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Proposed Ministerial Infrastructure Designation for an Extension to an Educational Establishment

Lee Morrison - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Proposed Ministerial Infrastructure Designation of premises for Extensions to an Educational Establishment under the Planning Act 2016

On behalf of the Iona College School, The Planning Place has requested that the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning designate the premises at 85 North Road, Wynnum West, Queensland. This proposed Infrastructure Designation has been requested in accordance with Chapter 2, Part 5 of the Planning Act 2016.

Type of Infrastructure:

It is proposed to designate the subject land for the following type of infrastructure in accordance with Schedule 5 (Infrastructure), Section 13, Part 2 (Other Infrastructure) of the Planning Regulations 2017:

  • Item 6: Educational Facilities

Description of Infrastructure:

The project to be undertaken in stage will include:

  • A Multi-purpose Hall/Gathering Space of approximately 4,440m2 of floor area and associated carparking area.
  • It will involve a school extension accommodating the same student numbers as currently but providing improved school infrastructure and facilities at the school. 

The proposed Infrastructure Designation applies to the land owned by the Iona College School (the owner of the assets and operations of the school). The site is bounded by Sandy Camp Road to the north, Bulgin Avenue to the east, Alness St Wynnum West and the railway corridor to the south, and is dissected by North Road between the main college area and the western sports fields.

Intended Outcomes of Proposed Infrastructure:

The proposed designation will provide improved and state-of-the-art educational facilities to enable Australian Curriculum to be delivered to meet the needs of the school and its students, while providing ongoing long-term educational and associated employment opportunities.

Have your say:

To have your say about the proposed Ministerial Designation, you can make a submission, on or before 21st November 2019, to the Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. The Proposed Infrastructure Designation DSDMIP Reference is: MID-0919-0371. All submissions can be made to the Infrastructure Designation team via:

If you wish to discuss the proposal, please contact the Infrastructure Designations team within the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning on 1300 967 433, or at the above email address.



New Dwelling House within the Traditional Building Character Overlay on a Small Lot

Lee Morrison - Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

 


474 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo - New Dwelling House within the Traditional Building Character Overlay on a Small Lot, contained within the Character (Character) Residential Zone.

The application was approved promptly by Council through RiskSmart, taking 7 business days in total from lodgement of the application.

The dwelling appropriately addressed the slope of the site in a manner consistent with Council's expectations of traditional building character.



Multiple Dwelling with Retention of a Pre-1946 House in a Partial 3-Storey Building

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Planning Place were able to obtain approval for a Material Change of use for Multiple Dwelling (5 units with retention of a pre-1946 Dwelling House) and Building Works for partial demolition of pre-1946 Dwelling House in the Traditional building character overlay at 25 Noble Street, Camp Hill.

 

The application triggered an Impact assessable development application requiring public notification due to the proposal exceeding the prescribed maximum allowed of two storeys under the City Plan 2014. Notwithstanding, The Planning Place successfully achieved a partial third storey building and a site cover of 53.7% on a 814m2 site area.

 

The building design allowed for increased side setbacks at the upper storey (exceeding the Multiple Dwelling Code requirements) to ensure suitable height transition and building separation to the adjoining dwellings. The townhouses are configured as two separate buildings to achieve a broken up built form and comprised a stepped built form with a semi-basement car park level to take account of the sloping constrained site. The proposed partial demolition and revitalisation of the pre-1946 house was sensitively incorporated into the new built form, and achieved a maximum building height under 9.5m at all sections of the buildings, ensuring the development will maintain a consistent and compatible height, scale and traditional building character appearance to the streetscape and locality.

 

The development application was lodged under the current Low-Medium Density Residential Zoning provisions prior to the Council’s anticipated major planning scheme amendment to the City Plan 2014 being brought into place, which seeks to down-zone many properties under the Neighbourhood Local Plan to Character Residential Zone. The landowner therefore was able to exercise existing land use rights and exploit development opportunity under the current zoning provisions. Following the zone changes, the subsequent outcome will represent reduced development potential due to a reduction in the number of dwellings that could be established on the subject land size.




Multiple Dwelling with Retention of Two Pre-1946 Houses and ROL with Small Lot Houses

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, June 18, 2019


The Planning Place were able to obtain approval for a Material Change of use for Multiple Dwelling (5 townhouses), two Dwelling Houses on Small Lots, Building Works for partial demolition of a Pre-1946 Dwelling House, and a Reconfiguring a Lot (3 into 3 lot subdivision) at 12, 14 and 16 Marquis Street, Greenslopes. The development approval will occur over two stages to allow the developer with improved finance capacity to progress the development.
 
As the site is located in an overland flow path, the development is designed with a suspended built form platform with raised decks, ramp driveway and manoeuvring areas, and requiring an overland flow easement, so as to comply with the flood immunity requirements of the Flood Overlay Code. Attributable to complying with the Flood Overlay Code requirements, The Planning Place successfully justified attaining a site cover of 65.2% (including raised slab and decks). The Planning Place also effectively obtained approval for the small lot pre-1946 dwellings to be subdivided onto their own freehold lots adding value to the project, while also successfully achieving a lot size of 228m2 under the minimum lot size of 260m2 as prescribed under the Subdivision Code.
 
Notably, the client was able to exercise existing land use rights and development opportunity under the site’s current Low-Medium Density Residential Zone before the Council’s anticipated major planning scheme amendment to the City Plan 2014 is brought into place, which seeks to down-zone numerous properties under the Neighbourhood Local Plan to Character Residential Zone. What this means is, that following the zone changes, the subsequent outcome will be reduced development potential due to a reduction in the number of dwellings that could be established on the subject land size.



Multiple Dwelling with Retention of a Pre-1946 House

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Located in the sought after area of Greenslopes, The Planning Place were able to obtain approval at 39 Chatsworth Road, Greenslopes for this four townhouse development with sensitive integration of a retained pre-1946 house into the built form, and successfully achieving a site cover of 52.1% on a 711m2 block with a 15.94m road frontage. The developer sought to gain a marketable residential unit product for the locality with the highest possible yield. The architecturally designed townhouse apartments is a great example of generous sized residences with roof top terraces on the rear building to take advantage of City views and each with double lock-up garages. The design comprised a stepped built form with a semi-basement car park level to take account of a constrained sloping site.
 
Notably, the client was able to exercise existing land use rights and development opportunity under the site’s current Low-Medium Density Residential Zone before the Council’s anticipated major planning scheme amendment to the City Plan 2014 is brought into place, which seeks to down-zone numerous properties under the Neighbourhood Local Plan to Character Residential Zone. What this means is, that following the zone changes, the subsequent outcome will be reduced development potential due to a reduction in the number of dwellings that could be established on the subject land size.



Planning and Environmental Court Appeal Victory - 3 Storey Dwelling Houses

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, June 18, 2019



A Planning & Environment Court Appeal was lodged by The Planning Place against Council’s refusal of an application involving two new Dwelling Houses, of 3 storeys (plus basement) in height, in Rupert St, Windsor. Council refused the application primarily on the basis of the height of the Dwellings not being consistent with the bulk and scale of other dwellings within the street and local area. 

The Court granted the approval, with Judge Kefford, stating that the word ‘consistent’ allows for some elasticity, with the relevant Performance Outcomes of the Planning Scheme relating to building height not calling for a purely numerical or quantitative approach. Judge Kefford stated that there was no prevailing height of buildings in the immediate vicinity of the site. The dwellings were considered to be consistent and compatible with a number of  nearby and adjoining dwellings in terms of the height, but also in terms of the existing setting and context.  Features of the proposed design of the dwellings also contributed to the consistency of the building height. 
 
The favourable judgement demonstrates that Council’s dogmatic and rigid approach to building height is not the intent of the Planning Scheme, and that building design, and surrounding context is of significant importance.  Council does not always appropriately follow the provisions of their Planning Scheme, and hence taking the matter to Court is the appropriate response to obtain a favourable outcome. It is important to note that not all appeals proceed to trial, and in the majority of occasions, an appeal can be successfully resolved with negotiations prior to a trial being necessary.


New Approval - Townhouses

Lee Morrison - Friday, June 07, 2019

The Planning Place is proud to be providing Project Management Services for the development of two new townhouses at 29 Glenora Street, Wynnum currently under construction. 


