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GCCC Superseded Planning Scheme DEADLINE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Superseded Planning Scheme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Act 2009 provides the opportunity for requests to be made for development applications to be assessed against a Superseded Planning Scheme.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Contact us today to discuss your development rights under the current City Plan or an assessment against the superseded Planning Scheme.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. 



Recent Approval - Dillon Road, The Gap

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 7th of August, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Dwelling House Extensions in a Biodiversity Areas overlay at 104 Dillon Road, The Gap. The proposal sought improvement through proposed renovation built-in underneath the existing dwelling for bedrooms, kitchen, living area and laundry. Hydrologists and fire engineers reports were also sought to achieve a successfully accepted development.  



Recent Approval - Douglas Street, Greenslopes

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 29th July, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay. 




Recent Approval - Birubi Street, Coorparoo

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 22nd July, 2015, The planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Warehouse Extension at 12 Birubi Street, Coorparoo. This approval required the assessment of the building work due to the Flood Overlay present. 



Recent Approval - Norman Terrace, Enoggera

Lee Morrison - Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the 10th July, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for a Dwelling House on a Small Lot in a Traditional Building Character Overlay. This development incorporated the appropriate building form and traditional elements such as a sheet metal roof and a street facing deck to reflect the traditional building character overlay. 



Recent Unit Approvals

Lee Morrison - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

21 Chatsworth Road, Greenslopes

On the 4th of December, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings (8 Units) at 21 Chatsworth Road, Greenslopes. This development incorporated the raising and constructing underneath of the existing dwelling to create one (1) unit, as well as establishing seven (7) new units to the rear. The Planning Place obtained approval for the development with additional yield in the form of a third storey. Several Performance Solutions were also successfully accepted including the two (2) built to boundary walls and the proposed size of communal open space areas. As seen in the photographs below, construction is now underway.  

  



51 Real Street, Annerley

On the 4th of November, 2015, The Planning Place successfully obtained approval for Multiple Dwellings (6 Units) at 51 Real Street, Annerley. This development incorporated the raising and constructing underneath of the existing dwelling to create two (1) unit, as well as establishing five (5) new units to the rear. The Planning Place obtained approval for the development with additional yield in the form of a third storey. Several Performance Solutions were also successfully accepted including the partial demolition of the existing house as well as front and side boundary setbacks of the new units. As seen in the photographs below, construction is now underway.  







Ministers Town Planning Awards 2015

Lee Morrison - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

On the 26th of May, our Graduate Town Planner Kelly Pickering was awarded the Runner Up prize of the Minister’s Town Planning Award 2015, presented by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning. Kelly received the award for her final year university thesis undertaken in 2014, which focused on employment decentralisation and potential transport impacts in Brisbane. 



Client Testimonial

Lee Morrison - Thursday, June 04, 2015

We engaged The Planning Place for a 1 into 6 Lot Subdivision in Fig Tree Pocket. It was a process that involved a lot of paperwork, discussions and dealing with Brisbane City Council, and dealings with many contractors - surveyor, arborist, civil engineer, structural engineer, civil and drainage contractors, erosion and sediment control officers, electrician and landscapers. This is something The Planning Place took on and managed effectively and efficiently, all with a very appropriate professional manner. Ian runs a great team and we have already engaged them for our next project! Highly recommend :) 

- Bianca Brown, Allegra Development Pty Ltd. 



Logan City Council Recent Development Approvals

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Planning Place specialises in the provision of quality Town Planning consultancy services within multiple local Government areas in Queensland, one of which is the Logan City Council area. Logan City Council has recently received notice that the State Government has signed off on the new Planning Scheme, which is expected to come into effect next week.

Below is an example of some Town Planning approvals obtained of recent times by The Planning Place within the Logan City Council area. Each of the following approvals sought Performance Solutions against the current Logan Planning Scheme 2006, and were successfully justified by The Planning Place.

