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Urban Planners Queensland

Tips and Tricks Surviving the Brisbane City Council Elections

The Brisbane City Council elections are set for March 2020

Anyone who is currently involved in the DA process in Brisbane is likely feeling a little frustrated by the internal policy changes and slow assessment periods.

This is totally normal and happens every election!

My top 3 tips to survive this period:

– Be patient and allow for more negotiation and issues with Council at this time.

– Council are pushing for a design led city. So if you are proposing a non-compliant or semi-compliant proposal make sure you are leading the way with good design.

-Precedence is probably the worst argument to use at this time. Again, precedence is only a strong argument when legislation and policy have not recently been changed, in addition to the precedence being directly adjoining or nearby the development site.