Town Planning

  • Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody
    Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Tomkinson Group offers professional urban and regional planners with a diverse range of statutory and strategic town planning services, covering all facets of land use and development, including commercial and private scale projects. Talk to us – you will be in capable hands.

In the 21st century, Town Planning is an essential part of any development project.  Often the trickiest aspect, thorough planning will make follow on construction work flow more smoothly.
  • Planning Project Management and Coordination
  • Strategic Planning (amendments, policies, strategies)
  • Statutory Planning (industrial, residential, commercial)
  • Large and small scale development advice
  • Due diligence and site selection
  • Bushfire Management Statements
  • VCAT representation and/or expert witness services
  • Planning Scheme amendments
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Community consultation and representation
  • Coordination of specialist professional experts (traffic engineers, landscape design) in the urban planning process
  • Urban and rural projectsClause 54/55 Assessment (Rescode)
  • Planning Panels representation

Statutory Planning

Tomkinson Group can guide you through today’s complex planning systems, from conception to construction of your development.Statutory planning is the process towards achieving a planning permit.

Statutory obligations,as outlined in planning schemes, must be met in order to achieve a constructive and workable outcome.

  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Site Development and Design
  • Planning Permit Applications
  • Representation at VCAT and Panel Hearings
  • Rescode Analysis
  • Community Engagement and Consultation
  • Bushfire Management Statements

We maintain sympathetic working relations with local government and offer a coordinated approach no matter the complexity.

Steps to a Planning Permit –

  • Feasibility and due diligence
  • Research and prepare an application
  • Submission and checking by Council
  • Public advertising
  • Council assessment and referrals
  • Decision by CouncilReview by VCAT, if required

Strategic Planning

Tomkinson Group takes an interdisciplinary approach to Strategic Planning bringing together all stakeholders, for a given project.

Tomkinson Group can steer you through the planning system with full coordination of your project, from conception to build.

  • Private Planning Scheme Amendments
  • Master Plans and Design
  • Strategic Studies
  • Rezoning and Planning Scheme Amendments
  • Outline Development Plans
  • Structure Planning
  • Community Consultation and Engagement
  • Public Advocacy
  • Representation to Council led strategic policy