 

Site Address

 

Proposal

 

Issues Overcome

33 Ellen Street, Logan Central

1 into 3 Lot Subdivision, Dual Occupancy and Multi-Unit Development (4 Units)


The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a 1 into 3 Lot Subdivision, Dual Occupancy and Multi-Unit Development at 33 Ellen Street, Logan Central. The proposed development was to result in a site density of 1 dwelling per 289sqm of site area, which exceeded the density specified in Schedule 3 of the Planning Scheme being 1 dwelling per 450sqm of site area. Furthermore, the proposed subdivision proposed lots smaller than the minimum allowed size of 450sqm. The Planning Place successfully justified these minor non-compliances by illustrating that the subject site is in a prime location and has the opportunity to provide a mix of affordable housing options to service the local community. It was also put forth that the proposed development did not adversely impact the existing amenity and character of the area, and successfully integrates into the streetscape and surrounding residential area. The proposed development also proposed a carparking rate lower than the allowed amount. This was also successfully justified by the fact that the subject site is located within close proximity to shopping centres and within walking distance of busway stations. Council approved the proposed development on March 3rd, 2015. 


3 Barbaralla Drive, Springwood

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision on land situated at 3 Barbaralla Drive, Springwood.  While the proposed lot sizes were compliant with Council’s requirements, the proposed frontage widths were less than the minimum width of 15m. The Planning Place successfully justified for this relaxation as the proposed lots could still accommodate adequate design and siting of future buildings on the land. Council approved the proposed subdivision on September 22nd, 2014. The Planning Place is now currently providing Project Management and Compliance Assessment services for the plan sealing in the creation of the newly approved lots.

49 Blue Gum Drive, Marsden

1 into 3 Lot Subdivision

The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a 1 into 3 Lot Subdivision on land situated at 49 Blue Gum Drive, Marsden. Performance Solutions were sought for the proposed lot frontage widths and proposed lot sizes as each were slightly less than the preferred minimum outlined by Council’s Reconfiguring a Lot Standards. The Planning Place justified this minor non-compliance as the lots created would be able to adequately accommodate any future house consistent in scale, form and intensity with the surrounding neighbourhood. Council approved the proposed subdivision on February 19th, 2015.

1 Endeavour Parade, Eagleby

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision on land situated at 1 Endeavour Parade, Eagleby. The proposal involved the creation of lots smaller than the allowed 600sqm minimum lot size, at 475sqm and 563sqm. The Planning Place successfully justified this relaxation, based on the fact that the existing dwelling on proposed Lot 1 could meet the requirements of the Queensland Development Code (QDC) and the vacant proposed Lot 2 was of a size more than sufficient to comfortable site a new house. Council approved the proposed subdivision on July 22nd, 2014.

25 Somerset Street, Rochedale South

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a 1 into 2 Lot Subdivision on land situated at 25 Somerset Street, Rochedale South. The subject site was located within a Priority Koala Assessable Development Area. The proposed development therefore needed to address the relevant sections of the South East Queensland Koala Conservation State Planning Regulatory Provisions (SPRP). In conjunction with Litoria Consulting, The Planning Place successfully justified that the proposed development can be supported by Council as it complied with the relevant assessment requirements as part of the SPRP and avoided impact on koala habitat and koala conservation. Council approved the proposed subdivision on March 25th, 2014.  

153-171 New Beith Road, Greenbank

Secondary Dwelling

The Planning Place recently obtained approval for a Secondary Dwelling on land situated at 153-171 New Beith Road, Greenbank. A Performance Solution was sought for the proposed development as the secondary dwelling was to exceed the allowable gross floor area of 100sqm be located more than 20m from the existing dwelling on the site. The Planning Place successfully justified that the secondary dwelling was to appear to be an ancillary building to the existing dwelling, and it would be difficult to sight both buildings at the same time given the limited public view lines into the site. Council approved the proposed secondary dwelling on December 9th, 2013.



New 2014 Brisbane City Plan

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

If you believe you have lost land use rights due to the 2014 Brisbane City Plan, time is running out to have a development application lodged under the Superseded 2000 Brisbane City Plan.

We offer a complimentary review of your site and possible development potential under both Planning Schemes. We provide an opinion of your best option and if you need to make a request for consideration of assessment under the Superseded Planning Scheme.

You must act now if this applies to you as you only have 9 weeks left before you lose potential compensation due to the fact your land use rights have been effected by the 2014 Brisbane City Plan. Contact The Planning Place and talk to one of our planners on (07) 3257 7833, or via mail@theplanningplace.com.au



Recent Testimonials

Lee Morrison - Monday, April 20, 2015
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Recent Town Planning Approvals

Admin SOS Development - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Below is an update list of Town Planning Approvals obtained by the Planning Place in 2014/2015 within Brisbane and greater South East Queensland. 

