How Does Zoning Affect Land Use?

How Does Zoning Affect Land Use?

Land use plans and zoning are often assumed to be the same thing. However, they are distinct elements that serve different purposes for the planning and development of cities. Land use, as the name suggests, is associated with planning, control, and rights of...

Zoning in Town Planning

Zoning in Town Planning

Throughout the world, government officials, town planning consultants, business owners, investors and residents all have a motivated interest in ensuring a city or community remains a place where people want to live, work, visit and spend money. Zoning regulations,...

Existing use rights – What are they and why they’re important

Existing use rights – What are they and why they’re important

Planning schemes change over the course of their life and over time a planning scheme can look completely different to the way it started. This is why you might see land that was once identified in a planning scheme as for rural development now instead is zoned for...

Town Planner: Service Types and Charges

Town Planner: Service Types and Charges

For any development to seamlessly navigate council laws, a Town Planner’s expertise is crucial. Town Planners understand the ins and outs of council regulations, processes and costs. This invaluable knowledge will inevitably save you on time and money throughout the...

Demolishing a Pre-1947 House – Substantially Altered

Demolishing a Pre-1947 House – Substantially Altered

Can I demolish my pre-1947 house in Brisbane? We recently obtained approval for the removal or demolition of a building that was constructed prior to 1947.  This then prompted us to answer some of those common questions we receive including whether or not their house...

What happens if Council refuses your application?

What happens if Council refuses your application?

What if Council refuses your development application? While we hear a lot about planning approvals, if you do find yourself in a situation where the Council has refused a development application you, as the applicant, are provided with the opportunity to appeal...

What Is A Town Planning Consultant And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Town Planning Consultant And Why Do You Need One?

As cities and towns continue to grow in terms of size and population, there is increasing demand for professionals that are able to manage these changes. Professionals such as engineers, architects, building surveyors, economists, developers, politicians, scientists,...

Flooding & Moreton Bay Regional Council

Flooding & Moreton Bay Regional Council

When looking to build or extend your home in Moreton Bay, if you are in the flood overlay you may be required to construct the building out of water resilient materials. In that instance you may find yourself asking - what exactly is a water resilient material? What...

INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES

INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES

There are many common questions surrounding infrastructure charges. This article will briefly summarise what are infrastructure charges, when do infrastructure charges apply, and when do infrastructure charges need to be paid.