Multiple Dwellings


Town planners have a variety of considerations when planning for residential developments and helping property owners maximise the value of their property by achieving their vision of providing Multiple dwelling developments. 

At Ultimate Planning Solutions, we take into account aspects such as lot size, street layout, infrastructure encumbrances and proximity to conveniences in order to make sure that multiple dwellings can be easily accommodated. By taking all of these factors into account, our team can create developments that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional for residents. The overall result will ensure the development achieves a positive outcome through the Council system and ensures the appropriate outcome for our clients and future purchasers.

If you are planning on undertaking a multiple dwelling development, let our experienced team help navigate you through Council requirements. When considering these types of applications, it is important to understand the Council requirements and the necessary reporting required to achieve Council approval, these could include, landscaping, flood impacts, building height and density requirements and carparking  and vehicular access requirements.

We work with you to ensure that all matters related to your property and your aspirations for multiple dwellings are addressed appropriately.

What are the Council Requirements relevant to my Application? 
Although each application will be different, common Council requirements to consider when applying for Multiple Dwellings include: 

Parking and Safe Access

Depending on the location of your property, Council have strict requirements for off-street parking including the number of carparking spaces and how these spaces are accessed on site. Additionally, your property may have a narrow road frontage and the proposed development may requires dwellings to share a driveway, similar in nature to a dual occupancy. Ultimate Planning Solutions has extensive experience in finding solutions to Council concerns about parking and safe access to different properties. 


You may have the perfect design for your multiple dwelling development from the ideal layout of rooms to the placement of windows which allows the morning sun to pour into your living room, but does that mean the neighbours can also see you enjoying your morning coffee? Ultimate Planning Solutions pride themselves on all the minor details including achieving privacy for both your dual occupancy and privacy for your neighbours so no objections arise later which may result in unexpected changes to your design. 

Private Open Space

To ensure liveable spaces, Council have requirements of private open space available to each occupancy. What if you have a small lot which doesn’t allow for a backyard? Here at Ultimate Planning Solutions we understand how to satisfy Council requirements of private open space by elaborating on the proposed design within the development application to describe the function of outdoor areas including patios, balconies and even roof top terraces.

What is the Process? 

Our 6-step method streamlines the process for your project application. Each step is designed to ensure that your approval is achieved quickly and efficiently.


Free 30-minute Consultation
(Phone or Face to Face)


Preliminary Planning Assessment 


Development Application Preparation


Plan Creation 


Submission to Council


Post Development

The whole of my experience with Ultimate Planning Solutions was nothing but positive. From the first phone call to completion I could not have been more happy. Not only a highly professional team but responsive, friendly and were able to help us quickly and easily knowing their council law in detail. Highly recommended. - Pam Hellens

Council Approval Service for a Multiple Dwelling

(07) 56498665