New Approval - Dual Occupancy

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Planning Place recently obtained development approval for a Dual Occupancy at 39 Campbell Terrace, Wavell Heights (Council's Reference: A005060811).  There was a need to negotiate with adjoining landowners for stormwater drainage consent for a piped drainage system.  We were able to obtain Council’s support for partial demolition of pre-1946 parts of the existing house and new rear dwelling having a rear boundary wall setback of 5m instead of 6m.



New Approval - Telecommunications Tower

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Planning Place recently obtained acceptance for a telecommunications tower at Mt Isa, for the Mt Isa Water Board.  The purpose of the tower was to improve communications between the Mt Isa Water Board’s various sites in the area.

Through detailed investigation, it was determined that Development Approval from Mt Isa City Council was not required.  The proposal did not constitute a Material Change of Use, but simply Building Work, hence was “Accepted Development”.

State interests were however present with respect to protected vegetation (Category B on the regulated vegetation management map).  A ‘relevant purpose determination’ was obtained for relevant infrastructure activities, which was followed by seeking an Operational Works approval from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, for the removal of vegetation.  The approval was duly granted.



New Approved Unit

Lee Morrison - Friday, March 01, 2019


The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a Multiple Dwelling Development at 49-51 Henry Street, Greenslopes. The development application was lodged prior to Council’s zone changes  which have been drafted to down zone the land to Character Residential which will reduce potential unit yield that can be achieved for the site.  The land owners of 49-51 Henry Street took advantage of the existing land use rights prior to the zone changes in order to obtain their development approval for Multiple Dwelling over their land.  There are many suburbs throughout Brisbane, Council is considering reducing the current density provisions  and we would recommend if at any time you are considering your development potential should act now before the changes have occurred.  




The Planning Place

Lee Morrison - Thursday, February 07, 2019
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The Planning Place - 2018 Newsletter

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, December 18, 2018



The Planning Place Development Approvals - South East Queensland

Lee Morrison - Monday, October 22, 2018

The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for a number of development applications throughout South East Queensland recently.

If you need help regarding the requirements to qualify for RiskSMART and SealSMART for your development, please feel free contact us on 07 3257 7833.

Further details of any of these development approvals may be found on the Property and Application tool provided by Council on their website.

 

Mixed Use Approval – Kingaroy



The Planning Place has recently obtained Town Planning Approval for an Extension Application at 1 Kelvyn Street, Kingaroy. The extension was sought to the existing approval obtained by The Planning Place in 2014. The original approval was for a Preliminary Approval Overriding the Planning Scheme, a Material Change of Use for a Caravan Park (Relocatable home Park), Reconfiguring a Lot (1 into 265 Lots) and a Material Change of Use for Multiple Dwelling Units. South Burnett Regional Council approved the request to extend the currency period for an additional six (6) years. 


Industry Approval – Virginia


The Planning Place has obtained Development Approval for three (3) Warehouses at 31 and 37 Saltash Street and 74 Radley Street, Virginia. The site had previously approved a Truck Depot (including Caretaker’s Residence) and Motor Vehicle Workshop through appeals. The subject site is impacted by a number of overlays including Biodiversity Areas Overlay, Bushfire Overlay; Coastal Hazard Overlay; Flood Overlay and Waterway Corridors Overlay. The proposed warehouses achieved flood immunity through the use of retaining walls, fill and a floating slab and also  maintained the bulk of the environmental overlay areas to be used for landscaping and rehabilitation of the adjoining waterway corridor. A number of sub-consultant reports were obtained to support the Impact Assessment development application prepared.

The development application/approval can be viewed on Council’s website: VIEW (A004429012)


Plan Sealing Approval – Ferny Hills

The Planning Place has recently assisted in the Plan Sealing application at 32 Owarra Avenue West, Ferny Hills. The subject site was previously approved for a Multiple Dwelling (Eleven (11) Units) and associated Operational Works approval.

The Planning Place assisted with: reviewing the works completed to date, undertake site inspections, provide advice to the client regarding outstanding conditions, prepare the plan sealing application, liaise with the concurrence referral agency, and monitor the assessment of the sealing of the survey plan.

Following review and inspection by Council, the survey plan has been sealed for the use to shortly begin operating. 




Neighbourhood Plan Changes

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, September 18, 2018


The Planning Place have recently been undertaking mail outs to advise local residents of Neighbourhood Plans changing in their suburbs. There are currently eight (8) draft neighbourhood plans in progress across the Brisbane local government area, detailed below:

·         Dutton Park – Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan - in effect as of 14th September 2018

·         Spring Hill Neighbourhood Plan - in effect as of 14th September 2018

·         Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan - in effect as of 14th September 2018

·         Coorparoo & Districts Neighbourhood Plan

·         Banyo Northgate Neighbourhood Plan

·         Kangaroo Point Peninsular Neighbourhood Plan

·         Ferny Grove – Upper Kedron Neighbourhood Plan - being adopted 21st September 2018 

·         The Gap Neighbourhood Plan

Each of the draft Neighbourhood Plan’s timelines vary, however, many are set of adoption and gazzetal in 2018. Please see above image identifying suburbs where properties will be affected:

What is changing?

In the vast majority of Draft Neighbourhood Plans, a large amount of properties will be removed from the Low-Medium Density Residential (LMR) Zone to be included in the Character Residential (CR) Zone.

What this means for your property?

The end result can be a reduction in the number of dwellings that can be established on your land, and an increase in the minimum lot size requirements for a subdivision, which potentially reduces the value a developer may pay for your property to redevelop if you intend to sell in the future, based on development potential. 

Please feel free to contact The Planning Place to obtain an obligation-free quote for a request to assess a development application under RiskSMART’s fast track program.





RiskSMART Development Applications

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Clients are praising the advantages of using RiskSMART to approve their development applications with The Planning Place.


RiskSMART is a fast tracked way to get low-risk development proposals approved by Brisbane City Council, with applications prepared and lodged by accredited RiskSMART consultants receiving a 20% discount on Council application fees and a decision made within five (5) business days.

Based on audit results, between January-June and June-December 2017, the recorded number of RiskSMART development applications has grown roughly 20%.  In 2017, The Planning Place lodged fifty-seven (57) RiskSMART Applications to Brisbane City Council. Please see below a list of current/approved development applications we have lodged to RiskSMART since December 2017. 

 Site Address

Council Reference

Development Application Proposal

20 Prince Street, Gaythorne

A004951558

New Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Traditional building materials reflected on all street frontages

275 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

A004947328

Reconfiguring a Lot (2 into 2 Lot Subdivision)

  • Rearranging of boundaries to create a front and rear lot proposed along major road where two (2) crossovers were existing
  • Existing pre-1946 dwelling house to be fully compliant with Dwelling House Code, following Prescribed Accepted Development to remove rear deck.

56 Toorak Road, Hamilton

A004940927

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Rear deck triggered assessment where gazetted Planning Scheme maps identify secondary frontage
  • Letter provided to client to assure Code Assessment development applications do not require Public Notification under Section 53(1) of the Planning Act 2016

25 Tingiringi Street, Algester

A004931961

Reconfiguring a Lot (1 into 2 Lot Subdivision)

  • Dwelling house accepted as being retained on proposed Lot 1 within the prescribed side boundary setback under the Queensland Development Code (therefore, requiting a concurrence agency application for a siting variation)

6 Garden Street, Greenslopes

A004903221

Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • All Acceptable Outcomes successfully met

63 Murray Street, Wilston

A004915045

Dwelling House Partial Demolition and Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Carport successfully approved beneath required flood immunity level as justification no worsening would take place satisfied Council

3 Bonython Street, Windsor

A004898789

Dwelling House Partial Demolition and Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Confirmation of application’s suitability for RiskSMART received prior to lodging
  • The Building Work involved assessable and accepted development broken down in the Town Planning Assessment Report

176 Blackwood Road, Salisbury

A004898272

New Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for Built to Boundary Wall to accommodate a garage on a small lot not consistent with the Character (Character) Residential Zone

43 Burlington Street, East Brisbane

A004894189

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for reduced side boundary setback

87A McCaul Street, Taringa

A004893099

Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot

  • Multiple Performance Solutions successfully achieved for reduced front setback, built to boundary wall and building length exceeding 25m.

31 Stewart Street, Hawthorne

A004888003

Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Minor Development Brisbane City Council assessment fee accepted where identifying the majority of the proposed works as Accepted Development

39 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin

A004866995

New Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for split skillion roof form with a seven (7) degree pitch. 

