We’ve had great experience working with the guys over at Steffan Town Planning and we thought we’d share their top subdivision project management process with you. Check out their guest post below.
If you’re interested in working with Steffan Town Planning, call them on 07 3317 0042 or get in touch with them via their website: https://www.steffantp.com.au/contact
Subdivision (Reconfiguration of a Lot)
From concept stage through to completion, a simple 1 into 2 subdivision can require the involvement of up to 20 odd people from town planners, surveyors, engineers, contractors, banks, Local Council, real estate agents…etc. It’s never quite as easy as what they make it look on TV, so here at STP we offer the fundamental service of project management. We can manage your project from finding the right property right through to receiving your approval from Council.
We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for your development approval. Once engaged, we’ll deal with the rest until we hand over your DA.
— Alexander Steffan – Director
What is the process?
When we receive an enquiry (call us/email us!), we assess the development potential of the property/site (using PropertEASE); this step highlights any potential issues such as slope, connection to services…etc. – we then share this feedback with our client free of charge;
We discuss the project with our network of trusted advisors including civil engineers, surveyors and feasibility consultants to ensure the project is achievable; and
We send our client a fee proposal outlining the process and charges involved.
We thrive on a challenge here at STP and always provide our clients with honest feedback. We always work resourcefully to achieve the best possible outcome and it’s rewarding for us to see clients succeed and become more prosperous on their development journeys. The more money you make, the quicker you’ll start on the next project so we’re always working in your best interests.
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Once we are engaged to complete a job we will obtain multiple surveying and civil engineering quotes from our network of experienced and reliable consultants. We work alongside these consultants from prelodgement right through to completion of the project to ensure all T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted.
During the prelodgement stage, we gather the supporting documents required for submission to Council, such as; subdivision plan, concept services plan, hydraulic reports, ecology reports… etc. Our aim is to avoid information requests where possible so we always recommend to our clients that all supporting documents be obtained prior to lodgement. This ensures a speedy turnaround with minimal hassle for all parties, not to mention we rarely charge for ‘out-of-scope’ work.
Through the development application process with Council, we always make sure our clients are 100% informed each step of the way. We check in with Council regularly and provide our clients with weekly updates to guarantee we push it along as fast as possible. We also provide RiskSMART approvals, which allow us to gain approvals within just 5 business days.