How to Obtain Development Approval in Queensland

What is a Development Approval A development approval may be referred to as a DA, Planning Permit or Council Approval. In the State of Queensland, you may require an approval for your property project if you wish to: Increase dwelling density Increase the intensity of an existing use Change a use Subdivide land Develop land […]

Development Approval Currency Period

What is a currency period Once Council permits are issued a common and necessary question from clients is “how long will my development permit last?”, “what is the development approval currency period?” or other variation, “how long do I have to start and complete my Council Approval?”. The technical term being the ‘currency period’ is […]

Town Planner Fees

What does it cost to engage a town planner? A standard hourly charge for a town planner is between $150-$300 AUD. The fees charged depend on the consultancy size, experience and the project. What should you budget for town planning fees? If you are seeking initial town planning advice we recommend budgeting $500 for smaller […]

Navigating the Health Care Service Approval Maze: How a Town Planner Can Help

Table of Contents Navigating the development approval process for a Health Care Service can be a complex and challenging task. From understanding the regulations and guidelines governing the establishment and operation of healthcare services, to managing the impact on neighbouring residential uses, there are many factors to consider in obtaining the necessary approvals. In this […]

Brisbane Carports and Garages

Carport approval Brisbane

Does my Brisbane carport or garage need a Development Application? In some cases Brisbane carports and garages will require a development application (town planning application) to be submitted to Council. Below we have created a few simple steps to identify if your carport or garage will trigger an application requirement.    Step 1: Determine if you […]

DA [Development Approval] vs BA [Building Approval]

da or ba

What is the difference between a DA and a BA? BA stands for Building Approval. For BA you might hear other similar terms such as building permit or building certification thrown around. DA stands for Development Approval. DA may also stand for Development Assessment or Development Application. Other key phrases similar to DA are Development Permit or Council Approval.  A […]