Bennett + Bennett Town Planners is a team of property and development specialists with diverse skills and experience, ready to assist you with practical, expert and timely advice. 

Our team includes town planning, urban design and acquisition expertise.  Our unique combination of skill sets means you can get holistic, practical advice from the one firm. In conjunction with the Bennett + Bennett Survey and Spatial teams, Bennett + Bennett can service your project from site sourcing and acquisitions through to land survey, design, development approvals and titling.

Our market experience is extensive and includes commercial, mixed use, urban renewal, residential land subdivision and boutique residential developments, duplex’s to apartments, short term accommodation and student accommodation, industrial, schools and child care.

We service all scales of development up to large master planned communities and complex projects.

Our Clients value our service because we are commercially minded and responsive to their needs.  We work to protect our clients’ development rights.  We are not “tick box” town planners – our involvement on your project is an investment in the success of the project.

We have on the ground local experience and contacts throughout South East Qld with offices at the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.

Our Key Services

Plan Sealing

With our diverse experience and skills in the property and development industry, we don’t just seek development approvals – we provide strategic direction and specialised services for our clients to assist to realise their project goals.

With a continuing complexity in the planning system there is an ever increasing need for Town Planning Advisory Services throughout the lifecycle of a project.

From site sourcing through to plan sealing, we are here to assist with strategic thinking informed by our collective wealth of experience.

  • Site identification and sourcing
  • Site appraisal and evaluation and due diligence advice
  • Highest and best use advice
  • Advice on pathways and strategies to seek approval
  • Development advisory advice
  • Project advocacy and representations to stakeholders
  • Planning scheme and other planning legislation reviews, submissions and advice on protecting your development rights
  • Enquiry by design workshops

Talk to us and we can tailor a service to meet your needs.

We are experts at seeking development approvals for our clients.

The approval pathway can be complex and we are here to navigate you through the maze with minimal fuss.  With a wealth of experience and an innate understanding of the planning system, we get results for our clients and won’t settle for an average result.

We manage the approval process from project inception to conditions compliance and plan sealing.

Our statutory planning services include:

  • Pre-lodgement meeting and stakeholder consultation
  • High level negotiations and managing the development assessment process
  • Assembling and managing project teams using our well established network of reliable consultants
  • Advice on pathways and strategies to seek approval for all manner of projects including the most complex projects
  • Approval advice and conditions compliance
  • We are Risksmart accredited for Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Logan City Council

Our Urban Design team draws on the shared knowledge and experience from a diverse range of services. This integrated working environment ensures our designs respond to a site’s context to produce quality and practical outcomes for our clients and the greater community.

Our urban design capabilities are focused primarily on residential, industrial, commercial, urban renewal and mixed use master planning and design. Services include:
• Master planning
• Site analysis
• Urban and regional structure planning
• Residential and neighbourhood subdivision design
• Subdivision and precinct plans
• Building envelope and small lots design
• Townhouse site design
• Town centre plans
• Urban design guidelines
• Policy advisory
• Yield analysis

At Bennett & Bennett we believe that designs should respond to their surrounding environment and communication of design intent is critical to the project’s success.
With our combined resources, we are able to provide a range of Reality Capture options to assist the design process, visualisation and spatial analysis of your project:

  • Reality capture to suit your project, from site to suburb scale
  • Accurate visualisation
  • Accurate review impacts including view shed, overshadowing, height impacts, etc
  • Analysis of design options from any position, not reliant on single photo position
  • Accurate modelling for all parties to review
  • 3d fly / drive through to visualise project
  • Hosting options for consultation

Don’t just visualise your design, analyse it in the real world.

The Lakes Sundale

We know finding your next site is your biggest challenge. That’s why Bennett + Bennett have packaged together its range of services to offer our clients Development Site Studies to assist in finding the right site for their requirements.

From quantifying your site requirements, analysis of potential sites for the desired outcome and facilitating land owner negotiations and transactions, we can complement and boost your acquisitions team.

With this approach, we make sure you get the right site.

Now your approved and development is underway, don’t forget about your plan sealing.

Plan sealing and conditions compliance are the number one delays to the final stage of your development. Bennett + Bennett are actively involved in the entire project from inception to titling to ensure that all conditions are reasonable and achievable and requirements are being met as you develop your site to ensure the final steps in plan sealing are managed and delivered in a timely manner when it counts most.

With our combined surveying and planning experience, we are able to assist you to move navigate through to the plan sealing and titles processes in an efficient manner at this during the critical final stages of the development.

We provide strategic advice and guidance though the complex planning process.

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