December 2022

online course to educate yourself about town planning

Why is a town planners job so hard? Multiple Dwelling edition

Brisbane City Council is constantly finding ways to introduce new provisions for assessment to better ‘control’ development but really it seems it is just continually overcomplicating the process. So we thought we’d have a little review of what targets you need to hit to obtain a planning permit for a Multiple dwelling in Brisbane. Here

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Why do we need town planning

How on earth did we end up with ‘front boundary setbacks’?

Over my years as a town planner specialising in development assessment, I’ve assessed and gained approval for literally thousands of new houses and house extensions. Through that time, setbacks have always been an issue. In my opinion, all reasonable requirements include: a 1-2m side boundary setback so houses aren’t built on top of each other;

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How to do land owners consent in Queensland for a development application.

The fun world of Land Owners Consent under the Planning Act 2016

Under the Planning Act 2016, if you have someone acting on behalf of you (e.g. a town planning consultant), you may need to provide landowner’s consent. You might see them in a fee proposal or attached to a development application lodgement! In this situation, providing the correct consent is integral in ensuring your application is not delayed

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