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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.

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What you need to know about crossovers
16 April 2019

If you want to construct or alter a driveway crossover you may be required to notify or apply to the local council for permission.

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The pros & cons of prelodgement
20 March 2019

Before you lodge a Development Application with council you can request a prelodgement meeting to go through your plans or development concept.

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When three isn’t a crowd: Rooming Accommodation overview
18 February 2019

If you’re looking for an alternative to renting to a single tenant or generating income through sharing your house then rooming accommodation could be the answer.

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50 shades of grey: Why your town planner can’t guarantee an outcome
19 November 2018

The value of a good town planner is in their ability to clearly explain the likely scenarios so their client has the best information available.

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What is the difference between a "splitter" and a "subdivision"?
16 October 2018

There's a common term used in real estate being "splitter" blocks. Depending on who you talk to this could mean different things.

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Coastal hazard overlay and Brisbane development
16 September 2018

Brisbane has experienced many floods since European settlement and they're the most expensive natural disaster type in our country.

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What is the new BCC Community Purposes Network Overlay?
23 August 2018

Brisbane CIty Council introduced a new overlay - Community Purposes Network Overlay - that took effect on 29 June 2018.