Do you need guidance and support in preparing and submitting a planning application for a medical or dental practice?
AS Planning are experienced medical and dental practice planning application consultants in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with designing a purpose-built new building or converting an existing property into a modern healthcare facility.
Which planning triggers will affect your medical or dental practice in Melbourne or Regional Victoria?
There are numerous aspects that are to be considered for a medical centre under the relevant Planning Scheme, which include but not limited to the number of practitioners (health professionals onsite at any one time), onsite car parking provision, access arrangements to the site, waste location, business identification signage, to name a few.
We can help you navigate the complexities of creating a purpose built medical facility.
A qualified Town Planner from within the team will support you through the whole process. From advice on tailoring plans to better meet requirements, through to organising technical reports and surveys to supporting your application, as well as preparing the application and lodging it with Council. This completely removes the stress from you.
Key considerations that affect medical practice planning applications:
Zoning, Overlays and other site specific considerations:
Location, Location, Location: Selecting the perfect location for your medical or dental practice plays a pivotal role in attracting patients and establishing your brand.
In Melbourne and across Victoria, target areas with high foot traffic, easy accessibility, and close proximity to public transportation are most desirable.
However zoning, overlays and other controls over the land will ultimately dictate whether your chosen location will be approved by Council. A due diligence and feasibility assessment is highly recommended prior to purchase of land or property. AS Planning can assist with pre-purchase planning advice.
Accessibility, Car Parking, Business Signage & Noise:
Setting up a medical or dental practice will inevitably attract more foot traffic to your intended location.
It will be critical to address important planning regulations and policies around building accessibility, sufficient car parking provision on-site, business signage and even noise reduction may need to be considered depending on your zoning and neighbouring properties.
We can offer advice on putting the best plan forward, as well as organising appropriate assessments and technical reports to strengthen your application.
Whether you are building a new purpose built medical centre or thinking about converting a house into a medical or dental practice, we can help.
Embarking on the journey of establishing your medical practice requires expert planning and guidance. Whether you opt for a purpose-built new building or converting an existing house, our medical practice planning application consultants possess the knowledge and experience to support you at every stage.
Dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome
When you choose AS Planning, you are backed by a dedicated and highly experienced team.
Skills & Qualifications
Andrew has a Bachelor of Applied Science – Planning. He is a strong communicator when it comes to community consultation, as well as engaging with project stakeholders and authority consultation.
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in both private and public town planning, including working in local government. He has extensive knowledge of Council processes.
Network of specialists
Support your planning permit application through surveys and assessments from our specialist partners, including expertise in Urban design, Landscape architecture, Flora and fauna, as well as Civil and traffic engineering.