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Design and Town Planning Specialists

We will honestly tell you what you can build on your land in Melbourne or regional Victoria; whether you are thinking of a dual occupancy or multi unit development, large subdivision project, an apartment building, a smart home extension or a commercial or industrial project. And it is 100% obligation free.


Ready to create something meaningful?


AuArchitecture  has a strong focus on long term client partnerships and we're excited you're interested in taking us for a spin!


We just need a little more information to kick things off, so fill in the form below and we'll be in touch. The initial high level site assessment is 100% free ! 

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Everage Street, Moonee Ponds 3039.

Call  0448 170 132  7 days 10am to 6pm for expert design solutions and strategic town planning advice for dual occupancy and townhouse developments across Melbourne and surrounds at affordable fees



1. Site Assessments


Swarup, Founder AuArchitecture  assessed many hundreds of potential  development sites  for dual occupancy, townhouse, apartment, commercial and industrial developments. He will tell you what you need to know and not what you want to hear!


2. Rapport with Council town planning  officers


Our founder and his support team have built up a great relationship with  Council's  Planning Officers. It's the old saying- it's not only what you know that matters but also whom you know. 


3. Exemplary design and town planning delivery


We are trained in architecture and will expeditiously deliver real time, high calibre design and  town planning solutions  at critical meetings.  Our founder is a Registered Planner and belongs to the Australian Institute of Architects. He is also a Member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association and the Planning Institute of Australia.

AuArchitecture is supported by a team of Registered Building Professionals and a Registered Architect.


4. Negotiate with other Statutory Authorities


Swarup successfully negotiated with  other authorities who are equally powerful when it comes to obtaining a Planning approval consent for a dual occupancy or residential development. Negotiating successfully with the key authorities who control the roads like VicRoad. Melbourne Water  or the CFA will determine whether you receive  a Planning Permit or not. 


5. Teamwork for project completion


We have considerable experience working with the other professionals who will come together to deliver your project. Professionals like consulting  architects or designers, engineers from the structural, civil (drainage), hydraulics, acoustics, traffic or fire disciplines or land surveyors and building surveyor to name a few category of experts one will need to deal with to complete a dual occupancy or residential or commercial property development. In some projects, we retained a large heritage facade and adapted it into a commercial office which required thorough co ordination with the structural engineer and demolition contractor. In other instances we built on poor soil having to screw down 6m  to reach  bearing capacity for the foundations.That required a strong understanding of geotechnical knowledge.


6. Property development experience


We understand development finance and development feasibility which will determine if you will make a profit or not. Our Founder has put his  own money where his mouth is and developed property taking all the risks you are about to encounter in your dual occupancy development. Beware of armchair academics.


In our Founder's own first dual occupancy project he presented to a full Council meeting to obtain a Planning Permit against the wishes of the wealthy neighbouring objectors and Council's planning officers.


In another own development he battled on for two years to get his beachfront land zoned to residential (from cannot be built on.) The project sold in 2023 for $5.71 million. 

In another of his projects he approached the Planning Minister's office to rezone a prestige home block to one being rezoned for high end residential units.













We have  considerable experience in residential developments, apartments, commercial, industrial, health, retail projects to name a few disciplines.

But residential is where the heart lies.

7. VCAT appearance


Our founder has  appealed refusals or defended appeals by objectors at the  VCAT. If your designer or architect/planner can't successfully win at the VCAT they might not understand case law and precedence set at VCAT. Very often Council's  Planning Managers will rely on that type of information when deciding whether to grant a Planning Permit or not.


8. Integrity


And  the  most critical element we openly offer are the matters of honesty, integrity, credibility, professionalism, ethics, being equitable and passionate. We will tell you what chance of success your project will have upfront, so that we both don't waste time. One promise I make is that I  will do all the hard work personally for you  to obtain a successful outcome



 And finally- The Promise                 


We will stick with you from the first time we meet and do our utmost to  make your Town Planning Application successful so that you can go on to obtain the Building Permit and build your dream property development. We can be there from cradle to completion. Talk to him- he knows how  town planning works!


"Planning Regulations are continually changing. A Planning refusal might mean the second time  you apply, your new Application you could face much  tougher rules.  Get it right the first time!"


Swarup, our Founder battled with Council's to develop his own properties. He walks the talk and will  tell you what you need to know and not what you want to hear. The good, bad and ugly facts.

Contact him for a high level site assessment  7 days 11am to 6pm

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