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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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Ipswich Plan 2024 Update – Does this impact your property or development? Don’t get caught out!

As expert town planners committed to keeping our valued clients ahead of the curve, we’re here to bring your attention to the pivotal developments in the Ipswich Plan 2024. The Ipswich City Council is finalising a comprehensive new planning scheme designed to steer the future growth and development of our vibrant city. This scheme represents …

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Conclusion: Navigating Subdivisions with Steffan Harries

As we wrap up our Development Blueprint Series on Subdivisions, we hope that you’ve gained valuable insights and a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in land subdivision and development in Brisbane and surrounding regions. Throughout this series, we’ve explored a variety of crucial topics: The Importance of Project Coordination in Subdivision DevelopmentsDive deep into …

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Subdivisions – Other Consultants You Might Need

For a successful property subdivision project, various experts and professionals may need to be hired to ensure compliance with local regulations, effective planning, and smooth execution. Here’s a list of such experts: These experts collaborate to navigate the complexities of subdivision projects, from initial concept and design through to construction and final sale. Their combined …

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Award winning planners!

We are very happy to announce that Steffan Harries recent graduate planner, Christianna, has received an award of excellence for her student project for the Albion Revitalisation Project (Strategic plan for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics site at Albion). Developed as part of completing her studies at QUT, the Albion Revitalisation Project stands as a remarkable …

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