11 Glenlyon Drive, Ashgrove

A004864559

Dwelling House Partial Demolition and Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Successfully reinstated components of a lapsed development application (A004079348)

37 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin

A004864280

New Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for reduced front boundary setback in the Traditional Building Character Overlay due to lack of consistency of roads boundary setbacks in the street to the nearest pre-1946 dwelling houses located on corner lots.  

7 Prince Street, Virginia

A004878048

Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for reduced front boundary setback to accommodate a new carport, reflective of the setbacks prevailing in the street

263 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo

A004847032

Reconfiguring a Lot (2 into 2 Lot Subdivision)

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for minimum rectangle dimensions of new lots

30 Davidson Street, Newmarket

A004836775

New Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

  • Performance Solution successfully achieved for traditional building materials on a single storey dwelling to incorporate a mix of lightweight cladding and rendering.
  • Letter providing further justification of Performance Solution provided to Council following request to amend proposal plans

Unit 1, 20 Prospect Terrace, St Lucia

A004812934

Extensions to Multiple Dwelling in a Traditional Building Character Overlay


At The Planning Place, RiskSMART applications are considered “decision ready” through our internal processes i.e. the application was properly made and addressed all the relevant Brisbane City Plan 2014 requirements. The Planning Place is a current RiskSMART accredited consultant for the categories of:


·         New Dwelling House & dwelling house extensions;


·         Reconfiguring a Lot (10 lots or less);


·         Multiple Dwelling (10 units or less);


·         Low impact industry, Medium impact industry, Warehouse; and


·         Centre activities.


Please feel free to contact The Planning Place to obtain an obligation-free quote for a request to assess a development application under RiskSMART’s fast track program – (07) 3257 7833





Three Storey Dwellings

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Depending on your zoning and surroundings, a three (3) storey component in your development may be approved. Please see below the relevant criteria to consider when determining whether a three (3) storey component is feasible for your proposal.


Development Types - 

Dwelling Houses

Under the Dwelling House Code and Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code, three (3) storey components may be accepted by Council, subject to strict criteria.

Typically, in zones and zone precincts including the Low Density Residential Zone, Character Residential Zone, 2 storey mix zone precinct of the Low-Medium Density Zone, and 2 or 3 storey mix zone precinct of the Low-Medium Density Residential Zone, a three (3) storey component for a dwelling house will require assessment against the Performance Outcome, where not meeting the prescribed maximum building height of 9.5m and two (2) storeys. Where seeking a Performance-based Solution, typically all criteria of the relevant Performance Outcome will need to be adequately satisfied for Council to accept the proposal, please refer to Figure 1.


Table 9.3.7.3.A – Dwelling House Code

Table 9.3.8.3.A – Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code

Performance Outcomes

PO2

Development has a building height  that:

(a)      does not unduly overshadow adjoining dwelling houses and their associated private open space in terms of access to sunlight and daylight;

(b)      is consistent with the building height of dwelling houses prevailing in the immediate vicinity;

(c)       contains a 3 storey component only where necessary to enable a predominately 2 storey dwelling to address the local circumstances of topography (refer to Figure a);

(d)      may be higher than adjoining properties only to the extent required to achieve the minimum habitable floor levels required for flood immunity.

Note–In interpreting PO2(b), the term ‘prevailing in the immediate vicinity’ means the building height of the majority (more than 50%) of all the dwelling houses in the same zone as the subject site and within 35m of any point of the street frontage of the subject site


Figure 1 - Building Height Performance Outcome (Excerpt only, subject to change)

Please note: the Note for interpreting PO2(b) is a part of the planning scheme and is a planning consideration for this Performance Outcome

Typically, in zones and zone precincts including the up to 3 storeys zone precinct of the Low-Medium Density Residential Zone or in the Medium Density Residential Zone, a three (3) storey component will be able to achieve the Acceptable Outcome, prescribing a maximum building height of 11.5m and three (3) storeys. 


Multiple Dwelling

Under the Multiple Dwelling Code, three (3) storey components may also be accepted by Council, subject to strict criteria, however, may also raise the Level of Assessment from Assessable (Code) Assessment to Assessable (Impact) Assessment, where deemed generally inconsistent with the intent of the planning scheme.

PO5 (Building Envelope), PO6 (Building Height) & PO7 (Bulk & Form) of the Multiple Dwelling Code are the principal codes that typically prescribe the maximum building height.

Typically, the maximum building height must comply with the Neighbourhood Plan, or where not specified, Table 9.3.14.3.B of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. Where seeking a Performance-based Solution, the criteria of the relevant Performance Outcome/s will need to be adequately satisfied in order for Council to accept the proposal.


Previous Development Applications/Court Appeals

In seeking Performance-based Solutions, however, Brisbane City Council and the Planning and Environment Court have recently pushed back on a number of proposals seeking approvals for three (3) storey components in Dwelling Houses and Multiple Dwellings. Please see below a series of recent Council Decisions and Planning and Environment Court Judgements opposing three (3) storey components.


Brisbane City Council Decisions:

  • 47-49 Henderson Street, Camp Hill – A004511431 – Refused Three (3) Storey Multiple Dwelling (Refused in 2018)
  • 24 Casuarina Street, Seventeen Mile Rocks – A004770283 – Unsupported Dwelling House with a Partial Third Storey (Withdrawn in 2018)
  • 143 School Road, Yeronga – A004512106 – Refused Three (3) Storey Multiple Dwelling (Refused in 2017)


Planning and Environment Court Judgements:

  • Petty & Ors -v- Brisbane City Council & Anor [2018]

A submitter appeal against an approved Multiple Dwelling at 7 & 11 Annie Street, Camp Hill (Council reference: A004462727) was allowed after it was found the development was in conflict with the Brisbane City Plan 2014 (Court reference: 1238 of 2017). The approved development sought Reconfiguring a Lot (4 into 2 Lot Amalgamation), Building Works to relocate an existing Pre-1946 Dwelling House and a Material Change of Use for a Three (3) Storey Multiple Dwelling. Under the Brisbane City Plan 2014, the site was located in the Low Medium Density Residential Zone (2 or 3 storey mix precinct) and the Traditional Building Character Overlay. It was determined “[11] The proposed development would result in an unacceptable built form, in terms of its height, bulk, scale, density and size and would therefore be in conflict…” and “[14] the approval of this proposal fell within the 2% where the Council “got it wrong.

  • Jakel Pty Ltd & Ors -v- Brisbane City Council & Anor [2018]

An appellant appeal against a refused Multiple Dwelling at 28-30 Attewell Street, Nundah (Council reference: A004537761) was dismissed after it was found that “[285] the onus of showing that the application be approved has not been discharged” (Court reference: 2970 of 2017). The refused development sought Building Works to relocate the existing Pre-1946 Dwelling House, Reconfiguring a Lot (2 into 2 Lot Boundary Realignment), and a Material Change of Use for a Three (3) Storey Multiple Dwelling. Under the Brisbane City Plan 2014, the site was located in the Low Medium Density Residential Zone (2 or 3 storey mix precinct) and the Traditional Building Character Overlay. It was determined the proposed development represented “[278] an overdevelopment of the subject site in its locational context and an unacceptable outcome in terms of visual impact on the streetscape and amenity of the residents of the proposed development and adjoining land.”



Queensland Planning Changes

Lee Morrison - Friday, August 11, 2017

The Planning Act 2016


There were recent changes to Queensland's planning legislation that took effect on the 3rd July 2017. 

The new Planning Act 2016 (PA) has repealed the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) and has made some significant changes as briefly outlined below:


Structure:

While the basic planning system and concept remains the same, the Planning Act 2016 is a much more succinct and logically ordered legislation, and easier to understand and use. 


Terminology:

The categories of development have changed (Section 44 PA). The Planning Act 2016 is arranged so that similar matters are grouped together and definitions are more consolidated:

Sustainable Planning Act 2009 Terminology

Corresponding Planning Act 2016 Terminology

Exempt Development

Self-Assessable Development

Accepted Development

can occur without approval or as long as certain criteria are met

Code Assessable Development

Impact Assessable Development

Assessable Development

code and impact remain the two categories of assessable development

Prohibited Development

Prohibited Development

development not allowed to be carried out

Compliance Assessment

Compliance assessment is effectively removed


Development Application Forms:

The Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) has been repealed by the Planning Act 2016 meaning that there is a reduced number of relevant forms required to be lodged with applications. Previously, an applicant was required to complete a suite of IDAS forms when making a development application. Now, there are only two (2) approved DA forms to provide efficiency in information. These forms are:

- DA Form 1 - Development application details 
           - This form must be used to make a code or impact assessable development application
- DA Form 2 - Building work details
           - This form must be used when involving building works (in addition to DA Form 1)

The DA forms identify mandatory supporting information required for a development application. 


