Project Management

Every project is different. Subdivisions and other Land Development often require a number of professionals to report on the issues involved and various contractors to be co-ordinated during the construction phase of the project. Pinnacle Land Surveyors provide project management services to coordinate the various parties and ensure the work is carried out to the appropriate standard and to the agreed budget.

Project Management – As much or as little as you require.

Pinnacle Land Surveyors recognise that each project is different.  Also, each client is different and has different abilities and experience. Some clients are very experienced in the construction stage and only require help with the consent process while others would like help throughout the project. Whatever your needs, Pinnacle Land Surveyors can tailor their management services to help you as required.

Typical stages of a land development:

  • Developing a Scheme Plan which illustrates the proposed development
  • Applying for Development Consent
  • Applying to local authorities (Telstra/Sydney Water/Endeavour Energy or Ausgrid)
  • Applying for an Engineering Construction Certificate
  • Construction, including the organisation of appropriate inspections and sign offs by Council
  • Completion Certificates and documentation
  • Lodge with Council for approval
  • Lodge to the Land Titles
  • Issue of Titles

Professional reports:

Professional services that may be required for a land development project include:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Arborists & Landscapers
  • Ecologists
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Fire Engineers
  • Town Planning
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Aboriginal Consultants
  • Acoustic Engineers

Pinnacle Land Surveyors are very experienced in coordinating reports from other professionals to be incorporated in applications to Council and have developed a network of consultants to call on.

Development Applications

It is our experience that it is necessary to follow up consents once they have been lodged at Council to ensure smooth processing. Pinnacle Land Surveyors regularly follow up all applications to facilitate the process through council.

What is a Development Application?

Whether or not a Development Application (DA) is required depends on the type of activity planned and the rules set out in the relevant Local Government Area and State Government plans. Because Local Government and State Government plans restrict the type of activities that can be carried out ‘as of right’, and impose ‘controls’ on certain activities, permission must be obtained to:

  • Carry out activities that aren’t allowed as-of-right, or
  • Carry out activities that exceed controls set out in the relevant plan.

This permission is obtained by applying for a Development Application.

A Development Application, if approved, grants permission to a person, group or organisation to use or develop a natural or physical resource, or to carry out an activity, that affects the environment in some way. It is important to note that you commit an offence if you do not obtain a Development Consent when one is required and you then act in a way that breaches a rule contained in a Government plan be either the Local Environment Plan (LEP), State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) or the Environmental Planning and Assessments Act (EP&A Act) with guidelines also found in the Local Government Development Control Plan (DCP).

We can help you overcome these issues and our services include:

  • Prepare Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE)
  • Prepare Development Applications (DA’s)
  • Investigate potential subdivision sites
  • Help you navigate your DCP and LEP to get you on the right track towards development approval