Blog 2017-11-15T10:22:12+00:00


BCC Amendment Package H – In Effect

In February, earlier this year, Brisbane City Council adopted the Major amendment package H – Restricting townhouses from single-home areas. This amendment has since come into effect, as of 1 May 2020, as part of v19.00/2020 of City Plan. Brisbane City Council first proposed the major amendment as a response to the citywide community consultation [...]

May 8th, 2020|Industry Update|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 6th, 2019|Industry Update|

2019 Brisbane City Council Neighbourhood Plan Updates:

  As this year draws toward a close and the new year unfolds, we can expect to see a number of Neighbourhood Plans continue to take form and progress which will guide future development and coordinate land use and infrastructure planning at a more detailed, fine-grained local level. There are a number of new Neighbourhood [...]

October 18th, 2019|Industry Update|

Pre-War House Building Work Approval – Renovation Complete!

  In 2016, Ken Ryan and Associates received Approval for a Development Application lodged to Brisbane City Council to carry out Building Work to a pre-1946 dwelling house on a small lot in the Traditional Building Character Overlay at 6 Mcnab Street, Paddington. An optimal outcome was achieved to make the dwelling both liveable and [...]

September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Industry Update – Proposed City Plan Multiple Dwelling Car Parking Amendments

  Further Brisbane City Plan amendment packages are in train and in combination with Major Amendment Package H, will result in unintended constraint of the development of townhouses and apartments outside of the LDR Zone. Notably, Amendment Package J proposes to remove available parking reductions where within 400 metres walking distance of a public transport [...]

August 30th, 2019|Industry Update|

Industry Update – Proposed City Plan Townhouse Amendments

  In December 2018, we provided an update on the outcomes of BCC’s consultation for the ‘Plan your Brisbane’ initiative. BCC believe the community expressed a desire to preserve the character of the Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone, which was subsequently reflected in ‘Brisbane’s Futures Blueprint’ strategy document. Peak industry bodies including HIA and PIA [...]

August 23rd, 2019|Industry Update|
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