Guest Blog

6. Great Parks make Good Financial Investments

6. Great Parks make Good Financial Investments

In this Guest Blog, David Hatherly of Vee Design suggests the importance of well designed public open space should no longer be seen as ‘nice to have’ in our cities, but rather should now be seen as providing sound economic value and return for our cities. So isn’t it time we widen our economic ROI perspective to put parks, open space and public urban plazas as high up the list of essential public infrastructure as sewer networks, waste services and water supply systems.

5. The Role of Traffic Engineers/Transport Planners in the DA Process.

5. The Role of Traffic Engineers/Transport Planners in the DA Process.

Within this blog, Damien Bitzios from Bitzios Consulting describes the key roles and functions of a traffic engineer within the development application process and how ‘upfront’ design advice is the most important contribution to achieving project success.  He also delves into why Brisbane and similar Australian cities have traffic congestion and why it is not going to go away.

4. Flood Assessment for Property Development

4. Flood Assessment for Property Development

Since the early 2000’s, overland flow has become an increasingly important constraint which has affected large scale developers, Mum and Dad investor/renovators, engineers, architects and certifiers.  This guest blog by Mark Gibson from MRG Water & Civil discusses a little more about the issue and how to understand the challenges and solutions in a Brisbane based setting.

3. Bushfire Hazard Assessment for Development Applications

3. Bushfire Hazard Assessment for Development Applications

In this Guest Blog Rob Friend, Director of Rob Friend & Associates Environmental Consultants briefly outlines the methodology for assessing bushfire hazard risk and reporting requirements for situations where development is proposed on land that is mapped within a particular bushfire hazard class.

2. Environmental Impact Assessment - An Overview

2. Environmental Impact Assessment - An Overview

In this Guest Blog, certified environmental practitioner and Director of Epic Environmental, Dr Mark Breitfuss briefly describes the practical aspects of environmental impact assessment that development proponents could consider as they venture down a particular approvals pathway. 

1. The Planning Appeal Process Explained

1. The Planning Appeal Process Explained

In this Guest Blog, Planning and Environment Lawyer and Principal of Anderssen Lawyers, Dale Ellerman outlines the process of an Appeal in the Planning and Environment Court.