At this stage we need to settle on a final sketch design option and then develop the design further. A Council Development Application will generally be required. This will require existing plans of the structures on the site and the survey. Architectural plans will be needed to describe the proposal along with finishes and colour selections, shadow diagrams, BASIX Certificates and various planning and other consultant documents particular to your project also need to be prepared and coordinated with the agreed design.
Unfortunately, Council's approval process has become more and more convoluted and complex. Oikos Architects have a good track record in negotiating planning consents with Council's and we work hard for the approval of the design proposals we have developed together. We don't hand you the drawings and let you tread this path alone as we generally lodge applications on your behalf and take the initiative in negotiating the various hurdles.