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|

Advertising Signage

Advertising signs in South-East Queensland It makes sense that increased advertising exposure can have positive benefits for public awareness and generation of business or patronage. After all, it is hard to succeed if you don’t get noticed! However, did you know that displaying a sign can often require Council approval? A sign, or an ‘advertising device’, [...]

2018-10-01T23:21:50+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Industry Update|

Development Approval Currency Periods

Reminder – Development Approval Currency Periods Have you obtained a development approval in recent years, but not yet started? This is a reminder for those of you who have obtained a development approval in recent years to check the applicable currency period to make sure that approval has not lapsed (or is not close to [...]

2018-08-27T02:29:19+00:00 August 27th, 2018|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 [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Industry Update|