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.

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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…

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New Upyard

Backyard blitz: ‘Upyards’ the new way of life for Brisbane


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.

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Could rooftop gardens save our cities from climate change?


Rooftop gardens could help cool our cities amid climate change, but archaic planning laws are holding back a green revolution.

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Council Votes to Ban Apartments in Brisbane’s Suburbs


Apartments and townhouses will no longer be developed in Brisbane’s suburbs zoned low-density residential.

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Mia Hickey sitting at laptop

Planning with Purpose

1 JUNE 2019

Development can be a dirty word. Mia Hickey, Principal Planner at Hickey Oatley knows it doesn’t have to be that way.

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‘A Jungle of Rooftop Greenery’: Council Makes Green Roof Push


Developers will be encouraged to include rooftop gardens and communal space on new apartment projects under proposed changes to Brisbane’s City Plan.

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