Properly Made Applications:

Like the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, the Planning Act 2016 identifies the mandatory information required for an application to be considered properly made (Section 51 PA). All properly made applications requiring referral or public notification under the Planning Act 2016 will be issued a Confirmation Notice (formerly an Acknowledgement Notice under the repealed SPA). Where a development application does not satisfy the mandatory requirements identified in the Planning Act 2016, an Action Notice will be issued, outlining the actions required by the applicant to make the development application properly made. A Confirmation Notice will be issued upon satisfying the requirements for a properly made development application. The Assessment Manager still has the discretion to accept an application that is not properly made. 


Land Owner's Consent:

Land Owner's Consent is still required to make a development application properly made where the owner is not the applicant (Section 51(2) PA). This is applicable for Material Change of Use and/or Reconfiguring a Lot applications.


Development Assessment Rules:

Given effect through the Planning Regulation 2017, the Development Assessment Rules (DA Rules) (Section 68 PA) are a statutory instrument that must be followed for making, assessing, changing and deciding during the development assessment process:

Part 1

Application

Part 2

Referral (if applicable)

Part 3

Information Request (if applicable and if opted in)

Part 4

Public Notification (if applicable)

Part 5

Decision



Bounded Assessment:

Under the Planning Act 2016, Code Assessable development applications are now subject to bounded assessment. This means the assessment is only against the applicable planning scheme codes (i.e. assessment benchmarks). The Assessment Manager must approve the development application to the extent it complies with those benchmarks, and can condition compliance if required. A refusal can only be facilitated when the application cannot be conditioned to meet the assessment benchmarks. This provides greater certainty to the development industry and community expectations. 


Changes to Development Approvals:

Under the Planning Act 2016, there are two types of changes to approvals:

  • A "minor change" which is similar to the former "permissible change" under the repealed Sustainable Planning Act 2009, adopts the equivalent tests and processes for assessment (i.e. cannot be substantially different development); and
  • An "other change" are for change applications that do not meet the "minor change" test. An "other change" to a development approval may be facilitated through an abridged assessment relevant to only the aspects that are being changed. 


Transitional Provisions:

For applications made prior to the 3rd July 2017, under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, these provisions will continue to apply to the assessment of the applications regardless of the commencement of the Planning Act 2016. Approvals issued under SPA will continue to have affect under the PA. Currency periods for these approvals will continue as set out under SPA.


No More Rolling Currency Provision:

Under the Planning Act 2016, related approvals (obtained through subsequent applications) will no longer enable rolling currency provisions to keep an existing approval from lapsing. However, the new Act allows for increased currency periods; with a Material Change of Use approvals are now afforded 6 years, and Reconfiguring a Lot allowed 4 years, compared to 4 and 2 years respectively under the repealed SPA


Stopping the Clock:

The applicant may stop a currency period in the development assessment process time frame at any time (stage) up until the Council makes a decision. The applicant may stop-the-clock as many times as required for a cumulative period of 6 months (up to 130 days). 


State Planning Instruments:

Under the new planning system, there will now only be two state planning instruments - the State Planning Policy (SPP) and Regional Plans:

  • The State Planning Policy identifies 17 state interests to be integrated into local government planning schemes. When a local planning scheme has not yet been updated to incorporate the SPP state interest, the Council will assess a development application using the benchmarks in the SPP. 
  • Regional plans recognise that Queensland is made up of widely different climatic and demographic regions. Once approved by the Planning Minister each Regional Plan must be taken into account when a local government in the region prepares or amends its planning scheme.


Further resources may be found on the Queensland Government website: http://planning/dilgp.qld.gov.au/planning/resources 

The Planning Place has sucessfully obtained approval for a number of development applications throughout South East Queensland under the new Planning Act 2016. Please feel free to contact our office for more information on (07) 3257 7833. 


Disclaimer:

This update does not constitute legal advice and should not be reflected upon as such. It is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and it is not intended to be comprehensive.  




GCCC Superseded Planning Scheme DEADLINE

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

         

Gold Coast City Council

Superseded Planning Scheme

Request Deadline Approaches

2nd February 2017

The current Gold Coast City Planning Scheme was released on 2nd February 2016 to supersede the Gold Coast Planning Scheme 2003 Version 1.2 - amended November 2011.

With each new City Planning Scheme, new development benefits & options are created from updated mapping and development codes. However, these changes have created development limitations within certain areas of the Gold Coast, with some areas now being subject to increases in levels of assessment or the impact of the environmental significance overlay mapping & lower building/density restrictions.

Section 95 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 provides the opportunity for requests to be made for development applications to be assessed against a Superseded Planning Scheme. This request must be made to Council within one year of the new Planning Scheme or amendment taking effect. This period will expire on the 2nd of February 2017.

Contact us today to discuss your development rights under the current City Plan or an assessment against the superseded Planning Scheme. We look forward to assisting you to achieve your development goals.



Newsletter Dec 2016

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 15, 2016



Queensland Government Planning Reform

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 01, 2016

Queensland Government Planning Reform

 
In mid-2017 a new Planning System for Queensland is due to implement new planning legislation, the new Planning Act 2016 will establish a new planning system for the state and replaces the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). It is believed the new planning laws are to deliver a transparent and efficient system that will contribute to investment and jobs, and will ultimately improve community engagement.

There will be new requirements on council’s and the state government to publish reasons for development decisions, there will be a greater say for the community with local governments now required to consult for longer on new planning schemes and mandatory consultation on state planning instruments.

The new planning system is designed to provide greater certainty through a ‘bounded’ code assessment, or categorised instrument that categorises development and assessment benchmarks (matters an assessment manager is to assess against), as well as exemption certificates for assessable development. This will mean development is assessed more strictly against criteria set out in the code, with the view to providing more rights for the community with the ability to appeal decisions without adverse cost orders.

Comprising of three main elements: 

❶ plan making ❷development assessment

❸ dispute resolution;

State and local government will share the responsibility in its delivering. The system will be performance based, which will allow for innovation and flexibility in how development can be achieved, which also responds to community needs and expectations.

 



Melbourne Cup Lunch

Lee Morrison - Friday, November 04, 2016

Melbourne Cup at the Albion Hotel

Great food, atmosphere and great company with the Milne Legal team and an MC that did Magic??

Yes I said magic, as in magic tricks, all good for a laugh

There may have been some betting using the phone betting apps given noses in phones prior to Race 7.... no wins though..



Recent SealSMART Approval - Claymeade Street, Wynnum

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 30, 2016



The Planning Place has successfully obtained plan sealing (SealSMART) approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 7 Claymeade Street, Wynnum. Accredited planners at The Planning Place assessed the compliance of survey plans with the approved Reconfiguring a Lot and ensured that all conditions of approval were appropriately met. This process allowed for a fast tracked outcome on behalf of the client. 



Recent RiskSMART Approval - Carmel Street, Bardon

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 30, 2016


The Planning Place has recently obtained RiskSMART approval for two (2) new Dwelling Houses on Small Lots in the Traditional Building Character Overlay at 23 & 23A Carmel Street, Bardon. Where these houses were compliant with the Acceptable Solutions of the Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code and Traditional Building Character (Design) Code, a Code assessable development application was triggered. A development application was provided for each lot to be read in conjunction with one another.

The approved dwelling house at 23A Carmel Street, Bardon incorporates appropriate building form and elements in keeping with the traditional character overlay. The approved dwelling house at 23 Carmel Street, Bardon also incorporates traditional character elements and an opposed split skillon roof form. Each of the approved dwellings will remain consistent with the residential development in the locality.


Recent Approval - Bundara Street, Morningside

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 30, 2016


The Planning Place has recently obtained approval for a Change to Development Approval that was 'Generally in Accordance' at Unit 8/11 Bundara Street, Morningside. The proposed change to the Multiple Dwelling’s roof was considered a ‘Permissible Change’ to an existing approval under section 369 of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The roof design was changed as the existing design was ineffective in providing shade and impacted the livability on the balcony and bedroom 2. 



Recent Approval - Fraser Street, Shornclffe

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 30, 2016

Recently, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a new Dwelling House in the Traditional Building Character Overlay at 3 Fraser Street, Shorncliffe.

