AJP TOWN PLANNING
We are Buyer's Agents, Town Planners and Property Development and Property Investment Advisors based in Melbourne
AJP TOWN PLANNING provides professional town planning and property consulting services.
Our Professional Town Planning Services include:
Gaining town planning permits for individuals, business and property developers.
Conducting town planning feasibilities and due diligence
Our Professional Property Services include:
Buyer's Agent Services sometimes referred to as Buyer advocacy.
Our Buyer's Agent service caters for property investors and owner occupiers
Buying property for developers including sourcing development sites
Free Vendor advocacy services
Contact us to learn more about our services.
Melbourne Based Buyer's Agents and Town Planning Consultants
About our professional property advisory service
Our town planning service has been helping individuals, government and companies of all sizes to navigate the complexities of the town planning system.
With over two decades town planning experience, we simplify the development approvals process to get you development approval/ planning permit.
Our buyer's agent/ buyer advocate service caters for property investors and owner occupiers.
Our buyer's agent service was requested by our clients so we delivered. Our buyer advocacy is unique though as we don't come from a sales background.
With qualifications in property valuation, town planning and also licensed as real estate agents we are not your average buyers agent.
We devise a strategy with you and your mortgage broker, financial planner or accountant based on your budget and circumstances tailored to your needs.
A property investor example might be a plan for strong yields with positive cash flows so you can retire with passive income streams or long term capital growth by buying blue chip property assets.
For owner occupiers buyer's whether it is your first home, holiday home, down size home or a dream multi million dollar purchase we are your trusted advocate to ensure you secure a property quickly to get your weekend back and not have the pain of missing out again and again.
Give us a call today for town planning or buyer's agent professional services.
BUYERS AGENTS & TOWN PLANNERS
Proven Town Planning Permit Results
Our town planning and property services meet the needs of all types of clients.
Our town planners consult for individuals, small business to large firms.
Our buyer's agents act for property investors and owner occupiers including first home buyers and homebuyer fund clients.
Please get in touch today to learn how AJP Town Planning can help your town planning or property buying journey so you can relax.
PLANNING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Town Planning Consultant Melbourne and Regional Areas
AJP Town Planning are experts in preparing planning permit applications for development approvals.
AJP Town Planning act for individuals and small and large business. We navigate the complexity for you.
Residential extensions and multi unit developments
Commercial and Industrial property including changes of use.
Childcare Centres, Medical Centres, Gyms and Fitness Centres
Places of assembly such as places of worship.
Advertising Signage Permits
Car Parking Reductions
Get in touch to learn more about how AJP TOWN PLANNING can help you gain planning permission.
BUYER'S AGENT SERVICE
Why should the vendor (the seller) be the only one with an agent representing them in a property purchase.
You wouldn't go to court and rely on the other sides lawyer for your representation, but people make this mistake everyday when buying property.
As buyer's agents, sometimes called buyer's advocates we act for you the buyer so you have expert representation.
We can conduct a full service where we research and select a suitable property for your investment or owner occupier needs and buy for you.
We can also negotiate for you at private sale or bid at auction on your chosen property if you have found a property already and need our service.
Our buyer's agent services are suitable for:
First Home Buyers
Homesvic Home Buyer Fund Clients
Interstate and Expat buyers
Houses and Units
City, Coastal and Regional markets
Looking for a buyer's agent but not sure where to turn? Check out our qualifications, we are professional property advisors and not property spruikers.
TOWN PLANNING FEASIBILITY STUDY
Achieve Your Goals with due diligence research. Pre purchase or highest and best use studies of property you already own. For example can I develop multi units?
At AJP TOWN PLANNING, we have completed many pre or post purchase planning feasibilities for clients.
For example is a multi unit development possible?
Our pre-purchase planning feasibility reports provide you with added confidence prior to Auction/ Sale.
AJP TOWN PLANNING then give you the option to take it to the next step of lodging a planning application where we can organise everything for you.
Free Service to you
Vendor advocacy is a free service, as we get paid by the selling agent selected to sell your property. Get in touch to learn more about how this service can help you get the best results.
TOWN PLANNING AND BUYER'S AGENTS
Professional Town Planning and Property Services
Town Planning Permits, Town Planning Feasibilities, Buyer's Agents, Buyer's Advocacy, Auction Bidding, Vendor Advocacy
Expert Property Advisory
Our Town Planning Projects
Our town planning service ensures all clients not only reach, but exceed their goals. Our experience helps us lay out a strategy that perfectly fits our clients needs. This collaboration is essential for the successful transition from strategy, to plan, to action. Learn about some of our past projects below, and get in touch to see what we can do for you.
MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT
First time developers
A Sydney based client requested AJP TOWN PLANNING to undertake a planning feasibility prior to purchasing a Melbourne property.
The first time developer confidently bought the Melbourne single dwelling property after the feasibility report provided a thorough and positive analysis for development.
