Diamatrix Planning Consultants is a specialist statutory town planning consultancy based in the South-Eastern suburb of Melbourne, offering reliable and professional services in the whole of Victoria to individuals, organisations and Councils that require cost-effective and personalised services.
Diamatrix Planning has been in business since 2008 and we have grown to be a formidable firm of town planning consultants in Melbourne, specialising in in effectively managing the town planning approval process for private clients and in overload Council work.
Diamatrix Planning has extensive experience in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial projects.
We are result-oriented and committed to honesty, integrity and high level of professionalism in the planning approval process by finding innovative solutions and achieving positive outcomes on time and on budget.
We understand the complexities of obtaining approvals from councils and other regulatory authorities for land use and development projects. Our town planners regularly attend VCAT on behalf of clients.
The Principal Consultant of Diamatrix Planning has over 15 years’ experience in various types of developments from complex urban land use developments to rural, agricultural and coastal land use issues. He is corporate member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and a Registered Planner by the same Institute, as such the firm operates in accordance with the PIA code of practice.
Diamatrix Planning consists of professional planners that have detailed knowledge of the Victorian Planning System and that are ready to use their knowledge and experience to the benefit of their clients to get the appropriate planning outcome. The firm is under the direction of Mr Gbenga Tokun who as the Principal Consultant is responsible for the day to day running of the firm.
Gbenga Tokun – B.Sc. M.Sc. (URP), RPIA, Registered Planner
Gbenga is a is a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and a Registered Planner as certified by the same Institute.
Gbenga has over 15 years’ experience in statutory planning in Victoria, including more than ten years working as Senior Planner and consultant in different Councils across Victoria.
Gbenga has relevant experience in applying land use concepts and in dealing with statutory processes and planning principles, including social, economic and environmental matters and in that connection, he has dealt with the assessment of numerous complex planning applications including large multi-unit developments, multi-lot subdivisions and commercial developments.
Gbenga has detailed knowledge of the different legislation affecting planning and development in Victoria and an extensive experience in planning advocacy at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) which include the preparation and presentation of submissions at merit hearings, representation at mediation sessions and directions hearings.
Gbenga regularly appears as a planning advocate at VCAT representing Councils and private clients. Gbenga has strong advocacy skills and ability to deliver outcomes sought by clients. Gbenga has an excellent track record at VCAT having presented before the tribunal in over 100 appeals, with a success rate of over 80 percent.
His experience in local government, including consultation for many local councils gives him an in-depth understanding of the planning approval process which is used for the benefit of clients. Although the firm does not undertake consultancy work for private clients in Councils where the firm is on the consultancy panel to avoid conflict of interest.