Development approvals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Know what STCA means for your property’s potential
22 July 2018

You may have come across these four little words in your search for the perfect property: Subject to Council Approval (STCA).

What are infrastructure charges and when do they apply?
23 May 2018

Anyone who undertakes a development may be charged these fees and, depending on the work, different charges apply.

Development types under the new Planning Act
8 April 2018

The Planning Act defines what development is, the types of development, and the various application options.