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New Planning Act and DA Rules

New Planning Act and Development Assessment Rules to start on 3 July 2017 From 3 July 2017, the development assessment and approval process in Queensland will operate under new planning legislation. New Development Assessment Rules (DA Rules) have just been finalised that identify new procedures and timeframes for the lodgement and assessment of development applications [...]

March 30th, 2017|Industry Update|

Queensland Building Plan

What is the Queensland Building Plan? The Department of Housing and Public Works is proposing a Queensland Building Plan which is currently out for comment until 31 March 2017. There are a wide range of proposals that are currently open for discussion that could affect your business operations, timing and choices. Key proposals for the [...]

February 21st, 2017|Industry Update|

Changing Development Applications or Approvals

Do you need to change an existing development approval or extend buildings that were previously approved? Situations arise where changes to an existing development approval, including the design of a proposed development, or changes to development approval conditions are needed. Increasingly we are asked to now extend buildings, obtain approvals or make other changes to [...]

November 21st, 2016|Industry Update|

Draft South-East Queensland Regional Plan

The South-East Queensland Regional Plan is under review The Queensland State Government is currently reviewing the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 (SEQ Regional Plan) in consideration to the region’s growing population. The SEQ Regional Plan currently allocates land in south-east Queensland as Regional Landscape and Rural Protection Area, Rural Living Area, and Urban Footprint.  [...]

October 12th, 2016|Industry Update|

Industry Update September 2016 – Transport Noise Corridors

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: Industry Update - September 2016 HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE IMPACTS OF TRANSPORT NOISE CORRIDORS ON YOUR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY? In September 2010, the State government made changes to the Queensland Development Code to introduce Mandatory Part 4.4 – Buildings in transport noise corridors.  Under the Code, [...]

September 27th, 2016|Industry Update|

Industry Update August 2016 – New Maximum Infrastructure Charges

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: Industry Update August 2016 New Maximum Infrastructure Charges The State Government sets the maximum infrastructure charges that Local Governments can levy for new development.  Up until recently, the maximum charge for a new 3 bedroom residential dwelling has been $28,000. The Planning Minister recently decided [...]

August 16th, 2016|Industry Update|

Industry Update April 2016 – Land Dedications for Streetscape Upgrades

To download pdf follow this link: Verge Dedications  DID YOU KNOW THAT BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL CAN REQUIRE LAND DEDICATIONS FOR STREETSCAPE UPGRADES? The Streetscape Hierarchy Overlay was introduced as part of the Brisbane City Plan 2014 in an effort to promote a safe and subtropical pedestrian footpath network. This overlay affects every property in the [...]

April 28th, 2016|Industry Update|

Industry Update February 2016 – The Year Ahead

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: Industry Update February 2016 - The Year Ahead 2016 is now well and truly upon us with all staff back on deck. Typically reflections are reserved for the latter part of the year, so we thought we would take the opportunity to look forward and [...]

February 8th, 2016|Industry Update|
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