Planit assisted Velocity Property Group to achieve a development permit for a nine (9) storey beach front residential apartment building. The approval allowed for 21 units and totalling 61 bedrooms.

The proposed development was over the applicable density of 1 bedroom per 33m2 which allowed for only 37 bedrooms on the subject site. Thus the approval achieved a 64% additional density.

The site was located within the coastal management district and erosion prone area, thus to resolve state planning policy and assessment provisions, the development included a seawall.

Planit was able to successfully strategise with project team consultants and negotiate with Council officer’s alternative outcomes in relation to seawall maintenance setbacks, off site waste management and stormwater management issues.

The alternative outcomes proposed were able to overcome Council’s standard requirements and information requests that would have resulted in a loss of yield, increased construction costs for an additional basement and changes to the apartment configurations that would have resulted in a loss of projected market value.


Palm Beach, Gold Coast


March 2016 - September 2016




- Town Planning
- Project Coordination
- Coastal Management
- Stormwater Management
- Waste Management
- Residential Density
- Communal Open Space