The Planning Place were able to obtain approval for aMaterial Change of use for Multiple Dwelling (5 townhouses), two DwellingHouses on Small Lots, Building Works for partial demolition of a Pre-1946Dwelling House, and a Reconfiguring a Lot (3 into 3 lot subdivision) at 12, 14 and 16 Marquis Street, Greenslopes. Thedevelopment approval will occur over two stages to allow the developer withimproved finance capacity to progress the development.


As the site is located in an overland flow path, thedevelopment 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, ThePlanning Place successfully justified attaining a site cover of 65.2%(including raised slab and decks). The Planning Place also effectively obtained approval forthe small lot pre-1946 dwellings to be subdivided onto their own freehold lotsadding value to the project, while also successfully achieving a lot size of228m2 under the minimum lot size of 260m2 as prescribedunder the Subdivision Code.


Notably, the client was able to exercise existing land userights and development opportunity under the site’s current Low-Medium DensityResidential Zone before the Council’s anticipated major planning schemeamendment to the City Plan 2014 is brought into place, which seeks to down-zonenumerous properties under the Neighbourhood Local Plan to Character ResidentialZone. What this means is, that following the zone changes, the subsequentoutcome will be reduced development potential due to a reduction in the numberof dwellings that could be established on the subject land size.

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Ian Adams
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