This is a meeting that you do not want to miss, especially if you are planning any kind of subdivision, development or even a house extension.
Understanding the benefits and constraints of the urban ecology can greatly enhance your property investment or development outcomes. A lack of prior knowledge may result in delays, unexpected consulting fees, unplanned design constraints and / or a rejected planning permit application.
This month James Berrell from Baxter Ecology & Associates will discuss due diligence and the value of pre-purchase inspections on complex sites and; prepare you for the myriad of ecological reporting required to achieve a successful planning permit application with positive outcomes for developers, neighbours, neighbourhoods, Councils, State Government and the environment.
In this meeting he plans to cover;
- Why trees?
- What is an Arborist > Ecologist > Bushfire Analyst
- What are the drivers of policy and planning regarding trees
- Climate change > Urban infill > Urban sprawl
- Tree Protection
- Local Laws protecting trees
- Planning overlays
- Significant trees
- Australian Standard – AS4970-2009 & AS 4373-2007
- Street Trees and Neighbouring trees
- On-site trees
- Native Vegetation & Biodiversity off-sets
- Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) > Bushfire Management Statements (BMS)
- Bushfire Prone Areas > Bushfire Attack Level (BAL Assessments)
- 10-30 Rule vs consequential loss as a trigger for off-sets
- The importance of pre-purchase inspection
- Planning Permit reporting requirements
James Berrell is an independent consulting urban ecologist with qualifications and experience in business, local government, education, heritage renovation and community social enterprise.
James believes that successful developments depend on reconciling a balance between social and environmental outcomes in the built environment.
Come and meet James in person, and network with other investors who are currently buying, developing, renovating and selling in the property market today.