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2018 Recap and Christmas Closure Reminder

Changes to Brisbane City Plan 2014 This year we have seen a range of proposed amendments and adoption of new provisions in the Brisbane City Plan 2014.  These include: New Neighbourhood Plans adopted for Dutton Park – Fairfield, Newstead North, Spring Hill, and Ferny Grove – Upper Kedron; Public notification of the draft Coorparoo and [...]

December 10th, 2018|Industry Update|

Draft Banyo-Northgate Neighbourhood Plan

In February we provided an industry blog update on the status of a number of neighbourhood plans currently being prepared by BCC. This includes the Banyo-Northgate Draft Neighbourhood Plan, which also includes parts of Nudgee, Nundah, Virginia and Hendra. The intent of this plan is to manage future growth and development in the neighbourhood plan [...]

November 28th, 2018|Industry Update|

Brisbane City Council – Character Design Forum

BCC Character Design Forum - Submissions Now Open Brisbane City Council recently hosted a Character Design Forum for residents to contribute to a set of design principles that will guide future extensions and renovations to Brisbane’s traditional ‘Queenslander’ houses.  The forum was organised in response to Council’s future ‘blueprint’ that identifies the protection of Queenslanders [...]

November 15th, 2018|Industry Update|

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 [...]

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’, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Industry Update|

Residential Care and Retirement Facilities in Brisbane

  Brisbane City Council (BCC) is proposing amendments to the Brisbane City Plan 2014 to make it easier to build, extend or upgrade Residential Care Facilities and Retirement Facilities, to meet the needs of Brisbane’s aging residents. It is worthwhile understanding these amendments as some land owners might reconsider their development options (e.g. Multiple dwellings [...]

July 17th, 2018|Industry Update|

Plan For Brisbane

  Brisbane City Council has recently published the outcomes of its ‘Plan for Brisbane’ initiative where more than 100,000 residents has their say on Brisbane’s future. Described as Brisbane’s future blueprint, 8 principles have been developed, supported by 40 identified actions, many of which have practical implications for land owners and the development industry, including [...]

July 9th, 2018|Industry Update|
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