The client then appointed AJP Town Planning to lodge a planning application (development application) for 8 dwellings on the land. AJP Town Planning also appointed and led the other services such as land surveyors, traffic engineers, architects, landscape architects all on budget.
By ensuring consistent and transparent communication, our interstate client was able to progress successfully in their first development experience.
CHILD CARE CENTRE
A Story of Success
AJP TOWN PLANNING collaborated with the developer/ architect and provided a planning report to support the application in Springvale South.
The project encompassed demolition of two dwellings and change of use to a child care centre within a contemporary building.
AJP TOWN PLANNING are proud to have been part of the project team.
Bars and Restaurants
We have acted for a number of bars, restaurants, bottle shops, cafes and cinemas.
This has included new and existing businesses seeking licensed premises matters such as increased operating hours or increased red line plan areas where liquor can be consumed.
These licensed premises applications often attract objections so are contentious.
It is important to use a professional when setting up or expanding a hospitality business.
If you have a hospitality business then contact us today.
Cheers to that!
MEDIATION & VCAT ADVOCACY
An Innovative Solution
AJP Town Planning were approached by an architecture firm for this project that comprised construction of a three storey apartment building (19 dwellings) in Caulfield South.
AJP TOWN PLANNING was engaged to speak and mediate at the planning conference that was chaired by a local Councillor and Council's Principal Planner and many vocal objectors present.
AJP TOWN PLANNING was able to advocate confidently for the client and help reduce the objector concerns.
COUNCIL CONTRACT SERVICES
A sea change
A Shire Council required contractor assistance within their statutory town planning department.
We worked on this project for several months making delegated Council decisions on Council's more complex planning matters including several reports for Council committee meetings and written reports for VCAT.
CINEMA, PLACE OF ASSEMBLY
Activity Centre Renewal
AJP Town Planning was delighted to provide a town planning application report to convert an IGA supermarket to a Cinema and associated place of assembly with bars and restaurants with licensed premises for 845 people and reduction of parking.
SIDE BY SIDE MULTI UNITS
We worked on this project closely with the client in Chadstone and the end result was truly spectacular.
Demolition of an old dwelling with overgrown gardens for two new architecturally designed side by side multi unit luxury dwellings with landscaped gardens
BOXING GYM (RESTRICTED RECREATION FACILITY)
Helping World Champions in business
We were approached by a 2 x World Champion and owner of the Training Room Boxing Gym.
The gym owner sought to relocate his commercial premises to a new property and this required a permit to operate within an industrial area in North Geelong.
AJP Town Planning was pleased to assist and delivered a planning permit in a very short time frame.
Our Town Planning Testimonials Do the Talking
Our Reputation Speaks for Itself
Great service, very friendly and knowledgable, great pricing
Qualified Town Planners and Buyer's Agents
At AJP TOWN PLANNING, we have the education and experience. We’re committed to solving complex challenges using the latest technology, combined with our creative and collaborative approach. Learn more below.
Experience and Qualifications
Our unique service offer is that we have two decades town planning and property experience in Australia and UK spanning local government and private sector consulting.
Our professional qualifications really sets us apart from our competitors as we hold the following qualifications.
Post Graduate Diploma Planning and Design (Urban Planning)
University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma Property Valuation
University of Melbourne
Diploma Financial Services Financial Planning
CPP40307 Cert iv Property Services License Real Estate Agent ACT and VIC.
Bachelor of Arts (Geography and Environmental Science and Politics Major)
Monash University Clayton.
Individual member of:
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
Victorian Planning Environmental Law Association (VPELA)
Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA)
Published in the peer reviewed Australian Property Journal.
Professional education and experience on your side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find Out More
Although our services are generally tailored to each organisation or individual needs, there are some questions that come up consistently. Read on to find out if we’ve already answered your questions. If you still have an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to call or send us a message - a member of our team will get back to you shortly.
Who are your typical buyer's agent clients?
A lot of people now use buyer's agents.
Property investors have long recognised that an expert buyer's agent can deliver better results.
If you have a tooth ache you go to a dentist. You seek expert services. Property is the same why would you attempt to do it yourself.
It is not just the expert advice.
There are many reasons to engage a buyer's agent.
People that are time poor and want their weekends back.
People that have missed out on their dream home at auction.
People that have over analysed and haven't bought.
Owner occupiers including first home buyer's, upsizers and downsizers.
People that dont like dealing with real estate agents and realise they dont act for you the buyer.
People that recognise an expert buyer's agent can deliver better results.
People that want access to off market properties.
Homes Vic Home Buyer Fund Clients
People that are using the bank of Mum and Dad find it reduces the intergenerational conflicts when you can outsource the buying decision to a professional.
How much do you charge to bid at auction as a buyer's agent?
We get it. You are busy and want your weekends back. It is stressful, you dont want to pay too much, you don't want that pain again of missing out, you dont like talking with real estate agents, you want privacy.
