Hickey Oatley regularly provides comment on important town planning issues affecting the community and industry. Here is a snippet of some of our features.
Brisbane Turns Over a New Leaf for Rooftop Gardens
24 NOVEMBER 2020
Brisbane developers will be able to add rooftop gardens without impacting profitable floorspace if proposed amendments to the city plan go ahead.
This could be Brisbane’s most amazing pool
11 DECEMBER 2019
At 18 storeys above street level, and with a glass bottom, this jawdropping swimming pool is set to both stun and scare in equal measure…
Backyard blitz: ‘Upyards’ the new way of life for Brisbane
2 NOVEMBER 2019
UPYARDS could soon become the new backyards if Brisbane City Council pushes ahead with plans to make it easier for developers to incorporate rooftop green space in apartment projects.
Could rooftop gardens save our cities from climate change?
6 SEPTEMBER 2019
Rooftop gardens could help cool our cities amid climate change, but archaic planning laws are holding back a green revolution.
Council Votes to Ban Apartments in Brisbane’s Suburbs
6 FEBRUARY 2019
Apartments and townhouses will no longer be developed in Brisbane’s suburbs zoned low-density residential.
‘A Jungle of Rooftop Greenery’: Council Makes Green Roof Push
11 SEPTEMBER 2018
Developers will be encouraged to include rooftop gardens and communal space on new apartment projects under proposed changes to Brisbane’s City Plan.