Central Vic Planning Consultants

About Us

Central Vic Planning Consultants was started in an effort to provide a more cost effective, efficient and customer orientated planning permit experience. With so many people frustrated with the length of time it was taking for their reports to be completed we wanted to help improve the available services and Central Vic Planning Consultants was born.


Central Vic Planning Consultants provide a highly efficient, professional service to ensure you can start building your home or development as quickly as possible. With our extensive experience and proven results in the building industry, you can be confident we will achieve the best possible results for your planned development. Our focus is great customer service, quick turnaround times and affordability.

Meet Our Team

Tessa Ambrose

Planning Consultant / Director

“I have worked in the building industry for over 7 years and have a great deal of knowledge about the process of building a house and what to look out for when choosing your dream block of land. I have extensive experience in planning permit applications and planning scheme guidelines. My passion is to provide customers with quality service and product at an affordable price. When I’m not working I am often found volunteering in community projects in my home town of Clunes.”

Lily Mason

Planning Consultant

A professional writer and editor, Lily brings an eye for detail to our plans and reports. With a passion for process and customer service, she enjoys seeing through projects to their successful conclusion. Lily has been with Central Vic Planning Consultants for four years, learning the ins and outs of being a town planner and is an integral part of the business.

Deirdre Krausgrill

Accounts & Administration

Deirdre has a background in animal biology, however she fell into accounting and found she is very good at it! She is always up for a challenge and has been an integral part of the team for 3 years now.



Hi Lily & Tessa,

Thank you so very much for all of your help and assistance throughout the entire planning permit process.  It certainly had its challenges along the way and you were both always there to answer my questions, reassure me and get it across the line with council.
The house construction has started (we are at frame stage) which would have never happened without you.
Thanks again, you are both amazing!
– Shane Lee, 10 December 2019


Dear Tess, We would like to thank you for all the hard work you did regarding our application for a permit to keep our dogs. We were extremely stressed and thought we might lose our best friends if the permit was rejected. Thanks to your efforts we can keep our beautiful dogs. We couldn’t have done it without you.

– Jen & Sue, 24 October 2019


Extremely thorough application and very well put together. You’ve done an awesome job. You have been so wonderfully helpful… I would have packed it in months ago if not for you.

– Dean Diamond, 29 July 2019


If you are thinking of doing a build or need help with anything planning related – just pick up the phone and call Tessa. You will save yourself time, money & stress in the long run. Highly recommended.

– Ian Lewis, 13 Feb 2018


Thank you so much for all your hard work. You were fantastic and made the process so easy.

– Emelia Venes, 30 Aug 2017


Having recently used the services of your firm and more specifically Ms Tessa Ambrose, for the recent planning application of my new family home, I would like to say how simple and stress free the whole process was made.

Nothing was too much trouble for Tessa who kept me informed of the applications progress with council and dealt with and negotiated the many issues the council had along the way. Being able to entrust the whole application, including the required landscaping plan, to the one person meant it was a seamless process.

I would like to thank Tessa and would highly recommend both her and your firm to anyone requiring planning assistance.

– Vicki White, 25 Sept 2015

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