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|

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|

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 [...]

2018-09-02T23:05:36+00:00 September 2nd, 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 [...]

2018-08-06T00:39:45+00:00 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 [...]

2018-07-17T04:12:54+00:00 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 [...]

2018-07-09T00:11:04+00:00 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 [...]

2018-05-11T01:48:54+00:00 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 [...]

2018-03-02T04:24:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Industry Update|
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