BCC Universal Housing Design Incentive

In June this year, Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced a set of initiatives to encourage the design of new dwellings which accommodate people of all needs, specifically to include the elderly, people with a disability or injury and families with young children. The Universal Housing Design Incentive provides a financial incentive for new dwellings which [...]

2019-12-16T23:30:11+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Industry Update|

2019 Recap and Christmas Office Closure

This year we have seen a range of proposed amendments and adoption of a number of new provisions in the City Plan 2014, including: Latest scheme amendment v17.00/2019 – effective on 29 November 2019, including administrative updates, increased car parking rates for multiple dwellings and updates to the biodiversity, heritage, pre-1911 buildings overlays and addition of [...]

2019-12-12T23:53:50+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Industry Update|

Show Cause and Enforcement Notices

In July 2019, Ken Ryan and Associates issued an industry update about the commencement of the Brisbane City Council Development Assurance Auditing Program, whereby Council sought to adopt new practices to ensure development outcomes are compliant during and after construction. This is a fundamental shift from the traditionally complaints-driven approach taken by local government authorities [...]

2019-12-10T00:50:36+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Industry Update|

Latest BCC City Plan Adopted Provisions

We have kept you updated on details of the latest proposed amendments to City Plan 2014 throughout the year in our blog posts and industry updates. Now, many of the amendments which we previously discussed have been adopted as part of the latest round of City Plan 2014 amendments for version 17. The key points [...]

2019-12-06T00:47:19+00:00 December 6th, 2019|Industry Update|