About us

We bring developments to life.

Disheartened by the inefficiencies and ambivalence of others in the industry, Hickey Oatley was established to champion the ideas and plans of its clients.

Hickey Oatley prides itself on its technical proficiency and ability to remain cost effective.

While based in Brisbane, Hickey Oatley provides town planning services to a range of clients across South East, Central and Far North Queensland.

Hickey Oatley celebrates its clients’ developments as if they are its own, promoting each and every development’s benefits and contribution to the community.

RiskSmart Accreditation

Hickey Oatley is a Logan and Brisbane City Council RiskSmart accredited consultancy.  RiskSmart is a fast-tracked approval process for low risk, decision-ready development applications. Accredited consultants are entrusted with preparing and assessing low risk development applications for Council endorsement.

Benefits

  • Gold Coast City Council offer a 10% discount on their application fees
  • Brisbane City Council offer a 20% discount on their application fees
  • Logan City Council offer a 25% discount on their application fees
  • Reduced assessment timeframes. Once lodged, a decision is usually granted in 5 business days.

Types of Applications that may be Eligible for RiskSmart

Brisbane City Council

  • New dwelling houses and extensions
  • Dual occupancy and Multiple dwellings (up to 10 dwellings)
  • Reconfiguration of a lot (up to 10 lots)
  • Low impact industry, medium impact industry and warehouse
  • Centre activities in a centre zone (400m2 or 5% of existing GFA, whichever is the greater)
  • Prescribed tidal works
  • Educational establishment (where no increase to student capacity)

Gold City Council

  • New dwelling houses or Dual occupancy with a partial third storey
  • Multiple dwellings (up to 10 dwellings)
  • Reconfiguration of a lot (up to 6 lots)
  • Business activities (food and drink outlet; office; shop; showroom; hardware and trade supplies; education establishment; veterinary services; health care services)
  • Industrial activities (involving the manufacture, production, processing, repair, alteration, distribution and storage of any product)

Logan City Council

  • Residential – Dwelling
  • Residential – Other (includes mixed use developments incorporating residential component)
  • Reconfiguring a Lot (within any zone)
  • Commercial/Retail/Other (also includes mixed use developments incorporating residential component and other uses not listed here)

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Hickey

PRINCIPAL

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Ashford

DIGITAL & PROJECT MARKETING

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Hickey

PRINCIPAL

Rhiannon
Smit

DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA CO-ORDINATOR