Key facts about a property
Before you can find out whether planning approval is required for your project, you need to do a property enquiry to get the key facts such as zoning and constraints.
The following tables are examples of how a property is displayed when performing a property enquiry. The zoning and constraints information of the property is available in the property details as demonstrated in the following example:
Property details can be accessed via the Details button.
To confirm the properties you wish to develop, place a tick in the box to the left of the property, then click next.
|69 ANN ST BRISBANE CITY||L.21 SP.198665 PAR NTH BRISBANE|
To proceed with your development enquiry, please click 'next'.
The property details shows various information however you should pay particular notice to the area, zoning and constraints information:
|Details ||Property Number: 1006084 |
Land Number(s): 11264882
Description: L.21 SP.198665 PAR NTH BRISBANE VOLUMETRIC LOT
|Area||Area: 3419 sq.m|
|Applications||There are no applications against this property|
|Zoning||CP-MP1 - MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRE MP1 - CITY CENTRE|
|Constraints||CP-SCIP - SUBURBAN CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (SCIP) |
CP-HPA - HERITAGE PLACE - ADJOINING
CP-CITY - CITY CENTRE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Particularly for a residential project, note the area (lot size) of the property to see if it is considered a small lot. The City Plan defines a ‘small lot’ as a lot that has:
- an average width of less than 15 metres and/or an area less than 450m²
- an area less than 600m² (excluding access way) if a rear lot
Different rules apply to small lot projects.
The property zone, sometimes referred to as ‘area classification’, plays a key role in telling you what you can and cannot do with the property. For example, the property above is in the Multi-Purpose Centre MP1 Zone.
Constraints are restrictions placed on the property and can include:
|Demolition Control Precinct (DCP)||You cannot demolish or remove a building built before 1947 in a DCP without approval. There are also rules about renovating or building in a DCP.|
|Heritage||The constraints will show whether the property or a neighbouring property is heritage-listed. Both Council and the Queensland Government have heritage registers and you should check both. Heritage-listed properties are protected and specific development rules apply to them or those directly adjoining.|
|Neighbourhood Plan (or local plan)||Some neighbourhood plans contain specific rules about new development.|
|Environmental||Environmental constraints can include a waterway corridor, a patch of native bushland or an overland water flow. These will be noted under constraints, as a code, for example Waterway Code, Wetland Code, Acid Sulphate Soil Code.|
|Small lot||Specific rules apply if your property is a small lot.|
If there are any constraints on the property, contact Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263) for advice specific to your situation.