planning approval for gymnasium

planning approval for gymnasium

Advantage Planning.
As Director of Advantage Planning Services, I often get involved in obtaining planning approvals for Gymnasiums. Or are they Gyms? Gymnasiums are by definition a building equipped with facilities for gymnastics and sport. Such places are often associated with schools or sports clubs but a lot are smaller scale, private facilities focused on offering a more exclusive training experience or even ‘one-on-one’ training sessions. I consider a fitness centre to be where restricted membership, rather than hundreds of members or belonging to a club or school, creates a more exclusive experience. These fitness centres are generally more intense offering a more specific work out experience in smaller groups and are known to enhance their member's fitness goals quicker. Because the classes are small and the duration generally intense and limited…
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WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERECNES BETWEEN TORRENS TITLE, STRATA TITLE OR COMMUNITY TITLES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA?

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERECNES BETWEEN TORRENS TITLE, STRATA TITLE OR COMMUNITY TITLES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA?

Advantage Planning.
Each parcel of land in South Australia is issued with a certificate of title of which there are three main types. Torrens Title this is the most common type of title by far and gives the owner the greatest ownership rights. The owner can demolish, extend, repaint and improve the property as they wish within the planning and building controls that apply across the State expressed in the respective Council’s Development Plan and the state wide Building Code. The owner is fully responsible for the allotment area the buildings on the lot and associated driveways, paths and services such a water and sewerage. The exception is boundary fences which are shared with neighbours and different controls apply to these covered by the Fences Act. Strata Titles were used in situations…
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Expert Witness ERD Court

Advantage Planning.
Preparing Statements of Evidence as an Expert Witness for the Environment, Resources and Development Court (ERDC). I am always pleased to be asked by an Appellant, Respondent or their solicitors to give an opinion regarding an Appeal going to trial in the ERDC. Each case is different and presents a new set of challenges. If you form the view you can support the position of the Appellant or Respondent as an expert witness your client needs to instruct you to proceed with preparing a detail Statement of Evidence. Preparing the Statement requires absorbing a large amount of information supplied to you by the client and also the Book of Documents filed with the ERDC and made available to both sides. It is then a matter of cross referencing all this…
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Pompeii and Urbanism

Council Approvals Adelaide
A violent earthquake in 63 AD devastated the area near Naples in Italy and reportedly was a warning of the eventual devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius that occurred in 79 AD. I finally got to visit Pompeii in July 2019 after many years of curiosity and was quite amazed as a Town Planner about the scale of the site and the sophistication of the urban development. The ancient city was thought to have grown from an earlier settlement somewhere around the 6th century BC. Nearly 2000 years ago the volcanic eruption buried Pompeii in ash and preserved the day to day life in time. Although organic matter had decayed in the intervening period the space left was able to be filled by the archaeologist to leave a cast of what…
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Airbnb

Airbnb

Council Approvals Adelaide
The searching, booking and payment for accommodation can now all be done over the internet usually for short term stays. Airbnb accommodation is now all over the world over 5 million listings. Like a lot of the technological changes that spread quickly around the world often the legal system, planning laws, local government and their Development Plans lag behind. (more…)
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Technology and Signage

Council Approvals Adelaide
Technology is impacting our lives and the environment in many ways. Increasingly I am getting involved in obtaining planning approval for larger and larger low energy digital (LED) signs. Because technology has made such signs relatively cheap, thinner, lighter and more economical to operate larger signs are being proposed in all sorts of new locations.  (more…)
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NON-COMPLYING DEVELOPMENT

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Non-complying development is development that is “not considered appropriate” within a particular zone as specified by the respective Council’s Development Plan. Because it is not considered generally appropriate it is classified a Category 3 development to which extra development assessment process is applied as required by the Development Act and Regulations. (more…)
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Derelict Heritage in St Peters

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I was commissioned to advice on what could be done with a Bluestone fronted Villa, part of a deceased estate in St Peters. An initial inspection confirmed the poor condition of the house that had been vacant for more than 5 years. Mature trees located close to the house and a leaking roof had caused substantial damage to the house with extensive cracking, collapsed ceilings and rotten flooring making the house very unattractive. (more…)
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Is planning approval necessary? This is not always obvious or clear cut we know how to establish this and interact with the respective Local Council effectively.

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Given the complexity of the proposal it can be difficult and time consuming to assess the appropriate level of information required to support the proposal. Advantage Planning Services can assess the supporting information required and call on a range of supporting services. We have a strong network of trusted consultants to provide the required solutions:- Architects and Designers Engineers Building Surveyors Land Brokers Land Surveyors Environmental Specialists Energy Efficiency experts Acoustic and noise specialists Fire Services Disabled Access
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Trees and the Law

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When the Development Act was amended over a decade ago to introduce protection for significant and regulated trees the original legislation was fairly inflexible. A tree was a regulated tree with a truck circumference of 2.0 metres or more. In the case of trees with multiple trucks of 625 mm or more totalling 2.0 metres its removal is considered development and required development approval. Or a significant tree is specifically listed in the respective Council Development Plan or has an even greater circumference than a registered tree. If a tree was classified as a significant or regulated tree, local council approval was required before substantial pruning or removal. Failure to obtain approval can attract a fine of up to $120,000.  The original controls were restrictive, exemptions few and approval difficult…
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