How to legally change the use of a commercial premises

Commercial Change of Use applications are our key specialty. You might want to open that dream cafe, get a massage studio approved or setup a kickboxing gym (to everything in between). Changing the use of a commercial premises is a legal requirement that demands a careful blend of legal, architectural and planning expertise.

Duplexes To Townhouses: A Simple Guide to Navigating Permits and Certificates

Jumping into the world of property development, especially when it’s about building a duplex or townhouse, can be quite a maze. That’s where ApproveAll comes in – to show you the ropes in getting council approval. Building a duplex or townhouse is a journey that can take up to two years, but by nailing the […]

How To (Properly) Knock Down A Wall

Ever thought about smashing down a wall in your house to open up the space a bit? It’s a great way to change things up without having to add any extra rooms. You might be picturing yourself taking a sledgehammer and just going to town, ending up with a nice, big room, right? Well, hold […]

The Difference Between CDC and DA

In the realm of property development, prior planning and documentation is king. It’s a crucial part of the process, ensuring towns and suburbs are developed to cater effectively to their residents. This is where local councils and town planners step in, giving the green light to each development to make sure they align with zoning, […]

Are You In A Bushfire Zone? (NSW)

In New South Wales (NSW), the threat of bushfires is a critical factor for property developers and homeowners alike. Understanding whether your property or potential development is in a bushfire zone is key for planning, safety, and insurance considerations. Thankfully, finding out is more straightforward than you might think. Discovering if Your Property is in […]

Retaining Walls 101: All You Need to Know

This might not seem like the most exciting topic, but retaining walls are an important part of the construction process – whether it is a new build or addition. Ever wondered why some areas, especially those prone to heavy rainfall or erosion, have walls holding back the soil? Those are retaining walls, and they play […]

Unlocking the Power of Dual Occupancy: Sydney’s Smart Property Move

Have you ever cruised around Sydney’s neighbourhoods and spotted properties with two distinct homes on one plot? That’s Dual Occupancy, and it’s swiftly becoming the go-to strategy in modern property development. This strategy has won the hearts of savvy retirees, ambitious homeowners, and forward-thinking investors. In essence, Dual Occupancy means constructing two or more distinct […]

Correcting Unauthorised Building Projects

Have you embarked on an extension, only to find that you missed a crucial step in getting council approval? Or perhaps you’ve been nudged by the Sydney council about unauthorised works on your property? Maybe you’ve been served a notice under section 9.34(1)(a) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 or a directive from […]