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Dental Surgery and Clinic

Posted on March 1st, 2017 by Angela Davison

We have recently been engaged to identify an appropriate property and negotiate purchase arrangements for a new dental clinic on the Yorke Peninsula.   This process also required preparation of documentation for Development Plan Consent and including negotiation regarding car parking.   We can assist you with your existing or new dental or other medical clinic including by drawing plans.



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Yoga Studio Adelaide

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Angela Davison

We have assisted our yoga studio client with the plans and negotiations for a successful Development Plan Consent within the City Living Zone.


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Sky Diving – Council Permit – Beach Landings

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Angela Davison

We have assisted our Client SA Sky Diving to gain a permit from the Alexandrina Council for tandem sky diving on Basham Beach Foreshore at Middleton, South Australia.  The first sky dive event will be held on Saturday 21 January 2017. If you need assistance with any Council matters contact Town Planning HQ. 20161008_145453

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Non complying Change of Use in Primary Production Zone

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by Angela Davison

We recently facilitated a change of use application for a 2,000m2 allotment in a far north Council to enable an existing church on the land to be converted to residential use within the Primary Production Zone.  This was a non complying development process.


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Non complying Light Industry in Hills Face Zone

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by Angela Davison

We have recently coordinated an application to enable an industrial kitchen to operate on existing horticultural farmland in the Hills Face Zone within the Mitcham Council.  This application involved a non complying process and has been issued with Development Plan Consent.

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Posted on October 18th, 2016 by Angela Davison

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Warehouse development in Charles Sturt Council

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by Angela Davison

We have recently drawn plans and received Development Plan Consent for a 4 warehouse development in Beverley.  Warehouse Development

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Change of Use to Light Industry

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Angela Davison

Another recent approval is for a change of use of a building to enable light industry at Cheltenham in Charles Sturt Council area, South Australia.  Our role included the town planning application and coordinating Building Rules Consent with the assistance of a private certifier to achieve full Development Approval.  We have also been involved in the engagement of traffic, stormwater and civil engineers for the upgrading of a car park on the land.


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Tourist Accommodation in Barossa Valley

Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Angela Davison

We have recently prepared floor plans, site plans and accompanying reports for five properties for a winery group in the Barossa Valley.   The planning applications are for change of use of existing buildings to tourist accommodation in rural areas.   The town planning reports include advice from our traffic planner including regarding access and vehicle parking arrangements.  We are also working through the issues relating to Building Rules Consent with Council and private certifier.


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Two storey dwelling in Seacliff – Contemporary design in ‘character’ area

Posted on August 24th, 2015 by Angela Davison

We have recently helped to secure an approval for a contemporary, full two storey house within the Seacliff Policy Area 12.  The Development Plan suggests second storey should be in the roof space – we demonstrated that this was unnecessary.

Our submission included a planning report, scaled streetscape drawing attached here.  House designed by owner with Coastal Living by Design.


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Tricky land divisions – Under Site Area – Flood Areas – Vehicle Access

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Angela Davison

Are you have trouble getting your second dwelling to fit Council’s Development Plan requirements?  Are vehicle parking and turning areas gobbling up your site?  Or is there a flood area affecting your property?

Your application might benefit from our review of plans and all assumptions.

We have helped numerous applications get over the line in the last few months including one in Gawler Council and another in West Torrens Council.




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Warehouse – non complying assessment – Mitcham Council

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Angela Davison

We have recently won a Development Plan Consent for a warehouse in a residential zone adjacent the Industry Zone at St Mary’s, Adelaide. All development application documentation was prepared by Town Planning HQ Pty Ltd.  Do you need assistance with an industrial land use?Final 3D model to Council

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Change Use to Cross Fit Studio in Residential Zone

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Angela Davison

1522015_283588395122249_501555837_n1-370x300This change of use has successfully achieved Development Plan Consent.  The studio will be at 237 Brighton Road, Somerton Park - a site previously used as a retail showroom in Somerton Park, Adelaide.


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Broken Hill Change of Use – Industrial Land

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have recently prepared a development application for the change of use of land in Broken Hill.  Our client required approval to operate a meat processing plant.  We drafted the plans and elevations and a covering report.  We also liaised with Council regarding the development application.  For your remote areas applications contact Town Planning HQ.

