Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City Councils are looking to increase parking rates for two-bedroom and three-bedroom units. While these increases relate to
‘resident’ parking, rather than ‘visitor’ parking, and for Brisbane it only applies in ‘suburban areas’, should this decision come to fruition it will
be evidence of a short-sighted reaction that will have failed to consider our not-so-distant future trends and needs.
With the end of the financial year just around the corner, be ready for increased application fees, referral fees and infrastructure charges. READ MORE
Amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme clarifying the definition of ‘ground level’ in flood affected areas have commenced. There is now a ‘flood hazard allowance’ when determining the height of a building located within a flooding and inundation area. READ MORE
As the baby boomers move increasingly into the ‘aged’ sector, the demand for more flexible retirement accommodation and care choices has never been greater. Many planning scheme provisions can make it hard to establish these facilities in the right places. READ MORE
After 45 years in the development industry, Gary Dillon will retire at the end of June. His work has taken him around Australia and the world at a time
when urban areas were experiencing unprecedented growth in population, development and legislation.