 

Date

Council Reference

 

PD Online Link

Site Address

Council

Proposed Development

16.03.15

A004075923

Council Link

 

85 North Road, Wynnum West

BCC

Extensions to an Educational Establishment

 

12.03.15

A004072351

Council Link

 

11 Hazelmere Parade, Sherwood

BCC

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

11.03.15

A004075033

Council Link

 

27 Gold Street, Banyo

BCC

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

05.03.15

A003983178

Council Link

 

56 Dickenson Street, Carina

BCC

Multiple Dwellings

03.03.15

A004064950

Council Link

 

16 Kellett Road, Salisbury

BCC

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

 

03.03.15

COM/36/2014

Council Link

 

33 Ellen Street, Logan Central

LCC

1 into 3 Lot Subdivision, Dual Occupancy and Multi-Unit Development

 

27.02.15

A004071642

Council Link

 

158 Heal Street, New Farm

BCC

Change to a Development Approval

 

26.02.15

A004021959

Council Link

 

106 Warrender Street, Darra

BCC

2 into 3 Lot Subdivision

25.02.15

A003929503

Council Link

 

17 Kimruska Place, The Gap

BCC

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

 

25.02.15

A004064118

Council Link

 

291 Grassdale Road, Gumdale

BCC

Change to a Development Approval

 

24.02.15

A004056572

Council Link

 

33 Hipwood Avenue, Coorparoo

BCC

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

 

23.02.15

A003975201

Council Link

 

35 Wayland Street, Stafford

BCC

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

 

20.02.15

A003909313

Council Link

 

21 & 21a Beatrice Street, Greenslopes

BCC

2 into 2 Lot Subdivision, Multiple Dwellings and Single Unit Dwelling

 

19.02.15

A003906189

Council Link

 

128 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Oxley

BCC

1 into 3 Lot Subdivision

 

19.02.15

A004040649

Council Link

 

76 Greens Road, Coorparoo

BCC

Demolition of a pre-1946 Dwelling in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

19.02.15

BWP002701

Council Link

 

72-82 Henderson Road, Sheldon

RCC

Domestic Outbuilding in an Environment Protection Area

 

17.02.15

RL/98/2014

Council Link

 

49 Blue-Gum Drive, Marsden

LCC

1 into 3 Lot Subdivision

16.02.15

A004057692

Council Link

 

131 Waverley Road, Taringa

BCC

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

 

16.02.15

A004042233

Council Link

 

11 Skyview Avenue, Rochedale

BCC

3 into 2 Lot Subdivision

 

13.02.15

A004056093

Council Link

 

117 Lang Street, Sunnybank Hills

BCC

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

 

03.02.15

A004025354

Council Link

 

8 Tiny Street, Greenslopes

BCC

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

 

24.01.15

A004019811

Council Link

 

47 Pascoe Street, Mitchelton

BCC

Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

23.01.15

A004003855

Council Link

 

210 Sugars Road, Anstead

BCC

Dwelling House in a Rural Residential Zone

 

08.01.15

A004031146

Council Link

 

15 & 17 Shakespeare Street, Bulimba

BCC

Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

30.12.14

A003992470

Council Link

 

55 Belmore Street, Northgate

BCC

2 into 2 Lot Subdivision

 

23.12.14

MCU-5956/2014

 

Council Link

 

5 Parkwood Avenue, Camira

ICC

Dual Occupancy

 

22.12.14

A003909472

Council Link

 

635 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

 

BCC

Short Term Accommodation

 

22.12.14

A004024222

Council Link

 

5 Fairview Street, Fairfield

 

BCC

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

21.01.15

A004041598

Council Link

 

28 Vincent Street, Auchenflower

BCC

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

 

18.12.14

A004017952

Council Link

 

9 Isles Road, Indooroopilly

BCC

Dwelling House Extensions in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

10.12.14

A004015611

Council Link

 

28 Windsor Street, Hamilton

BCC

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

 

09.12.14

A004015363

Council Link

 

61 Harris Street, Hawthorne

BCC

Dwelling House in a Traditional Building Character Overlay

 

