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The Drafting Process

The Phase 1 Consultation

We talk to you about what you need and what you want from your development. We consider function, character, image, space and all the other factors that affect the design of your development. We will do a site analysis for the best placement of the unit(s), determine the slope of the land and look at the scope of construction, budget and schedule.

The Phase 2 Design

We develop concept sketches to determine the general layout, form and overall appearance of the development. Developments are designed to maximise floor space and utilise outdoor living areas. The good design guide, Rescode and the relevant council guides are followed. A site analysis plan is also drawn up before going to council for a pre-application meeting.

The Phase 3 Re-assessment

We make any suggested changes, and discuss with you the reasoning behind council requests.

The Phase 4 Town Planning

Town Planning drawings are submitted to the council, who will assess the design. The development will be advertised to neighbours and relevant property owners, and any issues raised by neighbours will be dealt with at this stage. Once all council requirements are met and amended plans are submitted, the council will issue Town Planning Approval. This means you have council permission as a concept, and now working drawings and building permits are required. Council will normally not issue a permit without landscaping plans, driveway and drainage plans, and an energy rating report. When we receive written approval from council, we can finalise the town planning requirements.

The Phase 5 Working Drawings

We produce the drawings needed to obtain a building permit � plans, elevations and section drawings, etc. We translate the construction documentation and working drawings into the technical language of the contractor. These drawings and specifications detail all of the materials required, where they are to be located and how they are to be installed. We ensure that the work meets all the requirements of the Building Code of Australia and that local council regulations are met.

The Phase 6 Coordination

Engineering computations for the roof beams, garage lintels, slab design and retaining walls etc. are produced. We make all contact with the engineer and other external consultants to assist with any technical information that may be required for computations.

The Phase 6 Final

We provide the building surveyor with all the documentation necessary to obtain the building permit. We also gain approval from other authorities if required.






Action Drafting Pty Ltd 

phone 03 9800 1400  fax 03 8805 1765  Email

171 Stud Road, Wantirna 3152
PO Box 5155, Wantirna 3152
Victoria Australia