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Industry Update – Commercial Character Buildings

Under the provisions of the Brisbane City Plan 2014, certain buildings that are constructed in 1946 or earlier – including corner shops, offices and others utilised for commercial purposes – are subject to the Commercial Character Building Overlay where they contribute to the distinctive architectural character of the City and should be preserved. Accordingly, they [...]

2018-11-01T22:26:34+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Industry Update|

Advertising Signage

Advertising signs in South-East Queensland It makes sense that increased advertising exposure can have positive benefits for public awareness and generation of business or patronage. After all, it is hard to succeed if you don’t get noticed! However, did you know that displaying a sign can often require Council approval? A sign, or an ‘advertising device’, [...]

2018-10-01T23:21:50+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Industry Update|

Brisbane City Council New Neighbourhood Plans Expected for 2018

In February 2018 we provided an industry update for new Neighbourhood Plans being prepared by Brisbane City Council that were at various stages of development. A number of these plans have progressed through the final Queensland Government interest review and have been granted approval for adoption as amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014. Each [...]

2018-09-02T23:05:36+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|Industry Update|

Development Approval Currency Periods

Reminder – Development Approval Currency Periods Have you obtained a development approval in recent years, but not yet started? This is a reminder for those of you who have obtained a development approval in recent years to check the applicable currency period to make sure that approval has not lapsed (or is not close to [...]

2018-08-27T02:29:19+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Industry Update|

Brisbane City Council Natural Assets Local Law

You might be aware that Brisbane City Council has a Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) that protects natural assets including wetlands, waterway corridors and significant trees in urban areas. Approval is required from Council to interfere with any vegetation that is mapped in one or more of the four (4) NALL categories. These approvals [...]

2018-08-06T00:39:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Industry Update|