05.12.14

A003906214

Council Link

 

20 Hansen Street, Moorooka

 

BCC

Multiple Dwellings

04.12.14

A003905074

Council Link

 

21 Chatsworth Road, Greenslopes

 

BCC

Multiple Dwellings

02.12.14

RL/94/2014

Council Link

 

12-14 Green Way, Rochedale South

 

LCC

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision

01.12.14

A003982332

Council Link

 

30 Carroll Crescent, Grange

 

BCC

1 into 2 Lot Subdivision




Town Planning: Most Family-Friendly Cities in Australia in 2013

Lee Morrison - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Earlier this year, a list of the most family-friendly cities in Australia was released and it showed 30 cities competing for the top spot.


After following a certain criteria, the city of Launceton came out on top, beating other cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The survey was conducted by the Suncorp Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in Australia.


The survey was done to find out which city is the best when it comes to raising a family. The results were tabulated after collecting all the raw scores from different participants.


Following Launceton at rank 2 is Canberra and rounding up the top 3 is Toowoomba. Perth tied with Adelaide in rank 5, Melbourne at rank 14, Newcastle at 18, Sydney at 23, followed by Brisbane at 24. Concluding the list is Coffs Harbour which ended up at 30.


It followed ten major criteria which includes the following:


-Unemployment Levels

-Crime Rates

-Broadband or Internet access at home

-Access to health care

-Education

-Child care

-Volunteer work/Community service

-Housing Rates

-Income Level


The noticeable factor that the survey holds is the fact that these criteria are generally attributed to a good town planning and development, which was reflected in the results.


Analysing the Results


Most regional cities did better than more populated and urbanized cities. Among the biggest cities in the country, the highest one, Melbourne, is outside the top 10, while the two others, Sydney and Brisbane, is out of the top 20. However, if we based it on the states, Queensland is the most friendliest with 6 cities entering the top 20.


The study also showed some interesting information such as Adelaide having the lowest crime rate; Brunie as the healthiest city and Canberra being the city with the most access to child care.


It is also worthy to note that a further look on the study reveals that Sydney could have ranked higher if it didn’t lack on child care access and if the housing prices  aren’t too high.


The results show that modernisation is not always the key factor in building a good community for your family. Simply giving the people access to the basic needs within their area, whether it’s one of the provincial subdivisions in Brisbane or an industrialized city in Darwin, can make a huge difference in sustaining a friendly living environment that your family can enjoy.


Hiring professional town planning services such as The Planning Place can help you build a community that can boast of being family-friendly.


Qualities of a Good Town Planner

Lee Morrison - Friday, July 05, 2013

Brisbane is one of the most developed cities in Australia. Through proper town planning and proper allocation of funds and budgets, the city is now a wonderful place to stay in. It is conducive to both residential and commercial purposes as many locals reside in the area and tourists flock the city all year round to experience the wonders of Australia and the city itself.


In fact, Brisbane was third among the 20 most sustainable cities in the country. The Australian Conservation Foundation measured the country’s largest cities in terms sustainability by analyzing different factors including environmental performance, quality of life, and resilience. Two major advantages that Brisbane has are the residents' frugal water use and the city’s large number of Green-Star-certified building projects.


These cannot be done without the help of experts who have built a good foundation of design and development planning. These experts have planned this out carefully to build a community that will stand the test of time and have a universal appeal. It is what makes the city of Brisbane a delightful habitat.


A Town Designed Only by the Best


As the city continues to maintain and aim for greatness, they also continue to get the best resources possible and that includes hiring the right people to work with. Plenty of educational institutions provide courses in the field of town planning but not all of them are guaranteed to be hired in top notch companies. Certain personal skills are required and can be developed and here are some of them:


Resourcefulness

 

In order to create a development plan, one must need to know where to get good and reliable deals on resources such as suppliers and equipment.


Promptness

 

Meeting deadlines and attending appointments on time are very important. When clients hire your services, they expect the best service from you and giving them further delays can put a bad impression on you and drop your service altogether.


Skillfulness

This is where the application of what you learned in school comes in. Being knowledgeable in the ins and outs of the industry has a huge advantage. A good town planner does not only know how to design but how to adjust to the needs of the client and any problems that may occur.


