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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 Manningham 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 Manningham City Council:

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

It is defined by the Yarra River to the north and west, and Koonung Creek to the south. Manningham is a city of contrast, with urban areas in the west and central part of the municipality and rural properties and hobby farms in the east.

The Manningham municipal profile ( highlights the liveability of the City is an amalgam of high environmental standards, a diverse range of high quality residential environments, natural and scenic resources and a broad range of leisure opportunities, particularly recreation, entertainment, culture and art. It is interesting to note that there is no rail based public transport that services the municipality.