Development Approval

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.

Buying or Renovating a House in Brisbane in the Traditional Building Character Overlay

Buying or Renovating a House in Brisbane in the Traditional Building Character Overlay

The importance of preserving character houses has been identified by Brisbane City Council with measures enacted throughout the planning scheme to protect the citys traditional building character (TBC).

In this blog, our work experience student discusses what is Brisbane’s TBC, why it is important to the cultural identity of Brisbane and what you need to know if buying or renovating a house that has traditional building character.

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.

Development Approval Conditions

Development Approval Conditions

Conditions of development approval specify how a development is to be carried out, usually with the intent to protect or reduce impacts on the environment and amenity of the surrounding area and to ensure that the proposed development is adequately serviced by all necessary civic infrastructure. Conditions generally consist of an action to be carried out and the timing for that action to be undertaken. If neither reasonable nor relevant, conditions may be changed or removed.

This blog outlines the rules under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) for setting conditions on development approvals, so read on if you wish to better understand the logic behind and the limits to development approval conditions.