In May 2015 CS were appointed by Geyer interior designers to obtain a planning permit from Melbourne City Council for the remodelling of Telstra’s flagship store on the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne. The upgrading of the store was substantial including many facets that the team had to turn their attention to. The most prominent aspect of the new development was the large LED screen that spanned the entire height of the building. At over 30 metres in height the screen dominates views from the pedestrian mall and is visible from a number of vantage points. Melbourne City Council were supportive of the large LED sign but did have a concern with the original proposal including touch screen televisions at the ground level. This created a concern due to the potential for people to congregate around the TV’s and create a pedestrian bottle neck at the busy Swanston Street and Bourke Street intersection. Although the council were not supportive of this aspect of the application they supported the overall scheme and approved the planning permit on the 17th September 2015.
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The town planning process can be complex and treacherous, but our experts have the benefit of many years’ of experience meaning they have seen it all. Thus, they are in a position where they can provide high level advice to our clients when unforeseen problems arise. Our experts can offer value to our clients in many areas, including:
- How to deal with objections from neighbours;
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The cumulative value of this expertise means we are able to identify potential application issues that could result in a delay or a refusal of your planning application at the outset and rectify them before an application is lodged. This provides our clients peace of mind in the outcome and as seamless a planning approval as possible. The town planning process is a nine step process and these steps can be read by clicking the link below.
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