Whether you are an owner occupier or an an investor, there are many reasons why you would outsource the bidding at auction to a professional.
There is also many reasons why a buyer's agent or buyers advocate will win at auction.
For a Melbourne based auction we would charge a flat fee of $900 for this auction bidding only service.
How much do you charge as a buyer's agent to research and purchase a property ?
Our full buyer's agent end to end service we take care of everything after meeting with you and signing an agreement we devise a strategy, sourcing and selecting which suburbs and short listing properties, inspecting the properties, negotiating with agents, or going to auction, we project manage building and pest inspections, valuations and strata reports, project manage solicitors to organise the exchange process.
We charge an upfront retainer of $3000 for properties under $1 million or if your budget is over $1 million we charge a $5000 retainer.
We charge 2% commission and the retainer paid comes off the total payable on success.
Some buyer's agent clients prefer a fixed fee we can also offer a fixed fee of 2%. Say you had a budget of $1.5 million to $2 million. We would meet in the middle on a $1.75 million rate so we are not incentivised by commission so this examples equates to a $35,000 fee as the fixed fee.
Call now and ask for the full service.
How much do you charge for property purchase negotiation only as a buyer's agent?
If you have found a property you like yourself but are not confident in the negotiation process with real estate agents or dont have the time. We charge 1% for negotiation only as buyer's agents. As we charge 2% for the full service, we charge just 1% for negotiation aspects only as buyer's agents.
If you prefer a fixed fee we can do this also. Dont miss out on your dream home by not negotiating correctly, you should use a buyer's agent. We can also provide you with a payment plan and negotiate a special discount fee if you have qualified as a homes vic homebuyer fund client via your lender.
Who are your typical town planning clients?
Architects and Draftpersons - Town Planning Application Reports
Building Designers - Town Planning Application Reports
Land Surveyors - Town Planning Application Reports
First Home Buyers - Pre Purchase Town Planning Feasibility
Developers - Pre Purchase Town Planning Feasibility
Arborists and Tree Loppers - Written Town Planning Advice
Builders - Town Planning Application Reports and Amended Permits
Lawyers -Town Planning Advice
Traffic Engineers - Planning Application Reports
Farm Owners - Town Planning Application Reports
Mum and Dad Investors - Pre Purchase Town Planning Feasibility
Municipal Councils - Statutory Planning Report Writing
Property Investors - Pre Purchase Planning Feasibilities
Small Business such as gyms, bars, restaurants, medical centres, childcare centres - Planning Application Reports
Buyer Advocates and Buyer Agents - Pre Purchase Town Planning Feasibilities. Yes other buyer's agents come to us for advice.
Which geography/ council areas of Melbourne does your buyer's agents buy in for owner occupiers ?
Our buyer's agent focus for owner occupier clients can be Melbourne wide but we are generally focused within the South East and Bayside Suburbs of Melbourne, Inner Melbourne, North and North Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, we work for first home buyers right up to prestige multi million dollar homes:
Port Phillip including Port Melbourne, Middle Park, Albert Park, St Kilda, Elwood
Yarra and Melbourne including Richmond, Fitzroy, North Melbourne, Collingwood, Carlton, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill
Bayside and Kingston including Brigton, Hampton, Sandringham, Beaumaris, Mentone, Bentleigh
Stonnington and Glen Eira including Armadale, Glen Iris, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Toorak, South Yarra, Bentleigh, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Carnegie, McKinnon, Ormond
Boroondara including Balwyn, Camberwell, Hawthorn, Kew
Monash, Knox and Maroondah including Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Mulgrave, Wantirna, Ringwood, Vermont, Park Orchards
Manningham and Whitehorse including Bulleen, Doncaster, Donvale, Templestowe, Box Hill, Burwood, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills
Banyule and Whittlesea including Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Montmorency, Rosana, Macleod, Viewbank, Rosana, Bundoora
Darebin including Northcote, Preston, Thornbury, Fairfield
Moreland including Brunswick and Coburg
Our investor clients are more about the strategy and numbers than a specific geography location.
Strategies will consider factors such as yield/ income or growth.
Our target investor clients are not all high net worth individuals, most are just on normal incomes and may wish to buy a unit or a regional property to replace their income so they can feel secure, retire or work less by growing their passive income. Our investor clients want to be free from the rate race of working for somebody else.
They may be first home buyers that rentvest by renting in Melbourne near work and city living but where they may not want to live but is closer to their budget to get in the market.
There is a lot of people realising the benefits of a buyer's agent to free up your weekends and get expert advice.
If you don't trust real estate agents, let's face it they are acting for the vendor, engage our services where we act for you.
Can I build multi units/ Can I subdivide my backyard?
Let us conduct a town planning feasibility for you. We can identify the opportunity and risks for you. Even if you have no experience in property development, we can take care of the permit process for you.