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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

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

Making use of online Planning Resources

With the way the present day operates, it is as important as ever to ensure we make use of the vast array of planning resources made available on many fronts. Since the implementation of the ShapingSEQ South East Queensland Regional Plan in 2017 and the Planning Act in 2016, State and Local Governments alike encourage the… READ MORE