Planning Permit Applications

Welcome To ETW Town Planning

ETW Town Planning commenced operating in 2021 with a sole focus to provide a premium level of town planning expertise and service to a diverse range of clients.The planning process is highly complex with a multitude of factors that shape the decision-making during a planning permit process. No job is too small or too hard, and we will ensure our values of transparency, innovative thinking and relationship building will result in providing our clients a consistently high outcome for their project.

Louie Chen
Principal Planner
B.Urb&Reg Planning (honours)

Louie is an accomplished town planning and property specialist with 9 years of experience.

Having started his career in the property industry working in project marketing and sales, and through the years has been able to combine the property knowledge to his career as a town planner with substantial experience in both the private and public sector as a senior town planner as well as working at state government on victorian planning reform and project management.

Louie specialises in all stages of the planning permit process, and has vast experience advocating at VCAT, in addition to having worked on and assessed a wide variety of applications including apartments, mixed-use buildings, commercial and industrial applications and large lot subdivisions. Louie’s focus is on providing expert advice and knowledge of the planning system and policy interpretation, which allows him to negotiate and work with both clients and councils to achieve win-win outcomes and high quality development outcomes. Louie enjoys working with clients of all walks of life and treats all clients with the same respect and same consistent work output to achieve the clients needs.

Joyce Zhao

Joyce has over 15 years of experience in both the travel and property industries. An astute investor, Joyce has strong interest in property investment, the real estate market and property development. Over the years, Joyce has built up a strong client base of both local and international investors and has worked closely with assisting clients with both the purchasing and selling of properties.

Joyce oversees the general management of the business, inclusive of business development, administration and marketing. In addition to this, she provides clients with feasibility studies, advice and assistance in the pre-application space, often pre-purchasing of a property where clients can get a better understanding both from a real estate investment perspective and also potential for future town planning applications. Joyce enjoys building strong relationships with her clients which is often shown through many clients becoming good friends after successful partnerships on projects.

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