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Channel 7 Dream Home: Approval for Coorparoo Palm Springs Inspired Home

Steffan Harries are thrilled to announce our recent approval for Jonny and Hannah’s Dream Home in Coorparoo! The Coorparoo Dream Home, featured in Home Beautiful, showcases a stunning transformation inspired by Palm Springs vibes. This project was a collaborative effort on Channel 7, with teams bringing their unique visions to life. Highlights include a sophisticated …

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Understanding the QLD Gov Incentivising Infill Development Fund

The Incentivising Infill Development Fund (IIDF) is a significant initiative by the Queensland Government, aimed at boosting housing density and diversity in well-located urban areas. Here’s a concise breakdown of the key aspects of the fund, eligibility criteria, and application process to help developers understand how they can benefit from this funding opportunity. What is …

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Alex takes on the Mayor of Logan City Council

Alex had a great conversation with 4BC radio about the new flood modeling and TLPI provisions in Logan and how it could infact stop you from even doing a small extension to a house. This conversation then sparked a rebuttal from the Logan Mayor (Jon Raven). Enjoy! Listen here.

Understanding the Traditional Building Character Overlay in Brisbane

In the heart of Brisbane’s vibrant urban landscape lies a dedication to preserving the city’s rich architectural heritage, prominently reflected through the Traditional Building Character Overlay. This regulatory framework, established by the Brisbane City Council, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the distinctive historical character of Brisbane’s residential areas. This article delves into the essence …

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Prescribed Accepted Development: Simplifying Your Building Renovations in Brisbane

Renovating a character house in Brisbane presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The city’s rich architectural tapestry, particularly for homes built on or before 1946, is protected under various overlays and regulations to ensure that any modifications uphold the historical integrity of these properties. However, not all changes require navigating the complex web …

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Navigating Development Codes for Brisbane’s Character Homes

Brisbane’s character homes, with their distinctive architecture and historical significance, contribute profoundly to the city’s character. However, owning or developing these properties comes with a unique set of responsibilities, particularly when it comes to compliance with development codes. This article provides a comprehensive overview of navigating the development codes and regulations set forth by the …

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Development Blueprint Series: Town Planner’s Guide to Character Houses

Welcome to Steffan Harries’ guide on Brisbane’s character houses, an iconic element of the city’s architectural heritage. Brisbane boasts a rich history reflected in its character homes, which serve as a testament to the city’s past. But with that, comes a range of things to look out for! This guide is designed to navigate the …

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What if You Want to Demolish a Character house? Strategies for Developing Pre-1946 Properties in Brisbane

In Brisbane, character properties hold significant historical and cultural value, shaping the city’s architectural identity. However, there may come a time when development necessitates considering the demolition of such properties. This delicate process involves navigating a maze of regulatory frameworks to ensure that any action taken respects Brisbane’s heritage while accommodating urban development needs. Here, …

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Navigating Approvals for Character & Heritage Homes in Brisbane

Embarking on the renovation or development of a pre-1947 character or heritage-listed home in Brisbane necessitates a deep understanding of the local council’s regulations. This guide is crafted to streamline the approvals process for owners of pre-1947 buildings, affectionately known as ‘character homes,’ ensuring renovations enhance Brisbane’s architectural legacy while meeting all regulatory standards. Exploring …

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