A respected multi-disciplinary planning and development consultancy firm has opened a Dalby office on the strength of compelling opportunities in the region. Business leaders including the President, Dalby Chamber of Commerce and CEO, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprises have welcomed the move. READ MORE
In this, the last of our Infill Development series, Kari Stephens reports on the challenges of locating infrastructure when the records are incomplete
or inaccurate. In previous articles she has written about fighting for density on a small block and overcoming the challenges of neighbours.
For the first time since 2011, infrastructure charges are on the rise. The increase is expected to be in place “in the next few weeks” – although a definite start date has not yet been provided. But the take home message is - if you have infrastructure charges payable, consider paying them soon and avoid the increased fees. READ MORE
A contour and detail survey will result in a site plan which shows all relevant site information, typically site levels, the location of features, urban services and infrastructure, existing trees, existing buildings, structures and retaining walls, and frontage works (such as footpaths, overhead power, kerb and channel). The earlier in the process the survey is undertaken, the earlier development constraints can be identified. Constraints should be identified in the early stages of the design process, prior to committing significant resources to the project. The detail survey should ideally be undertaken prior to preparation of proposal plans. READ MORE