Recent Approvals

Challenging Times

Challenging Times

In the recent past it has been quite challenging with over-cautious authorities requesting more and more from Applicants. We have found that many conditions and further reporting is costing people big dollars through the process. However, we are always questioning why...

Applications Taking-Off

Applications Taking-Off

Allan Van Planning have been engaged to prepare and lodge development applications for helipads on the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales this year. Business seems to be on the UP.

Town Planning Expert Witness

Town Planning Expert Witness

Allan Van Planning have been engaged as experts to the Planning and Environment Court for an appeal to a recent development approval. Daniel will draw on his years of experience in development assessment in Queensland to inform the court of his expert opinion in the...

Car Wash Forrest Lake

Car Wash Forrest Lake

We recently received approval for a new car wash in a prominent shopping center south of Brisbane. Despite triggering impact assessment, we used our experience in relevant planning matters to achieve a great outcome for hours of operation and minimized the need for...

Air BnB Brisbane

Air BnB Brisbane

We were approached by an owner renting an inner city apartment for short term accommodation following receipt of a show cause notice from Brisbane City Council. We used our experience with planning schemes in the city to avoid the need for submitting a new...

Car Wrecking Yards Brisbane Ipswich

Car Wrecking Yards Brisbane Ipswich

We have been involved in applications for two separate car wrecking yards or motor vehicle recycling and metal recovery activities as they are defined in the planning scheme. One of these was in the Ipswich City Council area and the other at Rocklea in the Brisbane...

Norman Park Subidivision

Norman Park Subidivision

Small lot subdivision in the traditional building character overlay is difficult to overcome in the Brisbane City Council area. We have obtained approval for a 1 into 2 lot subdivision resulting in 400sqm lots and retaining the existing dwelling house. A great result...

Mount Crosby Cafe

Mount Crosby Cafe

We obtained approval for a Food and Drink Outlet in the Ipswich City Council area on a residential zoned property. The property currently houses a plant nursery, therefore allows for non-residential development to co-existing on the site. The approval is a great...

Brendale Outdoor Sales

Brendale Outdoor Sales

We have obtained another approval for Kennards Hire, this time in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. Kennards acquired a site in a new industrial subdivision opposite their current operations in Brendale and we have achieved approval for their new functional...

Stapylton High Impace Industry

Stapylton High Impace Industry

There are many ways AVP can save a client money. We have been recently been involved in an application for an Extension to a Concrete Batching Plant at Stapylton. The Gold Coast City Council assessment fee was calculated as being $19,000.00. We negotiated a discount...

Kangaroo Point Heritage and High-rise Development

Kangaroo Point Heritage and High-rise Development

Our best approval yet! The development consists of constructing a 12 storey residential tower around an existing Heritage House on a high density site in Kangaroo Point. The building has unique design elements, which will create a landmark building for the area and...

Wooloowin Demolition

Wooloowin Demolition

One application we are particularly proud of is an application for the demolition of a pre-1946 house in a Traditional Character Overlay at Wooloowin. We were able to gain approval for the demolition and for a new house from the Brisbane City Council. The site was...