Design Plans & Permit Service Fees Process Detail

Olive Moulton, with over 35 years experience in the building industry, is Managing Director and Designer for her company Omrank Pty.Ltd.

Omrank Pty.Ltd. is a ex- building company providing Professional Custom Designed Development Plans and Permits for all of your building projects We produce Plans and Specifications for New build and Heritage Homes, Multi Unit Development, Commercial Projects, Additions, Renovations and Conservatories. .

Our personalised service covers all of these areas and specialize in Period Projects both Domestic and Commercial covering all areas of property improvement.

Omrank Pty.Ltd. have all the associated professionals available to document your Building submission – Structural Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Building Permit Surveyors, Land Surveyors, Energy Rating and Fire Rating reports. We offer a complete service for your building project.

Interior Decorating, Colour Schemes and Landscaping are also available if required.


A complimentary pre-design meeting is arranged to discuss and assess your building project, to discuss in detail the building project and the ideas you have. Recommendations are then made with the view to developing a plan to suit your needs and to fit within your budget range, with agreement of the Omrank Pty. Ltd. fees charged. Other fees expected to carry out everything required to obtain your building permit/s will be explained to you at this time. On verbal acceptance from you a Contract Schedule of Plans and Permit Fees is drawn and at a further meeting presented and explained to you in detail.
At this consultation the Contract with the Schedule of Plans and Permit Fees and the Contract Acceptance are signed and a 10% deposit of the agreed fee schedule is payable to proceed with the process as per H.I.A ruling.

After this an appointment is made to measure and photograph your property and surrounding area in order to prepare the design. All relevant documents are requested from you and any others who may have jurisdiction over the works.


From our thorough discussion with you a design is developed incorporating your individual requirements for your building project.

We arrange a meeting with you to present you the concept design and to discuss further the finer details of your project design and your approval. At this point a progress payment of 40 % of the agreed fee schedule is payable at this meeting as per the Schedule of Plans and Permit Fees given to you.


When a Town Planing permit is required an additional fee as per the Contract
Schedule of Plans and Permit fees is charged for this stage and with an additional fee f for a Heritage or any other Overlay if required. 50% of these fees are payable on lodgement of the plans and documentation to Council at the end of the Design Development Stage. The balance 50% is payable on approval by the relevant authority, as per your Schedule of Plans and Permit Fees.


We will now fully detail your plans with all necessary Contract Specifications covering all aspects of your works to be carried out providing you with full working drawings. When finished we will meet with you again to discuss any further details required before lodging your plans. A further progress payment of 40% is payable at this meeting. Any consultants or statutory fees to date are also payable at this point.


All necessary documents and plans will be lodged in order to obtain your permit/s. Negotiations will be carried out with the relevant Council and /or Building Surveyor to ensure your plans are approved. When the Council’s and/or Building Surveyor’s final check list is received stating “Subject to nominating your builder, contract price and relevant Warranty Insurance is received, a permit will be issued”, the final balance of 10% is payable, along with any further consultants, statutory fees and fees of authorities as per your Schedule of Plans and Permit Fees.

Providing personalized customer service we are committed to excellence in quality customized home or building project solutions. We complement your project with suitable site orientation to maximise views from your home or workplace, along with your lifestyle requirements or commercial venture requirements.

We provide innovative designs to suit any building project, timeless quality with comprehensive drafting. We make it easy to understand and how to take action with the provisions of energy saving solutions, plus climate issues needed to be addressed to achieve the correct result.

We include water saving solutions, solar electricity and hot water units, energy saving complete insulation systems to help reduce household energy costs heat, cold and noise (if required) in order to obtain you the right thermal energy rating for your site.

We also carry out fire rating and sustainability ratings for your project if required.

This process producing comprehensive working drawings and documentation of your complete building project will enable you to have a successful and relatively stress free building experience.

We look forward to being of service to you.