Fastest DA approval ever! In just 33 days

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Rear View Before

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Rear View After


Front View Before

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Front View After

Want a fast DA approval?

McCullum Ashby Architects have just beaten our own previous record for the fastest DA approval ever, our new record is 33 days from the date of lodgement!

We submitted a development application for major alterations and additions to a existing 1888 Italianate cottage which is classified as a contributory item  in a conservation area in Glebe (City of Sydney Council LGA). The proposed design involves both conservation works for the existing cottage plus a significant modern addition to the rear of the dwelling.

To fast track the application approval process we utilised the following steps:

1) Sharing the design with direct neighbours prior to lodgement to seek feedback and check off any concerns.

2) Submitting DRAFT plans to Council for Pre-DA advice prior to formal lodgement.

3) Engaging a heritage conservation expert early on to provide appropriate advice as we developed the design concept (rather than trying to post-fit it to heritage requirements).

4) Preparing clear documentation with photomontages showing before and after, as well as similar aspects of additions in the surrounding suburbs.

Council’s assessment officer’s response was an “awesome looking” design backed-up by a “good quality proposal”.

The recipe for success and a short time frame!