Shane Howard Planning

Town Planning & Development Consultancy


My services on offer include

  • Preliminary site investigation advice
  • Co-ordination of development approvals from Qld local authorities
    • Commercial – retail, mixed use, hotels/taverns
    • Industrial
    • Residential
    • Proposals involving Heritage issues
  • Changes to applications
  • Post approval changes
  • Post approval ‘generally in accordance’ advice
  • Representations on conditions of approval (requests for Negotiated Decision Notices) 
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Highest and best use reports e.g. in relation to Land Court hearings, land resumptions
  • Resolution of Show Cause and Enforcement Notices issued to you by a Local Authority
  • Lodgement of submissions in relation to Planning Scheme changes affecting your property
  • Acting for you in preparing submissions to oppose a development proposal in your area 

Some proposals can require public notification, and should this be the case I can co-ordinate this process for you with the assistance of specialist public notification companies.  This is a critical process that must be co-ordinated and undertaken 100% correctly.

I undertake to always:

  • Be on your side to put your proposal, or your submission, forward in the best light possible
  • Be on your side to minimise approval timeframes from Local Authorities and Referral Agencies
  • Provide you with a realistic expectation of opportunities and what you can achieve
  • Provide consistent, reliable and accurate advice
  • Provide advice on the applicable issues and risks e.g. issues with your site and/or proposal
  • Provide advice on the length of time involved in obtaining resolution for different development options
  • Work to solve your problems and find solutions
  • Recommend time be spent in the early stages to undertake detailed investigations of options - as this will lead to selection of the most appropriate path
  • Consider whether the Brisbane City Council RIskSMART process is applicable to your project
  • Inforrn you of any potential conflict of interest I may have and avoid this situation

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