What having services on your site means for property owners
27 October 2020

Properties can have services on the site that are not under the control of the owner. Examples of this include power, gas, water, stormwater and sewerage infrastructure.

When you can get town planning approval under an old (superseded) planning scheme
24 August 2020

Planning schemes change infrequently but when they do landowners can get caught out. The Planning Act has a mechanism that may allow a development to be assessed under the old scheme.

The difference between a strata title and a land subdivision
19 June 2020

Land can be physically subdivided, which is typically referred to as a subdivision, or a building can be divided into lots and this is commonly referred to as “strata titling”.

What are Operational Works?
31 May 2020

Operational Works encompasses a range of tasks that will change the site.

What is a combined drain?
5 March 2020

If your house is connected to a combined drain you need to be aware of limitations for any renovations you may plan.

Subdividing land into small lots in Brisbane
16 February 2020

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

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.

How long does a development approval last?
21 December 2019

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

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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