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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|

Brisbane City Council Citywide Amendments – Biodiversity

  In June 2016, Brisbane City Council (BCC) proposed it would be amending the Biodiversity provision of the City Plan 2014 intended to reflect changed biodiversity mapping and updated legislation, as well as previous community and industry feedback requiring amendments to overlay mapping. The proposed amendments refine mapping of the biodiversity areas overlay, align mapping [...]

May 11th, 2018|Industry Update|

Changes to Brisbane City Council Dwelling House Code

  Brisbane City Council (BCC) has recently made changes to their Dwelling House Code and Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code regarding building height. These changes became effective on 1 December 2017 and are intended to clarify the circumstances in which BCC may approve houses over 9.5 metres or 2 Storeys in height. Since Brisbane City [...]

March 2nd, 2018|Industry Update|
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