Case Study

nicholson river winery | RESTAURANT

Australian bottlebrush in foreground with windey in background

Scope of project works

  • Obtain planning approval for a Restaurant - addressing buildings, signage, car parking, vegetation removal, liquor licence.
  • Initially review plans provided by architect, provide feedback, comments, suggestions.
  • Seek planning approval from Council.
  • Discussions with neighbours about concerns.

Why the need to obtain planning permit

The land is zoned Rural Living Zone - the purpose of the zone is to provide for residential development in a rural environment. A permit is required to use and develop land for a winery and a restaurant. Uses other than residential need to provide evidence that they will not be detrimental to the existing land uses and development surrounding the site.

Involvement in the process

  • Site visit, review plans, provide feedback and suggestions for changes to comply with planning requirements.
  • Liaise with Council, Engineers, Liquor Licensing Victoria, Surveyors, Building designers, Client Prepare Planning Submission.
  • Discussions with neighbours considering lodging an objection - negotiate to reduce concerns.
  • Once permit issued review requirements/conditions with client to ensure conditions reasonable and workable and to ensure the client understands responsibility to comply.
Aerial view of the Nicholson RIver WInery property before development