Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Town Planner?

What Is A Town Planner?

Town planning is all about strategic planning. It involves understanding a community’s current and future needs and governing new and existing developments.

A town planner assists and advises developers and landowners with their development ideas and plans. They will develop professional strategies and reports based on their assessments of your proposed development. These strategies ensure all local council regulations and policies are met.

Town planners aren’t limited to one type of development but rather have a multitude of areas of expertise. From assisting with simple house extensions to large multi-storey project proposals, their role is multi-faceted.

Local councils have a set of rules and regulations on developments, called the Planning Scheme. When proposing a development, it must be in accordance with council and state legislation. Town planners are well educated on the legislation of small-and-large scale developments and work alongside local councils in accordance with the Planning Scheme.

Town planners can prepare or assess development applications and once a proposal has been assessed they can coordinate an array of consultants such as architects, surveyors, civil engineers and landscape architects to work in compliance with the Planning Scheme.

Overall, town planners guide and assess future development of expanding cities, towns and regions in many areas including housing, land and property development, education, community projects, tourism and transport.

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