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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 Knox 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 Knox City Council:

The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area, approximately 25 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District. The City of Knox is bounded by the City of Maroondah to the north, Shire of Yarra Ranges to the east, City of Casey and City of Greater Dandenong to the south and the City of Whitehorse and City of Monash to the west.  The City of Knox is situated between the Dandenong Creek Valley and the Foothills defining the ‘green and leafy image’ of the municipality.

The City of Knox is serviced by a major arterial road network that provides a high level of accessibility with EastLink facilitating access for commuters from the south-east and direct access to and from the city.  Public transport network includes the Belgrave train line, SmartBus network and local bus routes.

The Knox Activity Centre is a major retail centre providing shopping, entertainment and a civic focus for the residents and surrounding areas.  The Knox Municipal profile ( highlights the activity centre provides significant opportunities for mixed use and residential development and future public transport projects.