Town Planning Sydney, DA’s, Planning Proposals, Project Management Sydney

Development Application (DA) Approvals

We can prepare Statements of Environmental Effects (SEEs) for all types and scales of development and other documents to accompany development applications and lodging applications with Sydney Councils. As a result of our 30 years experience working on behalf of the public and private sectors across all aspects of the planning and development process, we are in a unique position to offer town planning advice that is based on this broad experience and has strong understanding of the requirements and process of Councils.

Our DA services include:

  • Urban and rural development applications
  • Urban and rural development applications
  • Section 82 and 96 applications
  • Project management of small and large scale developments
  • Selection, engagement and supervision on behalf of client of all consultants required for a development application
  • Community consultation, negotiations with neighbours and third parties as deemed necessary
  • Addressing Council and external planning panels
  • Negotiation with government authorities where required
  • Construction Certificates
  • Subdivision certificates
  • Occupation certificates
  • Identification Certificate Surveys.
  • Various certifications for Councils.

Suburban Town Planners submits development applications to all New South Wales Councils. These development applications can be for any project permissible under that Council’s LEP such as strata, Torrens, community title, company title conversions to strata title and any other project.

Where necessary for DAs, Suburban Town Planners instructs the registered surveyors with whom we work to carry out a level and detail survey plan, also called a site analysis plan, to enable all the information required to achieve a successful development application when lodged with any council. These plans are those used to design the project and they must be complete with all the required particulars of the subject site and surrounding properties to ensure all aspects of the proposal have been addressed in the development application when submitted to the particular council.

We consult with Council staff and arrange Pre Development Application meetings when required. We make every attempt to have the development application determined in the shortest possible time. We co-ordinate all consultants that maybe required for the project. Once the development application is approved, we manage the construction, subdivision and occupation certificates of the project until Council sign off.



    Dear Phil, Sandy and Melissa,

    Thank you for “all your efforts” and for organising the related engineers and compliance requirements for council submission. From our initial pre-DA meeting with Norther Beaches Council to liaison with council requirements and organising the required supportive paper work in order to do the final DA submission, you have been ON TOP OF IT, ALL THE WAY - 10/10 for follow up and know-how.

    My wife and I would recommend Suburban Town Planners to anyone who wants the support, genuine know-how and professional service that is required these days to go through the DA process.

    Suburban Town Planners have truly helped us through this difficult process, with limited fuss. Great team work!

    Andrew & Tea


  • Modification Application for home business

    Hi Mel, Phil,
    I just wanted to pass on our thanks for your great work in assisting us with our DA and gaining the subsequent Council approvals.
    Our circumstances were fairly unique and your guidance, expertise, and subsequent dealings with Council no doubt played a major role in the successful outcome.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others or utilising your services again in the future.
    Rob Neale
  • Owners’ Corporation at a Public Meeting of Sydney Planning Panel

    We have no hesitation to recommend Suburban Town Planners. They accepted our request for service with a short 3-day notice and represented the Owners' Corporation at a Public Meeting of Sydney Planning Panel and achieved expected outcome. Clara Yiling Wang, Secretary of Executive Committee of SP65406 11-17 Burleigh St, Burwood NSW 2134

    Phil completed the strata application with the Mosman Council and lodged the approved strata plan with the Land Titles Office for registration in an efficient and comprehensive manner. He dealt with any fire regulations and Building Code of Australia matters that arose. As well, our building encroached on the adjoining property. Phil organised the appropriate easement to cover this encroachment, otherwise, the building could not be strata titled until the encroach was registered at the Land Titles Office. Phil completed the whole process by personally attending to the conveyancing of each unit from company title to strata title thus saving the shareholders a significant amount. He ensured that zero stamp duty was paid by personal attendance at the Stamp Duties Office’ Of course, it goes without saying that we would recommend Phil for any Town Planning and similar matters. Mr. Rob Barrington, Chairperson. Owners Corporation.

    Phil Mudge was introduced to me by a highly respected now-retired architect. My need was to convert a small company title building to Strata. The legalities and requirements to undertake are a “minefield” and require knowledge, skill, process, plus good communication in simplistic form. We achieved our conversion with minimal legal involvement, perfect linkage to all the regulatory authorities and a happy group of now Strata unit owners. Phil has a unique skill with a no-nonsense approach. Highly recommended Ivan Hodge Mosman

    Dear Phil; I would like to place on record our appreciation for the professional & conscientious manner displayed in guiding our subdivision at Kenthurst, NSW from the DA application stage on to the issue of a construction certificate for both stages of the development & then on to the issue of a subdivision certificate for Stage 1 & it’s subsequent successful registration with LPI. We are continuing on with works pursuant to the issue of a subdivision certificate for Stage 2 at the moment & as you are aware the process is going well.
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Suburban Town Planners in Sydney Specialise in Town Planning, Development Applications Sydney (DA’s), Construction Certificates, Planning Proposals and Project Management of Development & Council Applications.