Council approval for house in a flood zone

The proposal was for dwelling house alterations and extensions to improve the flood resilience of the existing house. The extensions were proposed on the upper level which is intended to become the primary living area as it has 0.8m of freeboard above the defined flood event. No extensions were proposed at ground level aside from the creation of a new entry and garden.

Brisbane City Plan 2014 assessed codes include:

  • Low Density Residential Zone Code
  • Sherwood-Graceville District Neighbourhood Plan Code
  • Dwelling House Code
  • Coastal Hazard Overlay Code
  • Flood Overlay Code
  • Waterway Corridors Overlay Code