Development approvals

Know what STCA means for your property’s potential
22 July 2018

You may have come across these four little words in your search for the perfect property: Subject to Council Approval (STCA).

What are infrastructure charges and when do they apply?
23 May 2018

Anyone who undertakes a development may be charged these fees and, depending on the work, different charges apply.

Development types under the new Planning Act
8 April 2018

The Planning Act defines what development is, the types of development, and the various application options.

Development approval - do you need it?
18 March 2018

Many people are not sure when, or even if, they require development approval for a project they are considering.

Car park crunch - will it eat your site yield for lunch?
23 February 2018

How BCC manages car parking requirements and ratios for development.

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Rezoning - Is it possible under Queensland's new Planning Act?
14 November 2017

Surprisingly, you cannot actually rezone land in Queensland any more and in fact haven’t been able to since 1998.

Changing your development applications or approval
14 September 2017

Queensland’s new Planning Act 2016 does not dramatically change the process for changes to development applications and approvals but it has an interesting new addition.

Whose turf is it anyway?
21 May 2017

If you own a property, or looking to, you’ve probably heard the words: easement, boundaries, and setbacks.

What is RiskSMART?
5 February 2017

RiskSMART is the name of a program used by the Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast City Councils to assess Development Applications (DA) faster.

Town planning and historical Queensland buildings
11 January 2017

Queensland is home to many historical gems, from worker’s cottages to churches, Queenslanders and pre-federation houses.