town planner darebin council

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 Darebin 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 Darebin City Council:

The City of Darebin falls within Melbourne’s network of middle ring municipalities that are generally located 20 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District.  The City of Darebin is located north of Melbourne’s Central Business District bounded by the City of Yarra to the south, City of Whittlesea to the north, City of Moreland and Merri Creek to the west and City of Banyule and Darebin Creek to the east.

The city demographic is diverse comprising of people from a range of background, cultures, languages, religion and ages.

The city in recent years has experienced significant change in the southern half of the municipality due to the gentrification of suburbs such a Northcote, Thornbury, Fairfield and Alphington.

The city incorporates a mix of residential, industrial and retail areas.  Major retail areas include Northland Shopping Centre and Preston market.  There are major industrial areas located in Fairfield, East Preston and Reservoir.  City of Darebin also has two tertiary institutions Latrobe University and Melbourne Polytechnic.