The approved development was considered consistent with pre-1946 character buildings through the use of external elements such as eves, overhangs, materials and upper floor storey projection. Using the precedent example of 7 Fraser Street, Shorncliffe, The Planning Place justified the adaptation of a character partial split skillion roof style presenting to the street. Skillion roof forms did form part of pre-1946 streetscapes, primarily as carports and lean-to’s but were not a foreign roof form in a character residential area. The proposed Dwelling House was also subject to the Flood overlay where the building pad partially encroached into the creek/waterway flood planning area. A flood report was used as part of the development application to ensure the proposed filling would have negligible impact upon upstream and downstream landowners.

A garden shed was also proposed and involved building works, but where less than 25m2, the proposed shed was exempt from assessment against the Traditional Building Character (design) Code and the Flood Overlay Code.



Recent SealSMART Approval - Montrose Parade, Wynnum West

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 30, 2016



The Planning Place has successfully obtained SealSMART plan sealing approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 26 Montrose Parade, Wynnum West (Council reference: A004356368). Brisbane’s SealSMART application process ensured that the decision was granted quickly and at a fraction of the cost on the condition that the application that meet all the conditions of approval. 



Testimonials

Lee Morrison - Monday, September 05, 2016

 

“Charlotte Alchin always provides excellent communication and advice among the project team. Ensuring projects run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Always a pleasure to work with her and the team at the planning place.” – Harj Singh Senior Engineer Pekol Traffic & Transport

 

 Professional service and had explained the general process and expected time line. Always reachable by phone and flexible to adapt change in short notice.- Cosmas Hiew 

The Planning Place came across as no nonsense and thorough in what they do! - Scott Gormley

On smaller projects it is great to have someone able to go through the process without making things complicated. Things were done quickly, dealings with council was not required by us and we got what we wanted. Thanks - Rob Robazza (Roberto Robazza Architect)

The service provided was great and without any issues. Very happy with the results. - Paul Thompson -VAE Group Pty Ltd

We felt fully supported by The Planning Process during the Development Application process, and always received timely advice and communication from them. - Gary Smith

We really appreciate the professional and speedy service in assisting with our Risk Smart application. -  Anton Dovey - Anton Dovey Architects

A quick note to convey our appreciation for the prompt and diligent attention to our development approval. Whilst a somewhat complicated case, your experience in dealing with such matters made it a seamless process.

- Andrew Mazzotta



Recent Approval - Forrest Street, Everton Park

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot at 31 Forrest Street, Everton Park. The proposed building works sought preliminary approval involving a patio and double open carport. The proposed double carport built to the front boundary are a common feature on Forrest Street properties including adjacent and opposite the subject site. 


Recent Approval - Aliza Place, Hazeldean

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


Recently, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House at 10 Aliza Place, Hazeldean. The proposed development was non-compliant with the land that is constrained within the Scenic Amenity overlay and Landslide overlay, and located within 25 metres of a State Controlled Road. As such, a Code assessment was triggered against the Somerset Regional Council Planning Scheme 2016. A Geotechnical Engineering Report was also included as part of the development application as the dwelling house was proposed on a slope with steel posts. 



Recent RiskSMART Approval - Raceview Avenue, Hendra

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


Recently, The Planning Place has successfully obtained RiskSMART approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character overlay at 66 Raceview Avenue, Hendra. The proposed development was fully compliant with the objectives, performance criteria and acceptable solutions of the Traditional Building Character (Design) Overlay Code and Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code. The proposed development was also subject to the Racecourse Precinct Neighbourhood Plan (Hendra Stables Precinct) but did not raise the level of assessment (No Change).



Recent Approval - Tamblyn Road, Salisbury

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character overlay at 12 Tamblyn Road, Salisbury. The proposed development was fully compliant with the objectives, performance criteria and acceptable solutions of the Traditional Building Character (Design) Overlay Code and Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code. The proposed development was also subject to the Moorooka-Stephens District Neighbourhood Plan but did not raise the level of assessment (No Change). 



Recent Approval - Booligal Street, Carina

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


The Planning Place recently has gained development approval for Multiple Dwellings (6 Units) at 52 Booligal Street, Carina. The proposal involved demolishing the existing post-1946 dwelling on the subject site to construct six units that incorporate a mixture of traditional and modern design elements. The proposal plans included shadow diagrams to demonstrate the building bulk does not meaningfully increase the amount of shadow cast onto adjoining buildings and a traffic impact assessment report was sought to provide advice associated with traffic, access, parking and servicing. 

The subject site is located in an area dominated by low-medium density and low density residential uses and within close proximity to recreational facilities and public transportation. The approved units will reflect the character of the area consisting of a mixture of architectural period styles. 



Recent Approval - Kent Road, Wooloowin

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


The Planning Place has recently obtained preliminary approval for Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character overlay at 24 Kent Road, Wooloowin. The proposal to raise the existing dwelling and enclose underneath was generally in compliance with the applicable codes of the Brisbane City Plan 2014.


Recent Approval - Howell Street, Kedron

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016


The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions and Partial Demolition in a Traditional Building Character overlay on a Small Lot at 8 Howell Street, Kedron. It was proposed to raise and build under the existing dwelling. The dwelling house extensions were prescribed exempt development where in the Traditional Building Character overlay involving building work enclosed under the existing building. The Code assessment was triggered by the raising of the pre-1946 dwelling house which is considered partial demolition when on a small lot in the Traditional Building Character overlay. The development application indicated the proposed work would not adversely impose on the character, or scale and bulk of the street. 


Recent Approval - Grassdale Road, Belmont

Lee Morrison - Friday, September 02, 2016

The Planning Place has recently obtained preliminary approval for Building Works for Dwelling House Extension (Shed) and Development Footprint Plan in a Biodiversity Areas overlay at 160 Grassdale Road, Belmont. The Biodiversity overlay triggered Code assessment where buildings works (shed) was proposed on a lot without an approved building envelope. A 2337.35m2 development footprint was approved to avoid the need for future development applications.



Recent SealSMART Approval - Nicholson Avenue, Salisbury

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

On the 26th April, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained SealSMART approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 37 Nicholson Avenue, Salisbury for application number A003853670.




Recent SealSMART Approval - Battersby Street, Zillmere

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place has recently obtained SealSMART approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 20 Battersby Street, Zillmere for application number A003892714. The application met Council’s requirements and was able to be sealed within 5 business days of lodgement. 




Recent SealSMART Approval - Taunton Street, Annerley

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

Approval has recently been obtained for Multiple Dwellings (6 Units) at 34 Taunton Street, Annerley for application number A003115838. The SealSMART eligible application met all of the requirements set out and approval was granted within only two days of lodgement.  




Recent SealSMART Approval - Stuart Street, Bulimba

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

Approval for 3 Multiple Dwelling Units has recently been obtained by The Planning Place at 90 Stuart Street, Bulimba for application number A003919338. This application utilised the advantages of SealSMART’s services to achieve a fast and high quality outcome. 




Recent RiskSMART Approval - Jensen Road, Banyo

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place has recently obtained RiskSMART approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 28 Jensen Road, Banyo. The subdivision triggered Code assessable due to the following area classifications: Low Density Residential Zone, Flood Overlay and Streetscape Hierarchy Overlay. To mitigate adverse impacts from the Flood Overlay, the proper engineering requirements of the subdivision were investigated.

The subject site is serviced with all the necessary services was able to discharge stormwater lawfully to Jensen Road. The subject land is also located within close proximity to local parks, businesses and community facilities to ensure that future residents would be services by a high level of amenity. 




Recent Approval - Rockingham Street, Mount Gravatt

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for 3 Multiple Dwellings and a 1 into 3 Lot Subdivision at 14 Rockingham Street, Mount Gravatt. The proposed development triggered Code assessment where the lots were proposed less than 260m2 in the Low-Medium Density Residential zone (2 or 3 storey mix). The subject site contained a post-1946 dwelling which was to be removed. The proposed dwellings were supported as they would contribute to meeting Brisbane’s City Shape guidelines by boosting housing choice and affordability in a well services and accessible area.




Recent SealSMART Approval - Quandeine Street, Everton Park

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place has recently obtained SealSMART approval for a 2 into 2 Lot Boundary Re-alignment at 33 Quandeine Street, Everton Park for application number A004176767. The fast-track process meant that approval of the survey plans was complete and provided within five business days of lodgement. 




