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 [...]

2019-10-18T07:07:29+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Industry Update|

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 [...]

2019-08-30T05:53:18+00:00 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 [...]

2019-08-23T06:55:44+00:00 August 23rd, 2019|Industry Update|

Brisbane City Council Development Assurance Auditing Program

In late 2018, Brisbane City Council announced at an industry forum the commencement of a pilot program for the Development Assurance Auditing Program. This has now been implemented and is in operation. The over-arching aim of the initiative is to ensure quality built environment outcomes throughout Brisbane, which aligns with the objectives of the Brisbane [...]

2019-07-02T04:07:55+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Industry Update|

Brisbane City Council Temporary Local Planning Instrument

In December 2018, we provided an update on the outcomes of BCC’s consultation for the ‘Plan your Brisbane’ initiative. Members of the community expressed a desire to preserve the character of the Low Density Residential Zone, which was reflected in ‘Brisbane’s Futures Blueprint’ strategy document. There have recently been further developments in this space. In [...]

2019-02-15T03:42:23+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Industry Update|

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 [...]

2018-12-12T01:25:29+00:00 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 [...]

2018-11-28T00:23:00+00:00 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 [...]

2018-11-15T23:07:30+00:00 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 [...]

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