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DLM Town Planning is a planning practice offering a diverse range of town planning services tailored to meet client’s needs.  Preparing and submitting comprehensive planning applications is at the heart of what we do.

From our experience, the submission of a well prepared, robust planning application improves the chances of readily securing local Council approval. We work closely with our clients, experienced design consultants and expert specialists to prepare and co-ordinate the preparation of plans, reports, and other supporting documentation for the submission of a planning application through the statutory framework.  Our focus is to guide the smooth progression of planning applications so the best possible outcome can be achieved for our clients in the timeliest and cost-effective way.

DLM Town Planning provides a wide range of town planning services throughout the Banyule City Council including:

Pre-application services

  • Preliminary investigations and pre-purchase advice.
  • Comprehensive written advice on specific town planning matters.
  • Review of Certificate of Title information including covenants or Section 173 Agreements that may impact site development.
  • Council consultation to identify development issues early and avoid costly application delays.

Application lodgement

Management or support guiding a planning application through the town planning process.  With 15 years local government experience we offer a broad range of skills and experience which can be tailored to a variety of projects from commercial, industrial, residential and subdivision developments, change of land use, covenant removal/variations and detailed report preparation.

Post permit services

    • Managing and co-ordinating implementation of planning permit conditions.
    • Amendments to permits and endorsed plans
    • VCAT advocacy services for both applicants and objectors.

About Banyule City Council:

The City of Banyule falls within Melbourne’s network of middle ring municipalities that are generally located 20 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District.  The City of Banyule is located north east of Melbourne’s Central Business District bounded by the  Shire of Nillumbik to the north; City of Manningham generally to the east; City of Boroondara to the south and City of Darebin to the west.

Banyule’s southern and western boundaries are defined by the Yarra River and Darebin Creek respectively, and the Plenty River meanders through the municipality from north to south.

Know Your Council website ( highlights the city is primarily a residential area, renowned for its open spaces and plentiful parklands, especially along the Yarra and Plenty River Valleys.  There are industrial areas in Heidelberg West, Greensborough/Briar Hill and Bundoora, as well as the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre and Simpson Barracks.