The recent Tiny House on Wheels decision has sent a ripple through the planning community. Brisbane City Council is currently reviewing its approach to the phenomena of Tiny Homes, not just in terms of regulations but also in the broader context of alternative housing options for Brisbane.
There is still work to be done. We advocate the development of a ‘fit for purpose’ regulatory framework which embraces adaptive housing innovation without compromising safety and amenity. The grounds of appeal we led demonstrated an example of this and establishes a foundation for further development. We believe there is real potential for this affordable housing model to play a small, niche role in supplying some of the ‘missing middle’ and are actively working to facilitate balanced planning and community outcomes.
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