A ‘change of use’ occurs when the use of land, building or a portion of a building changes from one use to another e.g. a shop changing from a shop to a showroom.

Most changes of use require a Development Application (DA) and Council approval.

SurveyPlus prepares your application including a description of the changes, permissibility under the legislation, and how any external effects will be mitigated (Statement of Environmental Effects). We prepare detailed plans for this submission and project manage the application through Council’s approval process leaving you to focus on the bigger picture.

The Process:

  • Assessment of relevant planning legislation and environmental controls
  • Liaison and negotiation with Council
  • Preparation of Statement of Environmental Effects outlining proposed development
  • Issue of report for DA submission (provided in hardcopy and PDF format)


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