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Keep up-to-date with local council planning schemes, government acts, surveying information and East Coast Surveys company news.


Redland City Council Planning Scheme Changes

8th September 2021

Redland City Council has proposed some changes in its next amendment package that affects land in the Recreation and Open...

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Redland City Council – Medium Density Zone Code Review

23rd August 2021

Redlands have published proposed changes to the Medium Density Residential Zone Code. It can be seen here. It includes a...

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How the Queensland Planning Act affects different types of developments

1st June 2020

An insight into the current Queensland Planning Act (2016) and how it affects different types of developments and the planning...

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What is town planning & why do we need it?

25th May 2020

A planner will normally begin with a review of the State constraints on developing a parcel of land. They are usually shown on...

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Queensland koala habitat zones planning regulation changes

10th March 2020

The Queensland government has moved on its policy to step up controls on removal of koala habitat in a response to the recent...

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Redland City Council May 2019 Planning Updates

31st May 2019

We have previously blogged on the new Redland Planning Scheme 2018 City Plan that commenced on 8 October 2018 and that there...

Redland City Council 2018 Environmental Significance Overlay

27th December 2018

In their 2018 plan, Redland City Council stated that there is an “allowed” amount of clearing, however what hasn’t been well...

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Redland City Council 2018 Planning Scheme

16th October 2018

Redland City Council’s 2018 City Plan commenced on 8 October 2018. There are some challenges in this version of the planning...

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Congratulations to Ken on completing QELA course

16th July 2018

East Coast Surveys congratulates our Senior Planner Ken Burmeister.

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RiskSMART accreditation with BCC

6th March 2018

East Coast Surveys has now been accredited by Brisbane City Council for Risksmart for houses as well as subdivisions. This...

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New Queensland Planning Act July 2017

30th August 2017

The Queensland government has finally passed the new planning act. There is background information on its website. The act...

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Logan Developers Beware - Updates To Planning Scheme

6th July 2016

Logan, in its recent planning scheme, has convinced the Queensland government that it needed a new use that is not included in...

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Gold Coast City Council’s New Planning Scheme (February 2016)

3rd February 2016

The Gold Coast City Council has adopted its new planning scheme as of 1 Feb this year. While that is a significant milestone...

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Address Change

27th November 2015

We would like to thank you for your continued support of our business. We have outgrown our current Cleveland office and as of...

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Community Title Scheme FAQS (Queensland)

25th September 2015

A more familiar name for this is strata title or group title. Basically it is a scheme that supports a variation to the...

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New Logan City Town Planning Scheme 12/05/2015

10th September 2015

The Logan City Council adopted its new planning scheme on 12th May 2015. It has a number of significant changes that may...

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Town Planning - Why?

13th July 2015

We hear in the press about “red tape”, and developers lamenting the extra time and costs for town planning approvals. If it’s...

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The Steps Involved In Subdiving Land in Australia

8th July 2015

So you’re thinking of subdividing your lot, and you aren’t too sure what’s involved, or where to start? Read on to find out...

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What Is 'Reconfiguration' Of Land?

24th January 2015

This is a technical/legal term that basically means the boundary or boundaries of land are being changed, usually to create a...

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Our initial response to the 2014 Budget impact on the surveying industry

22nd May 2014

The Federal budget has arrived and already caused a great deal of concern across the Australian community. Many are claiming...

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The Information Age and Surveying

15th February 2014

The world of information and the internet have provided us with the benefits of access to vast amounts of information...

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Information About Subdivision of Land

24th October 2013

When we undertake a subdivision, we are “reconfiguring” land to create new smaller lots of land. The process could involve...

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Our Review of the New Trimble S6 Robotic Total Station

29th July 2013

Last month we purchased a new fully robotic Trimble S6 Total Station with the new TSC3. This is our latest addition to the...

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New Report Shows Shortage of Qualified Surveyors in Australia

29th July 2013

ABC news reported this week that there is an anticipated shortage in qualified surveyors within the construction industry....

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