These are three major qualities that our team of town planners from Brisbane possess which has allowed us to gain RiskSmart accreditation providing an edge over other firms. Contact us now and let us help you build your own development projects and be guided with our well-trained experts.



The Role of Town Planners in Brisbane

Lee Morrison - Monday, June 24, 2013

Brisbane is undoubtedly one of the most developed cities in Australia when it comes to infrastructures and town development. As the capital city of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia with more than 2 million inhabitants, Brisbane is considered as one of the most well-known cities in the country that attracts thousands of tourists as well as Australian locals looking for a place to reside in.


Planning the Town’s Future


Brisbane has multiple residential and commercial establishments that provides shelter to the local residents as well as visitors. And this is achieved through proper town planning and preparations.


The Brisbane river is one of the main attractions in the city that displays how the local government is able to utilize the environment and keep it a part of the modern landscape of the city. It is an example of how the city is able to maintain their natural habitat without stalling their efforts in the modernisation of the city.


The economy of the city continues to progress as time passes by and a lot of credit goes to the town planners and developers who have undergone training from the best schools and agencies all over Australia. With their knowledge, they have helped in creating the perfect environment that takes into consideration all the needs of the city to build a functional and aesthetically appealing community through proper planning and maintenance.


How to be a Town Planner


A career in town planning is not a simple task. It involves complex duties and one needs to be flexible and capable of multitasking and getting development approvals in Brisbane. If you want to be one of the finest town planners in Brisbane, there are certain requirements that you have to fulfill.


Apart from a background in architecture and knowing the basic foundation, town planners must have general knowledge with geography, urban planning and other disciplines. A planner needs to be aware of the needs of the people within a residential, commercial or industrial community.


If you are serious in taking up this career, get your resources. Enroll and finish your education in schools that offers related courses. There are a lot of schools in Australia that offers good programs that you can take up. It is a huge advantage when it comes to finding a job as most, if not all, companies prefer individuals who have finished tertiary education when hiring.


Brisbane City Council & Risksmart Consultants


Once you are a full-time planner that has completed your license and other requirements, you are now equipped to do the actual tasks of a town planner and be a consultant. Town Planning includes various tasks such as development application in Brisbane as well as acquiring other permits and documents from the city council. This is a tedious task to work independently which is why you need to find the right partner to work with you. Several agencies have RiskSMART accreditations which allows them to acquire permits faster and adds to their advantage over other consultants..


A RiskSMART accreditation is a special privilege given to certain town planners and firms that gives them a higher chance of getting their projects approved. These accredited planners are equipped with skills to produce quality designs for their clients. They also have discounts on application fees.


Having credible and RiskSMART-accredited town planners like The Planning Place to work on development projects makes it convenient for the people in Brisbane to have a growing community and an increasing economic stability.


The Planning Place understands their role in the industry and they are equipped to serve you with the best quality of service when it comes to town planning developments in Brisbane.


Identifying Different Development Categories

Lee Morrison - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Planning Place assist you with your development projects Queensland wide. The Planning Place has a good working relationship with the authorities and councils Queensland wide. They are RiskSmart accredited which enables the fast tracking of approvals and different permits necessary for developmental projects. Our previous and existing projects are good examples of our track record.

The Planning Place has a variety of skilled and competent individuals that can handle your projects personally, which is our edge over our competitors. We guarantee our clients strict monitoring of their projects and keep them updated throughout the application process.

The Planning Place is capable and experienced in working on a wide range of development projects and can assist you no matter how small or large the scope of your project may be.

 

 

To know whether we can assist you with your potential development, below is a list of projects that we specialise in. If your project falls under any of the categories below, our team can help you with all development applications within Brisbane.

 

Houses and extensions in a Demolition Control Precinct

These are defined as parts of the city that have pre-1946 housing that is characterised by distinctive architectural styles. These can be non-residential buildings but have a connection to the local communities due to its themes and traditional patterns that is found throughout these precincts.The Planning Place can assist you with any House or House Extension within a Demolition Control Precinct development application within Brisbane.

 

Subdivisions

The Planning Place can handle developments for any sized subdivision. We can assist you with development applications for subdivisions including residential, commercial or industrial land uses.The Planning Place can assist you with any subdivision development application within Brisbane.

