • Expert Witness services at the Land & Environment Court
  • “Fantastic service. Honest and reliable. I've been working with Matt and his team for several years now and never had a problem they couldn't solve.”
  • “I used MB Town Planning to do the Town Planning on an 8 unit development on the Northern Beaches. It was a particularly challenging approved to obtain but MB Town Planning got it through. Their knowledge of the planning codes and meticulous attention to detail ensured that all aspects of concern to council were addressed. I would highly recommend them to anyone and I shall certainly be using them again in the future.”
  • “Since engaging MB Town planning in early 2015 we have found them very responsive and proactive with all projects. A pleasure to work with and always giving good insight into the different aspects of planning, keeping mind speed and delivery with our line of work being at high demand of meeting client time lines. I would recommend MB Town planning and to this this date we continue to use for certain projects“
  • “As a Building Certification company (Building Certificates Australia Pty Ltd), we rely heavily on the services of Town Planners during the design stage to accurately determine and support our assessment whether or not a proposed development can be considered admissible under Local and State Legislation. Timing and financial implications of correctly assessing proposed development is paramount to our clients and legislatively imperative to our team of Certifiers. We have used MB Town Planning’s Services for over 6 years and have found their work to be timely, comprehensive and of great quality. We will continue to use their services for the years to come!”
  • “Our architect recommended MB Town Planning to me in middle of 2015 for our DA application. I only want to say chose MB Town planning is my greatest decision. They provided us a professional and excellent town planning service. Carina and Matthew are so nice and easy to communicate. They always pay fully attention to every details in our project. I definitely will use their service for our future project and will be happy to recommend them to others.”