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5 reasons why a Town Planner should be your best friend

1. Upfront Appraisal All too often people spend time and money purchasing a property and having designs drawn, only to find out their project is in conflict with their Council’s legislation. Many properties can also have ecological protection or limitations…

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UPQ Fact Sheet – Subdivision in South East Queensland

UPQ Fact Sheet – Subdivision in South East Queensland Below we have provided tables for major South East Queensland Council’s minimum lot sizes. Please speak with us prior to purchasing property or if your proposal does not meet the below…

How do I know if I need to submit an application?

If you are familiar with using your local Council’s planning scheme you can use the ‘level of assessment table’ within that document to determine whether you require an application for your proposed development. This will involve checking for any triggers…

How to find development opportunities

People often ask me, where is the new area for development? These are areas where prices are relatively affordable but earmarked by government for increased development. There are a number of ways that planners can identify new areas and opportunities: Neighbourhood Plans New Planning Schemes Council Incentives…

Can you guarantee development approval

The most common question asked by my clients is "what are my chances of development approval?". The answer is more complicated than 'you are guaranteed approval' or 'never going to happen' due to the nature of Council's assessment processes. As…

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