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|

Secondary Dwellings and Rooming Accommodation

Secondary dwellings (also known as granny flats) and Rooming accommodation, are becoming increasingly popular across Brisbane and other regions within south-east Queensland. We are often asked what is the difference between the two types of developments and when town planning approval is required. Read on if you would like to find out the answers. Secondary [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:01+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Industry Update|

New Planning Act Operational

The Planning Act 2016 is now in full operation across Queensland. The team here at KRA have gone to considerable lengths to understand the new provisions and are ready to go. More on Exemption Certificates Our April Industry Update featured information on heritage exemption certificates as an alternative to town planning approvals for minor works [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:01+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Industry Update|

New Planning Act 2016 Update

With less than a fortnight to go, the team at KRA are in full preparation mode for 3 July and the coming into force of the new Planning Act 2016. The new Planning Act will be accompanied by DA Rules and Planning Regulations.  As these will bring about some changes and introduce new provisions, we [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:01+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Industry Update|

Traditional Building Character Houses in Brisbane

Traditional building character (TBC) houses, also commonly referred to as “Queenslanders” are remnants of Brisbane’s pre-war heritage and are considered by many to be an iconic feature in several of Brisbane’s older residential suburbs. The majority of these dwellings located in residential areas are protected under Brisbane City Council’s Traditional Building Character (TBC) Overlay, which [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:01+00:00 May 30th, 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|

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|

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 September 2016 – Transport Noise Corridors

To view this post in PDF format please follow this link: Industry Update - September 2016 HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE IMPACTS OF TRANSPORT NOISE CORRIDORS ON YOUR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY? In September 2010, the State government made changes to the Queensland Development Code to introduce Mandatory Part 4.4 – Buildings in transport noise corridors.  Under the Code, [...]

2017-11-15T10:14:02+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Industry Update|
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