Queensland is home to many historical gems, from worker’s cottages to churches, Queenslanders and pre-federation houses. A great number of us fall in love with these buildings, appreciating their unique architectural features and link to the past. However, it is necessary to go into the purchase of a heritage building, and even an adjoining site,… Continue reading Town planning and historical Queensland buildings
If you’re considering becoming an Owner Builder then you’ll be joining approximately 21,000 other Queenslanders*. The Australian dream of owning a home and turning it into your castle is very much alive and well. There is no doubt the potential cost savings of undertaking, or managing, work yourself are attractive. According to legislation you have… Continue reading Why Owner Builders need Town Planners
Residential property subdivision has become increasingly popular, particularly since land values have skyrocketed in Brisbane’s inner suburbs. Larger blocks present an opportunity to split, or in planning speak “subdivide”. It sounds easy to slice and dice a residential lot, but there are a number of factors you need to consider. Site-specific advice from a Town… Continue reading Property Subdivision Overview
*UPDATE: the Planning Act 2016 has commenced since this article was written, refer to updated information on our website by clicking here. Developments generally fall into one of three major categories, being “self-assessable”, “code assessable” or “impact assessable” under a Council Planning Scheme. These assessments are managed by Councils under the rules and development assessment… Continue reading The Difference Between Self-Assessable, Code and Impact Assessable Developments
What is the difference between a town planner and an urban planner? Essentially there is no difference, these are just two commonplace terms for the same profession. There are actually a few others also such as regional planner, statutory planner and strategic planner. We find it easier to refer to ourselves as town planners as… Continue reading What is a Town Planner or Urban Planner?
Town planning involves controlling both existing and proposed developments, based on strategic planning and development control played out in the statutory framework including the development assessment or application process. Town planning is a dynamic and continually changing field influenced by policy changes in response to a range of factors such as community needs, population growth,… Continue reading What is Town Planning or Urban Planning?