Qld koala legislation is strengthened

New koala legislation in Queensland On 7 February 2020 new State legislation came into effect to provide stronger regulation aimed at protecting koala habitat in South East Queensland. Some of the key changes are described here. Mapping Previously mapping identified Koala Assessable Development Areas (KADA) and Priority Koala Assessable Development Areas (PKADA). The new categories…

Have your say on changes to Queensland’s planning system

Last year the Queensland State government introduced a new Planning Act which will come in force on 3 July this year. As part of these changes, subordinate statutory documents are also being updated and some are currently out for public consultation: The Planning Regulations which elaborate on the workings of some aspects of the Act…

Buildings that breathe

At a recent industry forum, Brisbane City Council advised of a new prelodgement service called DesignSMART.┬áThe service is “a series of prelodgement meetings focused on a collaborative design process” with┬áthe development industry with the intent of ensuring that building designs embrace the key considerations which Brisbane City Council have identified and captured in a document…