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Development Application fees in metropolitan Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast
1 August 2017

Development Application (DA) assessment fees are charged by Councils for the time and effort they put into assessing your DA.

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New Planning Act from 3 July
24 June 2017

There’s changes afoot for Queensland’s planning industry that will impact communities and developers. From 3 July, a new Planning Act will commence.

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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.

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Neighbourhood plans and how they affect your property
21 April 2017

The neighbourhood planning process is a way for people within a community to develop a shared vision on the things that affect the area.

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Property buying: It pays to do your research
16 March 2017

Knowledge is power, and never more so than in the context of purchasing a property.

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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.

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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.

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Why Owner Builders need Town Planners
22 November 2016

If you’re considering becoming an Owner Builder then you’ll be joining approximately 21,000 other Queenslanders*.

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Property subdivision overview
25 October 2016

Site-specific advice from a Town Planner is the best way to avoid the common traps that catch first-time subdividers.

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The difference between self-assessable, code and impact assessable developments
12 September 2016

Navigating projects through Council, whether they are self, code or impact assessable, requires intricate knowledge of the relevant planning codes and legislation.