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We are growing…

To reflect our diversified capabilities and growth in the market place, Altus Planning & Appeals will be re-branded as Altus Planning in the new financial year. Whilst applications for review (appeals) at the SAT remain our core focus and specialty, our expanding skill set and experience in a variety of planning services put us well […]

SAT win against hastily prepared Local Government policy

Altus Planning & Appeals were recently successful in overturning the City of Vincent’s decision to refuse a development application for a two storey dwelling due to the requirements of new Character Area Retention Guidelines. Joe Algeri, the Director, appeared on behalf of the Applicant in a combined role (both as agent and providing expert planning […]

Applicant win against inflexibly applied local heritage policy

Altus Planning & Appeals were recently successful in overturning the City of Stirling’s decision to refuse an application seeking to demolish an existing dwelling due to the requirements of the City’s Character Retention Guidelines for the Heritage Protection of Menora. Joe Algeri, the Director, appeared on behalf of the Applicant in a combined role (both […]

Festive Season Closing Dates

Altus Planning & Appeals will be closed for the festive season as of close of business on Thursday, 22 December 2016 and will be reopening Tuesday, 3 January 2017. Happy holidays and we look forward to working with you in 2017.    

Altus have moved

Altus Planning & Appeals are now operating out of our new premises just around the corner in South Perth. Our new contact details are as follows: 68 Canning Highway SOUTH PERTH WA 6151 Ph. (08) 9474 1449 All email addresses remain the same, as does Joe’s mobile number.

State Government’s Bushfire Planning Reform

On 6 December 2015, the State Government released a package of bushfire planning reforms including the following documents: Gazetted Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2015 (LPS Amendment Regulations); Gazetted State Planning Policy No. 3.7: Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (SPP 3.7); Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas (the Guidelines), Planning Bulletin […]

Approval for Western Australia’s first dry ski slope

The team at Altus Planning & Appeals are proud to announce that with our assistance, Western Australia’s first dry ski slope for snow sports was approved by the Shire of Waroona at last night’s Council Meeting. Given the unique nature of the proposal, the planning application prepared by Altus Planning & Appeals effectively justified the proposal […]

LGPA Seminar Presentation 2015

Joe Algeri, the Director of Altus Planning & Appeals, recently presented at the Local Government Planners Association (LGPA) Hot Topics Breakfast along with Peter Gillett from McLeods Barristers & Solicitors and Jay Hardison from the City of Belmont. Joe’s presentation, titled ‘The Art of Mediation’, provided a Town Planner’s introduction to mediation at the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). […]

Josh Arnott joins Altus Planning & Appeals

Altus Planning & Appeals would like to welcome Josh Arnott who joined our team in September on a full-time basis. Josh is a qualified planner who had previous experience in a private consultancy whilst completing his undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Josh is currently assisting with the research and preparation of Tribunal documents as well as preparing […]

Approval for Australia’s first ever pop-up waterpark

The team at Altus Planning & Appeals were recently successful in obtaining planning approval for Xscape at the City, a pop-up water and leisure park to be situated next to the Belmont Racecourse. The site was partly reserved under the Metropolitan Region Scheme and partly zoned under the Town of Victoria Park’s Town Planning Scheme […]