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Locating an Indoor Sport + Recreation Use in Brisbane

Indoor sport and recreation covers a number of business types and is formally defined in the City Plan as “the use of premises for a leisure, sport or recreation activity conducted wholly or mainly indoors”. Examples include an amusement parlour,…

Brisbane Townhouse Car Parking (Rates) Requirements

Brisbane City Council has 3 different car parking rates for townhouses and apartments pending the location of the site as follows: Is your project in the 'City Core'? Is your project in the 'City Frame' Is your project NOT in…

Brisbane traditional character housing guide review

If you are working with traditional Queenslander home, you need to read this. Brisbane City Council have just released the Traditional Housing: Alterations and Extensions Design Guide. The guide promotes the retention of traditional character being pre-1947 houses and offers…

Brisbane Carports and Garages

Does your carport or garage trigger a development application [DA] requiring town planning assessment by Brisbane City Council?   Step 1 As a private town planner, the first issue I resolve is to determine what your structure is defined as.…

Where Can You Build a Dual Occupancy in Brisbane?

There are a few zones where you can propose a dual occupancy in Brisbane and the application will be limited to code assessment, meaning no public notification and no third party appeal rights: Character Infill Zone (CR2) a. Any pre-1947…