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|

Brisbane City Council – City Plan Updates

Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code Interpretation Guidelines Brisbane City Council have recently published interpretation material for the Dwelling house (small lot) code. It seeks to deliver guidance on how development can provide car accommodation that does not visually dominate the appearance of a dwelling house when viewed from the street. The guidance material focuses on the [...]

2017-11-22T06:27:55+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Industry Update|

Heritage Exemption Certificates

What are heritage exemption certificates? In Brisbane, development on land identified under the Heritage Overlay will generally trigger either a Code or Impact Assessable Development Application to Council, regardless of the scale of work involved. This can be a prolonged application process requiring statutory advertising and provides appeal rights for submitters. As an alternative, the [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 April 28th, 2017|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 [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 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 [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Industry Update|

Industry Update November 2015 – Infrastructure Easements

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: Industry Update_November 2015_Infrastructure Easements DID YOU KNOW THAT COUNCILS AND DISTRIBUTOR-RETAILERS IN SEQ ARE REQUIRING EASEMENTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY FOR THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE? Recent policy change in SEQ now means that easements can be required on private property for a range of infrastructure and services, [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Industry Update|

Industry Update – CityPlan Amendments September 2015

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: CityPlan Amendments Since the release of the Brisbane CityPlan 2014 in June last year, Brisbane City Council have been busy working on their first round of amendments. BCC are currently preparing a major amendments package which includes more significant changes which will be reviewed by [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:03+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Industry Update|