Steffan Harries

Our Services

We pride ourselves in being the most trusted town planning firm in Queensland.

Here at Steffan Harries, we specialise in land development and town planning consultancy services. We have a proven track record of delivering outcomes on time and under budget for projects of all scales and types all across Brisbane and throughout Queensland. 

What can Steffan Harries assist with?

We are a town planning firm that specialises in development consulting and development assessment. If you have a town planner question, it is likely that we can answer it. To give you an idea of some of the services that we help you with, we’ve provided a summary below. If you are unsure, get in touch with one of our planners.

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Development Consulting

  • Feasibility investigations
  • Due diligence reporting
  • Auditing of buildings prior to BA stage to ensure compliance with the approved plans
  • Development coordination services (e.g. organising architectural, engineering, surveying services…etc.)
  • Public notification
  • Impact Assessable applications
  • Large referral network of trusted consultants
  • Compliance matters consulting
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Dwelling house applications

  • Dwelling Houses
  • Non-compliant (new/extension
  • Demolition of Character houses (incl. minor demolition)
  • Secondary Dwellings and Auxiliary Units
  • Three-storey and over 9.5m high (new/extensions)
  • Heritage alterations
  • Biodiversity area overlays (environmental overlays)
  • Shed extensions
  • Building work in a waterway corridorSmall Lot (new/extensions)
  • Traditional Building Character (new/extensions
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Industrial Development

Steffan Harries adopts a comprehensive approach to industrial development.  We can assist with:

  • Low impact industry
  • Medium impact industry
  • High impact industry
  • Warehouse
  • Marine Industry
  • High Impact Industry
  • Waste Transfer Facility
  • New Industrial Subdivisions
  • Self-storage warehousing
  • Service stations
  • Food production approvals
  • Spray booth approvals
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Multiple Dwellings

  • Townhouse development
  • Residential care facility
  • Retirement facility
  • Rooming Accommodation (e.g. student accommodation)
  • Row housing
  • Auxiliary Units
  • Dual Occupancy
  • Apartment development
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Development Coordination

We offer development coordination services to our clients for the development approval stage. That includes organising surveyors, engineers, ecologists and any other consultant that would be required to gain approval for our clients.

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Reconfiguration of a Lot

A straightforward 1 into 2 subdivision project involves the collaboration of around 20 professionals, including town planners, surveyors, engineers, contractors, banks, Local Council, and real estate agents. Additionally, obtaining approval is a necessary step in the process. We can assist with:

  • New subdivisions – no subdivision is too small or too big
  • Realignment of a boundary

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Centre Activities

  • Health care services (e.g. medical centres)
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Office
  • Childcare Centre
  • Service Station
  • Club
  • Shop
  • Food and Drink outlet
  • Educational Establishment
  • Place of Worship
  • Indoor sports and recreation (e.g. gym, crossfit)
  • Function centre
  • Short-Term Accommodation
  • Garden centre
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Compliance Issues

A show cause notice is a formal document from the Council outlining an alleged offense and requesting your response. The Council assesses your response to determine if an enforcement notice will be issued. You have a minimum of twenty business days to reply, and if you require an extension, notify the Council before the notice expires.

  • Response to Show Cause Notices
  • Response to Enforcement Notices
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Regional Area Development Assessment

Steffan Harries can provide specialist advice to clients looking to develop in more regional areas. We have established an office in the CBD of Ipswich specifically servicing the western and regional parts of Queensland with our town planning and development consulting services. 

With extensive experience in dealing with regional council’s, we tailor our service to assist in any development assessment matters outside of the usual SEQ metropolitan regions by connecting with the local planners and decisions makers (usually the CEOs) to get the best outcome for our client, and the local community.

Need more information about our services?

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Have an enquiry?

The best and fastest way to make an enquiry is to submit our online form here.

Still prefer to call? 

A member of our admin team will be happy to take down your details and send them to a planner for assessment. Call us on 33170042.

Please have the details of your enquiry ready.

In a hurry for advice?

Need quick advice about a prospective purchase? Get a formal Due Diligence Report within 2 business days.

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Looking at purchasing a property? Unlock insights about your property’s potential!

For $800 you’ll get the following:

✅A comprehensive review of critical planning aspects
✅A written report
✅Overview of the development potential (if any)
✅High-level feedback from a planning Director

Expect your tailored advice within just 2 business days. Click here to view a sample report.