How can we help you subdivide your property

Subdivision is a great way to add value to your property with limited risk. The subdivision process has 3 basic stages – the time to completion ranges between 6 to 9 months. This is, of course dependent on the scale of the subdivision and extent of works required. Stage 1 – Council Applications First Step…

Influx of High-Rise Residential Developments in Brisbane

There has been an influx of high-rise residential development in the more recent Neighbourhood Planning areas of Brisbane.  We have prepared and lodged a number of development applications for developments in West End, Woolloongabba, Greenslopes and Lutwyche as well as provided property advice on a number of other sites.  A trap for high-rise development has…

Change to Approvals

We achieved a great result through a change to approval application for a Newstead high-rise residential development.  We were able to negotiate an increased yield for the development by changing the top level of the building from 4 x 2 bedroom units, to 4 units comprising of 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedrooms over 2…

Industrial Development On The Rise In Brisbane

We have seen a significant increase in industrial development in the Brisbane and Ipswich Regions in recent time.  Changes in Brisbane City Plan 2014 resulted in different thresholds for industrial uses, generally resulting in a reduced level of assessment, therefore reduced risk to the developer.  The favourable change appears to be attracting business development in…

Shift and Realign Now Easier

A change to the minimum lot width and minimum side setbacks in the Brisbane City Plan 2014 has made it easier to facilitate development of ‘splitter blocks’ with pre-1946 houses. Previously the minimum lot width was 10m and minimum side setbacks 1.5m (to wall), which meant that the existing pre-1946 house on the site would…

Development Delays for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich

We are currently experiencing pre-global financial crises delays with applications in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich areas. A record input of applications and strained resources has contributed to the delays. Further complicating things in Brisbane is the introduction of the Brisbane City Plan 2014, which means Council are faced with assessment of old applications in…

2014 Planning Scheme Changes in Queensland

2014 is going to be a big year in changes to Planning Schemes all over the State. Many Cities have draft schemes well under way or already published and only waiting on State Government Approval. There are subtle changes in all of the new schemes, ranging from Definitions of Uses to major rezoning to various…

The Joys of Town Planning

I really enjoy being a planning consultant. I get a positive kick out of helping people achieve what they want to do with their property. Recently we have had amazing variety in the type of applications we are preparing and lodging; for instance we have recently lodged applications for a Church in Kingston ( Logan…

Brisbane’s draft new City Plan

The draft new City Plan has formally been released for statutory public notification today.  The notification period is from Monday 6 May to midnight on Tuesday 30 July (60 business days).  Please contact me on 0418 312 724 or email at allan@allanvanplanning.com.au  to determine if the development potential of your property is affected by changes.

New City Plan for Brisbane

Council has released a “draft new City Plan” that will become into operation in late 2013. At first look there are going to be some exciting changes to the existing plan. Changes that will present some wonderful opportunities for clients that plan ahead. Some changes worth noting are: Rural Residential is being allowed with areas…