Well done! Your approved development has been constructed and is now operational. It is time to review your maintenance securities held by Council for development works and land infrastructure. What happens next, who is responsible for development components such as civil works and landscaping, and what happens after the "On-maintenance" period expires? Click on the title to find out.
"Challenges of Growth and Beyond" - Brad Jones for The Agenda - PIA Journal of Queensland and Northern Territory
In "The Challenges of Growth and Beyond" published in the latest edition of The Agenda - PIA Journal of Queensland and Northern Territory, Brad Jones talks about the reality of conflicts that exists in our industry and the possible ways we can deal with it.
Emmeline on Elizabeth ticks many boxes of good development outcomes including great design, sustainability, innovation and community dividend. Wolter Consulting Group’s Planning and Landscape teams worked closely with award-wining architectural firm Ellivo and Inertia Engineering to achieve an excellent development outcome on many fronts for our client.
In "MLES - Matters of Local Environmental Significance or maybe "Mate, Let's Engage Suitably" " published in the latest edition of Establish magazine, Stephen Hayes talks about the tensions between greening our city, defending neighbourhood character and keeping up with population growth.
With the mark of World Homelessness Day, it seems like no better time to look into our very own backyard and open our eyes to the ever-changing face of homelessness in Brisbane. It’s no secret that homelessness is a complex, multifaceted issue that holds a heavy stigma in our society, but who exactly is our homeless population?
Wolter Consulting Group (WCG) congratulates the Queensland Government on the initiative to address a range of design issues that are affecting our emerging communities. WCG supports the rationales that underpin the initiative to create healthy and active communities, however, in our response to Qld Government, we highlight several concerns with the new draft Model Code for Neighbourhood Design document, including, its wording and how it is to be implemented, and the overall consultation process for the initiative.
Have you noticed the Community Purposes Network Overlay popping up on almost every new site you look at? Have you wondered what it means, or have you been ignoring it? Wolter Consulting Group, in collaboration with PIE Solutions, explains what you need to know about Brisbane City Council’s Long-term Infrastructure Plan and Community Purposes Network Overlay and how they may affect you.
The Property Council of Australia's Inaugural Future Cities Summit in Sydney presented many important conversations about sustainable, smart and liveable cities, as industry leaders shared their thoughts and calls to action. But one message that particularly stood out was the groundswell support of the YIMBY movement including the recognition that developing a YIMBY mindset is key to future proof Australian cities. Here is what we took away from this event. Click on the title to read more.
An Infrastructure Designation is like Planning Gold! No longer bestowed on only public sector entities, an Infrastructure Designation (ID) is an opportunity to designate premises for the development of essential infrastructure and services, faster, at lower cost and without risk of appeal. Previously, only public entities were able to request these designations, however since the introduction of the Planning Act 2016, the process is able to be requested by private entities as well.
Last week, Town Planners, Alistair, Joel and Clare attended the PIA Congress at the Gold Coast. The congress provided insightful keynote speakers and presentations covering a range of topics and challenges that our cities and regions face. These focused on the constant pressures of climate change, population growth, sustainability and housing demand.