Recent Approval - Pockley Street, Morningside

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 21 Pockley Street, Morningside. The subject site was improved with a dwelling house located outside of the Traditional Building Character Overlay and, therefore, its demolition was not subject to assessment. The Code assessable development application was triggered by the subdivision of land in a Low Density Residential area of Kuraby. The proposed lots were compliant with the minimum lot sizes and dimensions, and the proposed development would maintain the block pattern which supported the approval of this development application.




Recent Approval - Griffith Street, Everton Park

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

On the 12th of February, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House Non-Compliant with the Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code at 75 Griffith Street, Everton Park. The Limited Code development application was for a 4 bedroom, two storey dwelling house featuring a double garage. The non-compliance related to the side boundary setback and wall height. The approved proposal did not have any negative amenity impact upon residents. The proposed development also would not adversely impact on the character, scale or bulk of the street. 




Recent Approval - Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for a 2 into 2 Lot Boundary Re-Alignment and Small Lot Dwelling at 176 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo. The Impact assessable development application sought approval for the following aspects of development:

  • Material Change of Use – Dwelling House
  • Building Work – Dwelling House on a Small Lot
  • Reconfiguration of a Lot – 2 into 2 Lot Subdivision

The Impact level of assessment was triggered by the Character Residential Zone the subject site is situated in. As a result, the development application was considered high risk. The development application used recent approvals issues by Council in the surrounding area to support the proposed development’s intent. 




Recent Approval - White Street, Graceville

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016

The Planning Place recently obtained a development permit and preliminary approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot at 58 White Street. The application triggered a Limited Code assessment to be undertaken as part of this application as there was a minor non-compliance against the Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code. The proposed development was found to not adversely impose on the character, scale or bulk of the street and the design was considered consistent with the surrounding developments. 




Recent SealSMART Approval - Renoir Street, Forrest Lake

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 08, 2016


The Planning Place has successfully obtained SealSMART approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 37 Renoir Crescent, Forrest Lake for application number A003978851. Our SealSMART accredited consultants at The Planning Place delivered a high quality and suitable application that satisfied all the requirements set out by Brisbane City Council. 




Multiple Dwellings - South East Queensland

Lee Morrison - Monday, June 20, 2016

Multiple Dwelling Approvals

Brisbane |  Logan  |  Moreton Bay  |  Ipswich

The Planning Place ensures that all applications are lodged to all Councils exacting standards. We have specialised knowledge in a wide range of projects, from highly compliant RiskSMART applications, through to performance based planning outcomes, our knowledge ensures you can be confident that we have the skills and experience to manage your Development Application and we can ensure the highest possibility of its success with Council.

The team here at The Planning Place has recently obtained approval for a number of Multiple Dwellings in the South East Queensland region. Multiple Dwellings are premises that contains at least two (2) or greater dwellings for separate households, Multiple Dwellings include:

  • Apartments
  • Flats
  • Units
  • Townhouses
  • Row Housing
  • Duplex
  • Triplex

Necessary to all development application processes with Councils, the different types of developments are addressed under specific Council codes. The Planning Place has expertise in the following Council’s codes in relation to Multiple Dwellings:

  • Brisbane City Council - Multiple Dwelling Code
  • Logan City Council - Multiple Dwelling, Rooming Accommodation and Short Term Code
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council - Multiple Dwelling Units Code
  • Ipswich City Council - Dual Occupancy Code & Multiple Residential Code

Below is a list of examples where The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings:

Relevant Council Address  Development Details  Council Reference Number 
Brisbane 1, 3 & 5 McConnell Street, Bulimba  Multiple Dwelling Units (15 Units)  A004216103
       
Brisbane 48 High Street, Mount Gravatt  Multiple Dwellings (5 Units)  A004161851 
       
Logan 2 Reservoir Street, Beenleigh  Multiple Dwellings (4 Units)  MCUC/286/2015/1
       
Moreton Bay 32 Owarra Avenue West, Ferny Hills  Low Density Multiple Dwelling Units (14 units in 2 stages)  DA/29314/2014/V2m 
       
Moreton Bay 6 Payne Street & 53 Hayes Street, Caboolture Multiple Dwellings (4 units) & Subdivision (3 into 2 Lots) DA/28525/2013/V23R
       
Ipswich Moreton Crescent Estate,
Corner of Goddards Road & Berry Street, Yamanto 
Dual Occupancy units  4190/10
4184/10
4177/2010
4183/2010

    4174/10
4361/2010
7797/10 

Feel free to contact The Planning Place to obtain an obligation free quote for Multiple Dwelling Development Applications - 07 3257 7833



PIA Congress - Young Planners Connect

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Our TPP Young Town Planners attended the annual PIA Congress Young Planners Connect Conference

Rebecca Saxty, Charlotte Alchin with David Fowler attended the annual YPConnect.

YPConnect is the annual National Young Planners Conference. Designed by young planners (YPs) to address what matters most to the next generation of professionals, the event covers issues from the direction of the planning profession and emerging planning challenges to career development and advancement.

Our younger team members had an opportunity to network with like-minded people, all in the spirit of getting those at the beginning of their careers established in the planning profession, all in all they had a great time getting to know others attending the conference & making some valuable life long contacts along the way.



Accredited SealSMART Consultant

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

SealSMART Applications

The Planning Place is a SealSMART accredited consultant that can fast-track Plan Sealing applications. This involves enabling our consultants to self-certify subdivision applications. These subdivision applications range from creating new lots, merging lots to rearranging of lot boundaries.

Our accredited planners at The Planning Place liaise with Council’s engineers to determine the suitability of applications and agree on certification requirements for the plan’s conditions. Provided the lodged application meets all of Council’s requirements, subdivision plans are able to be sealed within five business days of payment.

Below is a list of examples where The Planning Place has successfully obtained approval for SealSMART Plan Sealing applications:

  • 49 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne – A004228707
  • 49 Laura Street, Highgate Hill – A004111100
  • 4 Lone Pine Street, Enoggera – A003930874
  • 37 Manson Parade, Yeronga – A004297855
  • 744 Nudgee Road, Northgate – A004282363

The Planning Place is pleased to be able to offer this convenient service. Feel free to contact our office for any further questions or queries – 07 3257 7833.



RiskSMART

Lee Morrison - Monday, May 16, 2016

    

Accredited RiskSMART Consultant

                                                       RiskSMART Applications

Clients are praising the advantages of using RiskSMART to approve their development applications with The Planning Place. The advantages of lodging a RiskSMART application include:

  • Faster approval timeframes
  • Greater certainty of decisions
  • Delivery of high quality development outcomes
  • A reduction on development application fees

The Planning Place is a RiskSMART accredited firm that has successfully obtained approval for a number of developments across Brisbane recently. Brisbane City Council's RiskSMART Program is eligible for low risk development proposals that will have little impact on neighbourhoods and the environment, and complies with the Brisbane City Plan 2014.

The Planning Place is accredited with a number of development categories listed here on our website. To check whether your project qualifies for RiskSMART, visit our AA Fast DA Approvals website to complete a quick online form and we will be in contact with you within 24 hours to discuss.

Logan City Council is also now offering RiskSMART approvals for certain development types. The Planning Place is accredited to lodge RiskSMART applications to council for the categories listed here on our website.

Below is a list of RiskSMART applications that The Planning Place has lodged and successfully gained approval for:

  • 14 Rockingham Street Zillmere - Townhouses on a small lot
  • 26 Elliot Street, Woolloongabba - Food and Drink Outlet (Coffee Shop)
  • 270 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton - Extensions to Single Unit of a Multiple Dwelling Unit
  • 316 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo - 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision
  • 17 Didcot Street, Kuraby - 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision
  • 118 & 120 Junction Road, Morningside – 2 into 3 Lost Subdivision
  • 27 Chermside Street, Grange - Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay 
  • 45 Grenade Street, Cannon Hill - Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay 
  • 53 & 55 Oakmere Street, Nudgee - 2 Dwelling Houses on Small Lots in a Traditional Building Character Overlay 
  • 35 Rita Street, Holland Park - Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay 


Friday Work Antics

Lee Morrison - Friday, May 13, 2016
Happy Friday everyone!!

So this is how we spent our Friday afternoon... tried to have a Staff BBQ, found a family of possums living in our BBQ... no possums were hurt or injured during our TPP Staff BBQ.
Please meet the newest team member at TPP, lots of impawtant work being done!!





