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Author: Liam Henry

Subdivision – So you’ve got a big back yard? What next?

Subdivision – So you’ve got a big back yard? Think you can fit another house/lot? What next? We get this general enquiry often, here at Baird & Hayes, and we know that the first question people have is “HOW MUCH?” Elsewhere on this website (check out our FAQs here, or our FEES here) touches on… READ MORE

Surveyor’s Certification, As-Constructed Survey and ADAC

Following the issue of a Council Development Approval you will very likely be required to upgrade existing or construct new infrastructure and services for your development or to the development site. This usually includes, but is not limited to the following: Reticulated Sewer (manholes, mains, house connections, of various shapes and sizes) Reticulated Waters (water… READ MORE

Working from home? Get your Approval.

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 your local Planning Scheme to… READ MORE

New Ipswich Planning Scheme

Recently, we carried out a preliminary investigation into the Draft Ipswich City Council Planning Scheme Framework for some of our clients. This review was for the first round of public consultation that ended on the 28th June. Don’t be alarmed if you missed your chance to have your say as there will be another formal… 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