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DA [Development Approval] vs BA [Building Approval]

What is the difference between a DA and a BA? DA stands for Development Approval and BA stands for Building Approval. Just to confuse things we interchangeably also use DA to say Development Assessment or Development Application. Other key phrases…

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.…

How to Avoid a Town Planning Application – Brisbane Houses

If you are designing a house or house extension within the Brisbane City Council local government area and have a site which is below 450m2 and/or is located in the traditional building character overlay you may not require a town…