Recent RiskSMART Approval - Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo

Lee Morrison - Friday, April 22, 2016


The Planning Place has successfully obtained RiskSMART fast-tracked approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision at 316 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo. The proposal included the removal of the existing post-1946 dwelling. The subject land is serviced by a high level of residential amenity. Located in the Low Density Residential zone and located within 200m2 of a Centre Zone, the approved lots are compliant with requirements of the City Plan 2015. 



Recent Approval - Harry Street, Zillmere

Lee Morrison - Friday, April 22, 2016


The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings (5 Units) at 6 Harry Street, Zillmere on the 27th January, 2016. The site contains a post-1946 dwelling which is to be removed to facilitate the proposed multiple dwelling development. The proposal contributes to meeting Brisbane’s City Shape guidelines by boosting hosing choice and affordability in a well services and accessible area. 




Recent RiskSMART Approval - Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton

Lee Morrison - Friday, April 22, 2016


On the 22nd April, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval through the RiskSMART fast-tracked program for Proposed Extension to Single Unit of a Multiple Dwelling Unit at 270 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton (Unit 1). Records showed the existing development on site contains six units within a two-storey multi-unit dwelling. It was proposed to increase the Gross Floor Area and provide a covered patio to the existing ground floor unit. It was also proposed to replace the existing carport to match the proposed covered patio. The proposed additions and alterations to unit integrate with the existing development, while providing additional/improved floor space and useable quality private space for resident. 


Recent Approval - Grassdale Road, Gumdale

Lee Morrison - Friday, April 22, 2016


On the 22nd of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House in an Environmental Management Zone at 693 Grassdale Road, Gumdale. The site was determined as subject to the biodiversity areas overlay code and therefore careful consideration was made to have a minimal effect on the ecologically significant vegetation on the site. The final design outcome was the establishment of one residential dwelling with a smaller building footprint envelop than previously proposed. In conjunction with the development assessment, an overland flow and flood assessment report was sought to demonstrate the works would not adversely impact on flooding of properties surrounding the site. 



Recent RiskSMART Approval - Chermside Street, Grange

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 4th of February, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 27 Chermside Street, Grange. A pre-lodgement meeting was sought regarding not incorporating design elements to comply with performance outcomes of the Traditional Building Character (Design) Overlay Code despite remaining consistent with the surrounding development and locality. This was deemed to be a minor non-compliance and disqualified from RiskSMART procedures. The design was then rectified to ensure a timely assessment via RiskSMART could ensue.  




Planning Institute of Australia Student Academic Prizes 2016

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016

Each year, the Planning Institute of Australia awards prizes to high achieving students based on their achievement in their planning program at The University of Queensland. The Planning Place is pleased to receive news that our Student Town Planner Bridget Schulz has been awarded Greatest Proficiency in Year 2 of BRTP for 2015.



Recent Approval - Steward Street, Hawthorne

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 18th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 31 Steward Street, Hawthorne. The approved removal consisted of an existing bay window, carport and verandah to facilitate new extensions to both the front and rear of the dwelling. As the subject site contained a post-1946 dwelling house, all demolition approved was considered exempt building works. 



Recent Approval - Barnsley Street, West End

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Covered Deck Extensions to a Single Unit of an Existing Multiple Dwelling on the 21st of January, 2016, at 7/16 Barnsley Street, West End. The side and rear setbacks were deemed a key component to consider to maintain appropriate separation and screening from nearby residential buildings. To achieve this, where the acceptable solutions were not used, performance solutions of the Multiple Dwelling Code were satisfied and resulted in a reasonable design outcome. 



Recent Approval - Ferguson Road, Camp Hill

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 13th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Caretaker’s Accommodation at 101 Ferguson Road, Camp Hill. The otherwise self-assessable caretaker’s accommodation required a development application because the site was subject to the Commercial Character building Overlay. The approved design was minimalistic and functional, comprising a single bedroom with an open place dining, lounge and kitchen area. 


Recent Approval - Gladstone Street, Indooroopilly

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 19th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions and Partial Demolition in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 27 Gladstone Street, Indooroopilly. The proposal sought an extension to the western bedroom and the demolition of a small section of the western façade, facing the side boundary, not visible to the street.



Recent Approval - Hoff Street, Mount Gravatt East

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 20th November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Two Dwelling Houses Not-compliant with the Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code at 93 and 95 Hoff Street, Mount Gravatt East. 


Recent Approval - Commercial Road, Newstead

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 24th of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a proposed Shop at 68 Commercial Road, Newstead. Previous development permits were issued to establish the centre activity where the shop was proposed within the Mixed Use (inner City) MU1 Zone. The space has been approved where floor area was not being used and would retain the commercial amenity. 



Recent Approval - Junction Road, Morningside

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Reconfiguring of Lots (2 into 3 Lots) at 118-120 Junction Road, Morningside. The proposal sought that the two existing dwelling houses be retained as a result of the subdivision. The proposed subdivision also created an access easement or access handle over 120 Junction Road. Located within 350 metres walking distance to Morningside District Centre and Morningside Tennis Centre, the development ensures that future residents will be serviced by a high level of amenity. 



Recent Approval - Scott Street, Cannon Hill

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


One the 17th of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Reconfiguring of a Lot (1 into 2 Lots) at 99 Scott Street, Stafford Heights. The dwelling house was retained as a result of the subdivision with the existing carport being demolished. The proposed subdivision complimented the lot pattern in the low residential area of Stafford Heights.


Recent Approval - Didcot Street, Kuraby

Lee Morrison - Thursday, April 21, 2016


On the 27th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Reconfiguring of a Lot (1 into 2 Lots) at 17 Didcot Street, Kuraby. The development was deemed as appropriate as it kept with the area’s pattern of allotment. The example of 11, 13 and 15 Didcot Street, Kuraby (1 into 3 lot subdivision) was used to support the development application within the locality. 



Recent Approval - Bellevue Terrace, Clayfield

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


On the 21st December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for two Dwelling Houses on Small Lots in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 24 and 24a Bellevue Terrace, Clayfield. The proposed dwellings were designed to be consistent with other pre-1946 houses on Bellevue Terrace. The approved developments were also designed not to impact on the amenity and privacy of adjoining residents. 



Recent Approval - Thistle Street, Gordon Park

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


One the 8th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Food & Drink Outlet and Caretaker’s Accommodation at 97 Thistle Street, Gordon Park. The food and drink outlet used breakdown areas of a preparation/staff area and customer area to identify the use of the space. The newly established business also proposed the hours of operation be conditioned to extend beyond the previous hours of operation to gauge busy peak times. Deemed impact assessable, public notification was conducted for fifteen business days as it was isolated from non-residential uses. 


Recent Approval - James Street, New Farm

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


On the 7th of January, 2016, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions on a Small Lot at 119 James Street, New Farm. It was seen that the pre-1946 dwelling had previously undergone substantial unsympathetic extensions resulting in minimal character features. However, it was acknowledged that James Street presents a mixture of commercial and residential uses and not a totally intact traditional residential character street. The approved plans incorporated an additional bedroom and extension to an existing bedroom on the first floor’s existing roof line. The proposal also incorporated a roof deck deemed a partial third storey. The proposed extensions have been designed to match the materials of the existing house which were considered appropriate in this instance. 


Recent Approval - Grant Street, Hendra

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


The Planning Place successfully obtained approval on the 7th of January, 2016, for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 26 Grant Street, Hendra. The proposed plans exhibited character design elements and character building materials consistent with other development on Grant Street. Recent approvals of dominant skillion roofs in the immediate area were included to support the adaption of the character roof style proposed. 



Recent Approval - McConnell Street, Bulimba

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


On the 23rd of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings (15 Units) at 1, 3 & 5 McConnell Street, Bulimba. Formerly vacant land, the proposal sought to introduce a high level of landscaping and residential amenity, whilst maintaining a compatible height and scale to the street with surrounding existing and future development. In addition to the development assessment, a traffic engineer’s assessment was performed and pre-lodgement meeting conducted to minimise major issues relevant to the development proposal.





Recent Approval - Herston Road, Herston

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


On the 23rd of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for House Extensions and Partial Demolition in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 228 Herston Road, Herston. Materials consistent with the existing house and other houses along Herston Road were proposed for the extensions. It was proposed to raise the existing dwelling and construct a new ground level with a partial demolition on the first floor in order to facilitate the new extensions.  


