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#1 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 26 November 2019 - 10:24 PM

Does anyone know if anyone exists who does advice re planning permissions in WA?

We've got a property where a couple of additions may or may not be ok. We were told they were when we bought the place but not everything seems to tie up with the plans etc provided.

We'd rather get advice from someone who really knows their stuff than try to work it out ourselves.

Thanks

#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 26 November 2019 - 10:28 PM

Can you ask your council for a recommendation? Our council is a nightmare, but people who deal with them all the time know what they want. Or I guess, try to find someone local.

Edited by SeaPrincess, 26 November 2019 - 10:29 PM.


#3 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 26 November 2019 - 10:49 PM

Thank you, I'll call the council.

Who would I ask for though? Is it a building surveyor, conveyancer? I've googled but nothing has come up with the right job title / description.

#4 ponky

Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:55 PM

You would ask to speak to the planning and building section at your local council.  They deal with these type of problems every day.

#5 FiveAus

Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:46 AM

You need a town planner. If your council requires you to have a planning permit to build on your land, the town planner will prepare the submission for you.

#6 SeaPrincess

Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:55 AM

View PostFiveAus, on 27 November 2019 - 04:46 AM, said:

You need a town planner. If your council requires you to have a planning permit to build on your land, the town planner will prepare the submission for you.
Not necessarily. It entirely depends on what has been done. Everything we’ve had done at our house that has needed planning permission has been submitted by the relevant building/installation company.

OP, the council might be able to provide you with the details of what has been approved before you go down the path of retrospective application.

Edited by SeaPrincess, 27 November 2019 - 07:56 AM.


#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:43 AM

OP, my council has lists of planning permissions granted on their website. They are just pdf documents showing Application No., Approved Date, Address, Description (e.g. patio, pool fencing, fibreglass pool, shed) and the name of the applicant. If you have any idea when they were installed, you might find some info on your council's website. Ours go back to 2013, so I can see in 2014 where we put in the pool and extended the outdoor patio. My sister lives in a neighbouring council area and her council's website details the process to obtain the registered plans/approvals for your own property from the council.

#8 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:44 AM

Thanks!

We are pretty sure there's stuff without planning permissions and our council can be fairly hard to work with so we wanted to get professional advice.

#9 AllyK81

Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:59 AM

Definitely a town planner in that case.

#10 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:23 PM

Now I've just got to find one south of Perth :D

#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:04 PM

View PostPocket..., on 27 November 2019 - 12:23 PM, said:

Now I've just got to find one south of Perth :D
How far south? PM me if you don’t want to post it, but we have family in Bunbury who might be able to recommend someone.

#12 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:12 PM

View PostSeaPrincess, on 27 November 2019 - 08:04 PM, said:


How far south? PM me if you don’t want to post it, but we have family in Bunbury who might be able to recommend someone.

Thanks, I've PMed you :)




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