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Restaurant Licence Approval – Liquor

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have managed an application for a new restaurant to sell and supply liquor in accordance with Section 34(1)(a)&(b) of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (Restaurant Licence).

The management role for liquor licence applications involves liaison with State Government, drafting plans of the facility, seeking Council support including confirming use rights, notifying neighbours and managing the preparation of all paperwork for submission in accordance with the Liquor Licensing Act 1997.    Please call Town Planning HQ Pty Ltd on 8358 5346 if you require assistance with your liquor licence application.


Further information:  Licensees are required to operate in accordance with the General Code of Practice.  Click this link for a copy of the Code.   Code

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Change of Use to Consulting Rooms – Category 3 merit assessment

Posted on May 19th, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have recently managed an application for the change of use of land within the Industry Zone at St Mary’s (Mitcham Council).  The change of use is from Education Establishment to Consulting Rooms (general medical practice).  This application required notification in the newspaper and to adjoining owners and occupiers.  Our strategy for community consultation, conducted in liaison with our client, achieved excellent support from neighbours and there were no negative representations (objections) received.  Our role included car park design, assessment report (Development Plan), discussions with State Government’s Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure (Schedule 8 Referral) and liaison with Council.

135-139 Daws Road ST MARYS 5042

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Various Changes of Use to Light Industry and Shop

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have recently prepared a number of change of use applications and investigations including:

  • Change of use to light industry (City of Charles Sturt)
  • Change of use to light industry (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)
  • Existing use rights (City of Campbelltown)

Each project includes car parking, land use and building components.  Building Rules consent matters are generally referred to other specialists and we coordinate the final Development Approval on behalf of clients.  Once engaged we review advices provided by Council to our clients.  This assists to establish the validity of advice regarding processing methods and likelihood of the administration or Development Assessment Panel’s support.  This may include some review of case law and certainly includes investigations to establish whether a development application is required in the first place.  Sometimes we can demonstrate ‘existing use rights’ without the need for an application for Development Approval.


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Shed for Storage in Residential Zone – No Dwelling on Land

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have recently made presentation to a northern rural Council’s Development Assessment Panel on behalf of clients seeking a storage shed on their land in the Residential Zone.  This was dealt with as a non complying development which requires a Statement of Effect as well as referral to the Development Assessment Commission.


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Change of Use to Consulting Rooms – Non Complying Application

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Angela Davison

We have recently prepared all documentation for an application to change the use of land from a church to consulting rooms for a specialist medical practice.  The property is within the Residential (Foothills) Zone of the Mitcham Council in the suburb of Blackwood.  The project included reviewing car parking plans in accordance with AS2890.1, preparing floor plans, Letter of Support and Statement of Effect and coordination of private building certifier.




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Private Certifier – Planning – Res Code

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by root

Angela Davison has been admitted as a Private Certifier (Planning) for residential code applications under Section 91(1) of the Development Act 1993.

The residential code

The residential code simplifies planning approvals for some common forms of residential development.  Private certifiers as well as councils are now able to undertake planning assessments of residential code developments.

With some exceptions you can apply for:

  • common residential works and structures such as sheds, carports, verandahs and rainwater tanks
  • single-storey additions and alterations to existing homes
  • new single-storey and two-storey detached and semi-detached homes.

The code applies only to applications for development plan consent. For development approval you may also need to apply for building rules consent and land division consent.

Does the Code Apply to Your Development?

The code does not apply in certain restricted areas of the state:

  • heritage locations, such as local heritage places, state heritage places, state heritage areas and historic conservation zones
  • the Hills Face Zone of the Adelaide Hills
  • flood-prone areas (unless the applicant can demonstrate that the development meets the flood protection standards of the relevant development plan).

Please refer to the following South Australian Government link and contact your local Council to discuss your proposal.   If you consider your development may qualify for private certification please contact us by email to or by telephone 8358 5346.

Private certification and development approval processed in South Australia are government by the Development Act 1993 and Development Regulations 2008.  Section 12 of the Act and Sections 15 and 17 of the Regulations are relevant.


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