The current GCCC City Plan includes building height requirements in both storeys and metres. Council recently released a new City Plan Practice Note which clarifies Council’s interpretation of these provisions (link below). This Practice Note highlights a critical issue in that height in metres is measured in a single vertical plane while height in storeys is not. Instead storeys are measured over the entirety of the building meaning a building that steps up or down a hill with multiple sections or pavilions can trigger as a 3 storey house. This poses issues for building design on sloping sites in particular…
We are pleased to release a new website dedicated to the Town Planning section of Michel Group – www.michelgroupplanning.com.au. We look forward to providing updates on new projects and other useful information related to Town Planning in Queensland.