Steffan Harries

Free Town Planning Tools and Resources

The planning and property development world is a complicated one.

The realm of planning and property development is a multifaceted and intricate domain, encompassing various regulations, processes, and challenges. Understanding and navigating this complex landscape can be overwhelming for individuals and businesses alike.

Download some of our free resources and tools to save you time!

We continuously strive to develop and release an array of helpful resources that cater to your needs. Whether you’re seeking comprehensive guides, insightful articles, practical tips, or interactive tools, our aim is to provide you with a wealth of information to enhance your understanding of planning and property development. Download some of our helpful resources below.

Furthermore, we are always open to suggestions and input from our community. We believe in the power of collaboration and understanding that different individuals have unique requirements and preferences. If you have any suggestions or ideas for a specific tool, cheat-sheet, or resource that you would like to see, we encourage you to reach out to us. Your feedback is invaluable in shaping our offerings and ensuring that we provide content that directly addresses your needs.

Subdivision Guideline

Download our Subdivision Guideline by entering your email below and receive our 14 page explanation of the process of a subdivision (post-DA), the estimated timeframes, an itemised cost breakdown, and key tips and tricks to avoid delays and added costs.
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Building Works in the Traditional Building Character Overlay

Understanding whether you need approval for works to a pre-1947 dwelling house in a Traditional Building Character overlay can be extremely complicated. We’ve put together a simple step by step flowchart for anyone to use to streamline the process. Perfect for building designers, architects, and investors.

Home Based Business

Wanting to operate a bed and breakfast? Or work from your home? Start a hairdressing salon from your garage? You’ll likely be operating a home based business. Download our information sheet that will tell you the general rules throughout South East Queensland.

De-Risk Checklist

Looking to get started in property development? Download our helpful ‘de-risk your property’ checklist which helps navigate the complicated world of town planning issues so you don’t end up buying a lemon!

Automatic COVID extensions flowchart

From 2020 through to 2022, the Minister extended development permit currency periods 3x, once for 12 months, 6 months, and another 6 months. Deciphering these extensions and if they apply to your approval is oddly complicated, so we made a simple flowchart for our members!

Got an idea for a cheat sheet or need some help intepreting one of our existing ones? Let one of our town planners know.

Want to learn more?

Are you a developer, professional or student? Or are you simply looking to supercharge your resume and be able to assess your own sites? The Urban & Regional Planning Education Centre provides world class courses with a focus on up-skilling people in the town planning and property development sector.

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Looking at purchasing a property? Unlock insights about your property’s potential!

For $800 you’ll get the following:

✅A comprehensive review of critical planning aspects
✅A written report
✅Overview of the development potential (if any)
✅High-level feedback from a planning Director

Expect your tailored advice within just 2 business days. Click here to view a sample report.