 

Multi-unit dwelling

These are properties that contain multiple dwellings on a single property title. Such examples can include apartments, boarding houses, town houses, duplexes, hostels and nursing homes. The Planning Place can assist you with any Multi-unit dwelling development application within Brisbane.

 

Industry area

Aside from residential projects, we can handle any form of industrial development application within Brisbane. We can assist in approval for hazardous substances and other environmentally relevant activities that may correspond with your proposed use.

 

Small extensions in a shopping centre

The Planning Place can work with commercial or retail outlets and centres with their expansion plans. We can also assist with small retailers looking to commence an internal fitout that my trigger development assessment.

 

Single Unit Dwelling

The Planning Place can assist with any sized single unit dwelling application within Brisbane. Single Unit Dwellings can add significant value to potential developments as the different titling can be viewed differently by future purchasers.

 

Contact us today and get started with your project!



Importance of Town Planning for Sustainable Development

Lee Morrison - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Early this year, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk introduced Brisbane's Draft new City Plan.

According to Brisbane City Council, it guides how land in Brisbane can be used and developed. It’s also a design that helps them plan for infrastructure to support growth and create a more diversified economy while continuing to protect the city’s enviable way of life.  


Now, let’s review the importance of sustainable urban planning and how we can benefit from it today and in the future.


Town Planning and Sustainability


Just like in any flow of nature, everything has a purpose and function. In building or maintaining a whole town, it is a must that everything follows a specific plan that will ensure the safety and smooth flow of life within a community not only for subdivisions in Brisbane but also for the other community that aims to have accessible and peaceful environment.


It starts with the planning and designing of the whole town structure even before performing any construction on a given land.


It involves the proper allocation of houses, plotting of roads, the installation of electrical and phone lines among many other things that are constant variables in an active community.


Elements of Sustainable Town Planning


Town planning is a strenuous tasks that takes a whole effort to materialize. Acquiring a group of skilled town planners is very essential in this kind of project.


You need to compose a whole team that has experience, especially with geography and logistics.


Certain factors needs to be addressed such as demographics and amount of the population that is expected to reside in the town as well as the availability of lands. Its accessibility to people and to their everyday needs such as a grocery, church, schools and even hospitals can play a big factor in creating this kind of project.


We all want to have convenient access to our necessities such as food, clean water, electricity and even to leisure or entertainment centres which are major concerns when it comes to town planning. Planning an entire town involves crucial selection and the establishment of a complete setting that is available for people and even their pets to live in and build a healthy community.


It also requires preparations to handle site expansion in case the need for a bigger town arises and also preparation for disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building housing and commercial establishments with strong materials and putting sufficient draining pipes are some of the ways to prevent major damages from natural disasters.


A well-coordinated plan can ensure the smooth flow of a project that will last for a long time.


Getting the best town planners in Brisbane


Here in The Planning Place, we value the importance of town planning and development. We hire individuals who are capable of getting the job done on time and in perfect condition.


Led by Ian Adams, our principal planner with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, our team of town planners in Brisbane has helped us finish multiple development projects such as subdivisions in Brisbane and other residential and industrial projects in the area. Our brand of quality service has earned us the trust of our clients. Call us today!



Providing you a better service with RiskSMART

Lee Morrison - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Are you living in your dream house or is it still a dream up to now?

Let The Planning Place help you start to build one of your own. We know how long you have probably been saving money to live in the house of your dreams and we are here to help you achieve it.


We know you have a lot of options but what makes us a better choice is our quality of service and on top of that, we are RiskSMART accredited.


It is a huge advantage that allows us to work efficiently and provide you with service in the highest quality and convenience for both parties.


Having an accreditation not only speaks volumes about our credibility but also increases our capability to do all our required tasks faster. It has allowed us to work on multiple different projects and offer various kinds of services for the development of commercial, industrial or even residential properties in small lot subdivisions.


When you engage our services, we can start working with you right from the moment you design your project.  Once a design is already decided on, we can start working on strategies and plans of execution and also the applications for all sorts of permits and documents.  With our connections in Queensland, and through the help of RiskSMART, our processing time is faster so your project can flow smoothly.


You are guaranteed to have quality service at the ease of your own convenience. The Planning Place is devoted to help you in every step of the way.




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