Planning Permit Applications

Mountain Planning can assist you with any type of planning permit or development application anywhere in Australia. This can be as simple as one dwelling or as complex as a 250 lot subdivision.

We specialise in assisting clients with developments in bushfire prone areas and in the alpine areas of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Mt Buller. Mountain Planning has worked extensively in the alpine areas over the past 22 years and can provide specialist advice on architectural forms and siting.

Mountain Planning will project manage the entire town planning process for you and can assist you with engaging an architect/designer, archaeologist, ecologist, surveyor etc. We have established relationships with other key consultants in the region and can offer you a one stop shop for your development needs.

Our philosophy on projects is to work collaboratively with you on your development to ensure that before it is lodged with Council it meets all of the relevant requirements of the planning scheme; this approach ensures your planning permit will be issued promptly by Council.


Mountain Planning has extensive experience in designing subdivisions across Victoria. We can quickly assess the feasibility of land and provide you with a simple, easy to understand, development feasibility that provides a master plan for the land with an estimate of development costs. This can be done quickly and is a cost-effective way of determining the suitability of land for development.

Following the completion of a master plan we will prepare and lodge an application with Council for a planning permit. Upon the issue of a planning permit we will prepare a brief for the surveyor, request quotations and appoint a surveyor on your behalf.

Bushfire Assessments

Nick specialises in planning development in bushfire prone areas. Nick has developed two award winning iPad applications in the past which assisted clients in selecting an appropriate site on their land for development and then produced the necessary plans to submit to Council.Mountain Planning can work with you to identify a suitable site on your land for your development according to the bushfire planning provisions of the planning scheme. Once a suitable site is selected we can prepare the Bushfire Hazard Landscape Assessment, Bushfire Hazard Site Assessment, Bushfire Management Statement and Bushfire Management Plan.

In-house Town Planning Services

Nick has extensive experience as a local government planner and was the former Manager of Planning+Amenity at the Alpine Shire Council looking after statutory and strategic planning, building, local laws, environmental health and fire prevention.

Mountain Planning has provided assistance to Moira Shire Council, Alpine Shire Council, Strathbogie Shire Council, Mansfield Shire Council and the Rural City of Wangaratta. Mountain Planning can provide statutory, strategic and enforcement planning services to your Council and can provide these in-house as required.

VCAT and Panel Representation

Mountain Planning regularly assists both public and private clients with VCAT appeals and Panel representation. We offer a cost-effective alternative to a lawyer and will provide the same level of service.

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain Planning is passionate about mountain biking and as such we would like to help the mountain bike community build and maintain trails. We can assist with master planning, land access, stakeholder consultation, environmental approvals, project management and funding applications.


Location | Bright, Victoria, Australia
Phone | 0409 723 259
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