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|

Shaping SEQ

Shaping SEQ, also referred to as the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, is the new regional plan for the South East Queensland region. It came into effect on 11 August 2017, and replaces the former South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009 – 2031 (SEQRP 2009). Over the coming 25 years, SEQ will require an [...]

2017-11-22T06:21:06+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|

Queensland Building Plan

What is the Queensland Building Plan? The Department of Housing and Public Works is proposing a Queensland Building Plan which is currently out for comment until 31 March 2017. There are a wide range of proposals that are currently open for discussion that could affect your business operations, timing and choices. Key proposals for the [...]

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

Draft South-East Queensland Regional Plan

The South-East Queensland Regional Plan is under review The Queensland State Government is currently reviewing the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 (SEQ Regional Plan) in consideration to the region’s growing population. The SEQ Regional Plan currently allocates land in south-east Queensland as Regional Landscape and Rural Protection Area, Rural Living Area, and Urban Footprint.  [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 October 12th, 2016|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|