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Subdividing land into small lots in Brisbane
16 February 2020

Brisbane City Council allows different lot sizes dependent on your zoning.

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How a town planner can save you money
23 January 2020

Whilst the DIY attitude might get you across the line in some instances, there are a lot of times when engaging consultants can end up saving you money in the long run.

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How long does a development approval last?
21 December 2019

A guide on how long a DA lasts based on the Planning Act.

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Should you go with the (overland) flow?
18 November 2019

There are natural paths water likes to flow along and into stormwater drains or local creeks after running off neighbouring properties and driveways or rising from the ground.

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Why gravity matters in development
13 October 2019

Gravity is important in development when it comes to services. Major urban utilities we rely upon are typically gravity services.

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What are freehold townhomes & do you want one?
17 September 2019

In recent years there has been a wave of projects commonly marketed as "freehold townhomes" or "freehold townhouses" around Brisbane.

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Why you can't get a straight answer on site yield
30 August 2019

One of the most common queries we receive is how many apartments, units or townhouses can be built on a site. There are a number of factors that can influence site yield.

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What is a water approval and do you need one?
29 July 2019

If the water and sewerage network is not council controlled a water approval is required for most developments.

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BCC changes to aged care and retirement accommodation a positive step
18 June 2019

BCC adopted changes to streamline planning approvals for aged care and retirement accommodation.

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How do I know if I need a Town Planner?
20 May 2019

Depending on your project, it can be unclear if you need the services of a town planner. This blog article provides some issues to consider in deciding whether you do.