town planner Nillumbik shire 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 Nillumbik Shire 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 Nillumbik Shire Council:

The Shire of Nillumbik is situated in the outer north-east urban-rural fringe of the metropolitan area, approximately 25 km from Melbourne’s Central Business District. The Shire of Nillumbik is bounded by the Shire of Murrindindi to the north, Shire of Yarra Ranges to the east, the Cities of Manningham and Banyule to the south and the City of Whittlesea to the west.  The southern boundary is bounded by the Yarra River.

The Shire of Nillumbik forms part of the metropolitan ‘green wedge’ a non urban buffer between the urban growth areas of City of Whittlesea and Lilydale.  Much of the shire is rural and is used for a combination of agriculture, rural living and conservation.  Significant natural features and parks are located within the shire including: Kinglake National Park, Plenty Gorge Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir, Yarrambat Park and the network of parks in the Yarra River system. There is a strong community appreciation for the natural environment

Nillumbik’s annual report 2018-2019 highlights Council’s vision is to be ‘Australia’s most liveable shire’ and recent findings from a landmark national research project by Queensland Bond University found that the residents of Nillumbik have the highest overall quality of life in Australia.