The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was introduced in July 2016 and provides support to people with disabilities, their families and carers. It aims to help Australians under the age of 65 living with a disability…
In recent weeks, we have written about the different development incentives currently available across South East Queensland local government areas and funding available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This has identified that for certain developments to be eligible they must achieve a “gold standard of living” which begs the question, what is a “gold standard of living”?
Earlier this week, Brisbane City Council announced that they would be extending their incentives for qualifying retirement and aged care developments until 31 December 2020. We commend this and know that it will be welcomed by our partners in retirement and aged care.
Following the State Government’s decision in May 2019 to reject Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) banning townhouses and apartments in low density residential areas, Brisbane City Council recently released Major Amendment Packages H & J on public display.
Apartments and townhouses will no longer be developed in Brisbane’s suburbs zoned low-density residential. Earlier this month, Brisbane City Council voted unanimously in favour of making a Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) under the Planning Act 2016(the Act) to ban apartments and townhouses in low density residential areas.
Changes to Queensland’s planning legislation has introduced new opportunities for private community infrastructure providers to apply to the Planning Minister for an Infrastructure Designation.
With the need for retirement and aged care housing options in Brisbane expected to increase by 50% by 2027, Brisbane City Council is proposing an array of amendments to the City Plan 2014 to increase the supply of suitable housing and enable Brisbane residents to retire within their suburb and community.
Brisbane’s Future Blueprint is the result of Council’s recent “Plan Your Brisbane” Campaign which saw 100,000 residents have their say. It establishes eight guiding principles for growth in the region and is expected to have significant impact on how HOPD and its clients develop land particularly for residential purposes.