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FEATURE ARTICLE: Court Appeals - Prevention is Better Than Cure: As significant areas of unconstrained developable land become less available, developers are finding themselves faced with lengthy approval processes, or worse, development application refusals... Read more

 

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Court Appeals - Prevention is Better Than Cure

(Nathan Powell and Phil Rowles IN Urban Developer, October 2010, UDIA:QLD)

As significant areas of unconstrained developable land become less available, developers are finding themselves faced with lengthy approval processes, or worse, development application refusals.

Directors Nathan Powell and Phil Rowles from Yurrah, a specialist ecological and landscape architecture consultancy, recognise that many court appeals could be avoided if a proactive approach to site assessment had been undertaken from the start.

“Development of constrained sites, such as those with steep slopes, important vegetation and habitat, and flooding and coastal constraints, demand a creative approach that sometimes looks beyond the council-nominated acceptable solution and utilises the higher level planning instruments available,” Mr Powell said.

“There needs to be a balance between the broader intent of the planning scheme and the physical constraints of the site to achieve solutions that meet the performance measures and deliver the desired outcomes of the planning scheme.

Much of Yurrah’s work has typically been focused on addressing information request and court appeals for incomplete or unsuccessful development applications.

“We’re often called upon to help ‘fix’ a situation when an application is not proceeding as planned,” Mr Rowles added.

“Our experience in assisting in these reactive situations has given us the expertise and drive to work proactively with developers from the start of projects to avoid protracted approval processes.

“We’re starting to see a shift in the industry where developers are recognising that this approach to working with the legislation instead of fighting it typically provides better development outcomes in a timelier manner.”

Yurrah’s experience in developing solutions that meet performance measures and deliver desired outcomes is now being called upon by various organisations to assist in the development of criteria to help simplify the process of seeking approval to develop constrained land.

Yurrah provides a full range of expert advice on ecological and landscape matters including professional unbiased comprehensive reporting and expert witness services.

For more information about Yurrah, please phone (+617) 3857 8477.

 

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