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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 complexities of owning and renovating a Character Home. Here are some quick access links to help!

Series Content

Securing Approvals for Character and Heritage Homes in Brisbane

Learn the basics of obtaining necessary approvals to ensure your project respects Brisbane’s architectural legacy. Read More

Exploring Brisbane’s Traditional Building Character Overlay

Discover the objectives and implications of the Traditional Building Character Overlay, critical for preserving the city’s charm. Read More

Prescribed Accepted Development: Streamlining Building Renovations in Brisbane

Find out how Prescribed Accepted Development (PAD) can simplify renovations for Brisbane’s character homes while aligning with heritage goals. Read More

Navigating Development Codes for Brisbane’s Character Homes

Get a detailed overview of the development codes affecting Brisbane’s character homes and how to navigate them. Read More

Demolishing a Character House? Strategies for Pre-1946 Properties in Brisbane

Explore strategies for managing heritage preservation with urban development when considering the demolition of character properties. Read More


Renovating or developing a character home in Brisbane contributes to the city’s historical narrative. Armed with our guide, navigate the process with confidence. For further assistance or to start your project, contact us.

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