Who is Quelch Town Planning Planning Applications VCAT Appeals Planning Enforcement


David Quelch worked as an Environmental and Planning Compliance Officer for the Yarra Ranges Council for a number of years. During this time, David audited numerous planning permits to ensure that the use and/or development complied with the endorsed plans and permit conditions. The audit often revealed that the land use and/or development did not comply with the endorsed plans and permit conditions and a Penalty Infringement Notice may be issued and enforcement action taken by Council.

Similarly, David investigated complaints and other cases regarding breaches of the planning scheme. Regularly, land owners undertake certain uses and buildings and works without a planning permit when a planning permit is required under the planning scheme. Under these circumstances, the land owner may be issued with a Penalty Infringement Notice, and Council may also seek a conviction at the Magistrates Court or an Enforcement Order from VCAT.

If you have been contacted by your local Council regarding any of the above planning compliance matters, it is essential that you seek professional advice and assistance to potentially avoid costly fines, a criminal conviction, and an enforcement order requiring a particular use to cease or building/s to be removed or other costly remedial action to be undertaken. Quelch Town Planning has the distinct advantage of having experience in both Statutory Planning and Planning Compliance and can work with Councils to resolve these issues by acting on your behalf through mediation, applying for a planning permit or amendment for retrospective approval, or other appropriate measures.

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