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…

Brisbane City Changes That Don’t Help

Brisbane City Council has recently changed the way they relate to people with Town Planning enquiries. Previously, one could ring a Customer Liaison Officer and discuss any of the multitude of questions associated with a planning application. Not anymore! You now have to make an appointment and go to one of the Regional Offices to speak…