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Author: Liam Henry

Planning Assessment for Home Based Activity

Us Aussies have a knack for getting things done! Many of us have hobbies which then extend to helping friends, family and perhaps other members of the public. But once your hobby starts to look more like a business, despite working from home, you will need to have a look at the Ipswich Planning Scheme… READ MORE

So, your DA has been lodged – what now?

The Development Assessment process involves five stages: Application, Referral, Information Request, Public Notification and Decision. Not all applications require all five stages, however, the Application and the Decision Notice are mandatory for all development applications. The key timeframes for the DA Process are outlined below. Contact us here to discuss this process and start your… READ MORE

Planning Assessment for Auxiliary Units

(Updated 20/01/2020 – Liam Henry for Baird & Hayes) – As of 20/01/2020, it would appear as though Ipswich City Council’s draft Planning Scheme/Statement of Proposals/draft Strategic Framework makes no reference to how Auxiliary Units are to be treated under the proposed new Planning Scheme. – We would recommend contacting us as soon as possible… READ MORE

Surveyors and Planners – Positive Relationships for a Successful Development

At Baird & Hayes, we specialise in Survey and Town Planning Services. Since 1946 until now, we have developed positive relationships with other industry leaders in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Building Design, Certification, Ecology, Geotechnical Engineering, Building and Construction and many others like Real Estate and Law. We appreciate that clients or their project… READ MORE

Memorandum to our Legal Friends – regarding Boundary Matters

Hi all, I have noticed an increase in Boundary issues on recently settled contracts. Unfortunately, these are coming to me after the proud new owners have settled. Typical issues are fences in the wrong place, sheds built over boundaries, driveways crossing the neighbours land, easements affecting the Title, etc. Consulting Cadastral Surveyors are licensed by… READ MORE