Recent RiskSMART Approval - Grenade Street, Cannon Hill

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 54 Grenade Street, Cannon Hill. The proposed dwelling addressed the traditional building character overlay code by providing character design elements and character building materials consistent with other developments on Grenade Street. These included an entry porch, which is a common theme on the surrounding area and the combination of windows, balcony and entry placement on the upper floor to create breaks in form. Using RISKSMART, the application was fast-tracked and approved quickly.


Recent RiskSMART Approval - Oakmere Street, Nudgee

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 18, 2016


On the 23rd December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for two Dwelling Houses on Small Lots in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 53 & 55 Oakmere Street, Nudgee. The dwelling was proposed to be consistent with other pre-1946 houses on Oakmere Street and pre-lodgement advice was received from the RiskSMART team to confirm the application would be lodged. 




Recent Approval - High Street, Mount Gravatt

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings (5 Units) at 48 High Street, Mount Gravatt, on the 22nd of December, 2015. The approved proposal has a maximum of two storeys and maintains a compatible height and scale to the street and surrounding development. 



Recent Approval - Beatrice Street, Greenslopes

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

On the 22nd December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval to revise the proposal plans detailing the staging of the development at 21 & 21a Beatrice Street, Greenslopes. The approved change resulted in no additional building works, no additional uses and no change to the layout of development, subdivision and unit proposal plans. 



Recent Approval - Jerrard Street, Wandoan

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

On the 9th of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for an existing Accommodation Building at 24 & 26 Jerrard Street, Wandoan. The former owner did not obtain building approval for works associated and correspondence with the Western Downs Regional Council indicated there was no record of building approval issued. The development application sought to reinstate the development permit so a building permit could be obtained for the existing accommodation building. 



Recent Approval - Cutbush Road, Everton Park

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

On the 4th of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Reconfiguring a Lot (access easement) at 29 Cutbush Road, Everton Park. The access easement allowed lot 3 dedicated access to the road network whilst maintaining the existing post-1946 dwelling at the front of the property. 



Recent Approval - Bathurst Street, Red Hill

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

The Planning Place recently obtained an Exempt Development Certificate for House Extensions and Partial Demolition on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 17 Bathurst Street, Red Hill. Approval was given as the integral components of the dwelling house were retained and continued to have an appearance of a pre-1946 house or earlier. 



Recent Approval - Plunkett Street, Paddington

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

On the 19th of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Home Based Business (translation services) at Unit 2/36 Plunkett Street, Paddington. The proposal sought to employ two part time non-residents to work as translators and provide services via the internet. 



Recent Approval - Whitta Street, Red Hill

Lee Morrison - Friday, January 15, 2016

The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 7 Whitta Street, Red Hill, on the 2nd of November, 2015. The development proposed exhibits character design elements and character building materials consistent with other development on Whitta Street. 



SealSMART

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 18, 2015

Clients are praising the achievements made by using SealSMART for their Plan Sealing. Our team at The Planning Place has been engaged in a number of SealSMART projects this year, particularly with regards to subdivisions and units as seen below. Using SealSMART, we have been able to liaise with Council to determine suitable development applications and improve Plan Sealing times. 

2 into 2 Lot Subdivision
Aubigney Street, Annerley
House and 3 units under-construction

1 into 6 Lot Subdivision
Cubberla Street, Fig Tree Pocket
Area under construction

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision
Nudgee Road, Northgate
Area under construction

2 into 2 Lot Subdivision
Moynihan Street, Ascot
Reinstated area adjacent to driveway to comply with conditions




Recent Approval - Park Road, Nundah

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 17, 2015

On the 26th of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Reconfiguration of a Lot (1 into 2 Lots) and New Dwelling House in a Traditional building Character Overlay at 42 Park Road, Nundah. The existing pre-1946 was retained on the large lot and the new dwelling house would be situated to the rear of the property accessible via Olive Street, Nundah. 



Recent Approval - Newstead

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 17, 2015

On the 24th of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a proposed Shop at 68 Commercial Road, Newstead. Previous development permits were issued to establish the centre activity where the shop was proposed within the Mixed Use (inner City) MU1 Zone. The space has been approved where floor area was not being used and would retain the commercial amenity. 



Recent Approval - Hoff Street, Mount Gravatt East

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 17, 2015

On the 20th November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Two Dwelling Houses Not-compliant with the Dwelling House (Small Lot) Code at 93 and 95 Hoff Street, Mount Gravatt East. The application involved final designs that contained performance criteria pertaining to key issues achieved through performance outcomes. 



Recent Approval - Victoria Street, Kelvin Grove

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 17, 2015

On the 20th November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions and Partial Demolition in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 43 Victoria Street, Kelvin Grove. The approved extensions involved the demolition of the existing rear external wall of the 1946 dwelling to allow for a two storey extensions to the North East of the property. The proposed 1 metre setback off the secondary frontage was deemed to complement the existing built form of the area. 



Recent Approval - Maud Street, Sunnybank

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 3rd of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Reconfiguring of a Lot (1 into 2 Lots) at 1 Maud Street, Sunnybank. The existing dwelling house was altered to be lawfully established in relation to the new boundaries. 



Recent Approval - Tristania Drive, Bardon

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions in a Biodiversity Area Overlay at Unit 4/58 Tristania Drive, Bardon on the 2nd of November, 2015. The approved extensions were for an existing deck to include outdoor cooking and dining facilities and the development of a carport. As the proposed building works were located within the development footprint plan, no vegetation clearing was proposed and therefore would not compromise the outcomes for the biodiversity area overlay.  



Recent Approval - Grosvenor Street, Morningside

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 30th of October, 2015, approval was successfully obtained by The Planning Place for House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay on a Small Lot at 126 Grosvenor Street, Morningside. The assessable works involved an extension to the front balcony which is oriented to the street. Similar extensions were demonstrated across the road that do not dominate the streetscape. 



Recent Approval - Mareeba Road, Ashgrove

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 29th of October, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions and Partial Demolition in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 17 Mareeba Road, Ashgrove. The proposal sought a mixture of traditional and modern materials to contribute and enhance the character of the dwelling and surrounding area. 



Recent Approval - Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 27th of October, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval at 67 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove, for a Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay. The approved development incorporated appropriate building form and will not incur impacts on the amenity and privacy of residents in adjoining dwelling houses. 



Recent Approval - Burilda Street, Hendra

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 21st of October, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 31 Burilda Street, Hendra. The approved dwelling exhibited character design elements and character building materials consistent with other development pre-1946 houses on Burilda Street.



Recent Approval - Blackwood Road, Salisbury

Lee Morrison - Friday, December 11, 2015

On the 20th of October, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 17 Blackwood, Salisbury. The approved design exhibited character design elements and character building materials consistent with other pre-1946 houses on Blackwood Road. 



Recent RiskSMART Approval - Bowel Street, Paddington

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 24th of September, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay on a Small Lot at 52A Bowel Street, Paddington. The application used RiskSMART to fastrack the process. 



Recent Approval - Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 24th of September, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a proposed Pharmacy at 20 Cornwall Street, Woolloongabba. Potential impacts related to traffic and existing approval. The relevant reports were sought to ensure the proposed pharmacy would not incur negative impacts to the surrounding areas. 




Recent RiskSMART Approval - Rita Street, Holland Park

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 14th of September, 2015, The Planning Place obtained approval at 35 Rita Street, Holland Park, for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay using RiskSMART to fast track the process. The proposal incorporated appropriate building form and traditional elements, detailing and materials to reflect the traditional building character overlay. 



Recent Approval - Payne Street, Indooroopilly

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 2nd of September, 2015, The Planning Place obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 87 Payne Street, Indooroopilly. A partial performance solution was approved where the front and side façade would comply with the Traditional Building Character (Design) Overlay Code, however, the rear work of the proposed dwelling would be unpainted masonry. Given the rear would not be visible from the street, this was deemed acceptable by Council. 



Recent Approval - Hutton Street, Clayfield

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 1st of September, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for House Extensions on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay at 39 Hutton Street, Clayfield. This extension will use building materials consistent with the existing dwelling houses and other houses on Hutton Street. 



Recent Approval - Dixon Street, Sunnybank

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 17th August, 2015, The Planning Place successfully received approval for proposed House Extensions on a Small Lot at Unit 6 Dixon Place, 15 Dixon Street, Sunnybank. The key planning issues included the boundary setbacks. Several Performance solutions were successfully accepted to allow for the approval. 



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