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 [...]

2019-12-16T23:30:11+00:00 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 [...]

2019-12-12T23:53:50+00:00 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 [...]

2019-12-10T00:50:36+00:00 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 [...]

2019-12-06T00:47:19+00:00 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 [...]

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|
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