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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.

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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.

Posted in: Town planning