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Brisbane Council - Code Assessment vs. Impact Assessment

Discussion in 'Development' started by evisional2, 9th Sep, 2016.

  1. evisional2

    evisional2 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    My land on Brisbane's Low Density Zone has overland flow flood path. If I do subdivision, it requires 300m2 of new lots immunity from flood. There are a few options such as soil excavations, installation of larger stormwater etc. These options are very expensive and hard to achieve.

    Alternatively, without subdivision, if I just build multiple dwellings/apartments on the lot, it will require impact assessment instead of code assessment. Council advises that it make take 1 year. I do not care that long as I can rent out the property anyway.

    My question is the success probability of impact assessment. Has anyone successfully got impact assessment and what are your experience?

    Thanks
     
  2. benofbrisbane

    benofbrisbane Member

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    Hi

    I would have thought that the overland flow issues will be just as relevant to a multi unit as it would be a subdivision in that it will still have to be deal with.

    Yes, I understand that impact assessment or even tricky code assessment you may be looking at 9 months plus.
     
  3. melbourne171

    melbourne171 Well-Known Member

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    multi unit dev only requires floor level above 100yr floor level + 0.5m whereas extra requirement for subdivision is the land above 50yr flood level + 0.3m
     
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  4. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    when subdividing land then you need to deal with overland flow issues at the land level to cope for a range of possible future building types. when doing multi-unit dwellings then the building is there so easier to deal with hyrdology.

    Code or impact is unlikely to make a difference in your instance. If you PM me the address then I will reply with my thoughts through here (sans identifying info)
     
  5. melbourne171

    melbourne171 Well-Known Member

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    Hi RPI

    Are you Brett from Pro Town Planner?

    Thanks
     
  6. fumid

    fumid Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get it, since it's Low Density Zone, how can you build multiple dwellings especially apartments on it?