Development site due diligence (Brisbane City Council)

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This is a beginner course and is suitable for anyone who is interested in investigating a development site in the Brisbane City Council region. It requires some existing knowledge of using online tools.

Helpful prior learning opportunity:
15 minutes. Completely online, start or stop any time you want and pick up where you left off.Access to the internet. Multiple tabs will be required whilst completing the course exam.

Course summary:

This mini-course will teach you how to undertake a critical analysis of a development site in the Brisbane City Council region from a town planner’s point of view. It will take you through the following key planning issues and provide helpful hints and tips along the way:

  • Site investigation;
  • Analysing site attributes;
  • How to determine the slope of a property using online resources;
  • Investigating character and hertiage buildings;
  • Investigating Flood and Coastal Hazards;
  • Investigating Biodiveristy and Enviornmental Significant features; and
  • Other helpful red flags to look out for.

This mini-course has one ‘Lesson’ which includes a number of ‘Topics’ and an ‘Exam’ at the end.

This course is interactive and at times you will be required to have multiple windows open. We recommend completing it with a computer so you can navigate between the course and other websites.

Who wrote this course?

This course is co-presented by Steffan Town Planning and written by their Director Alexander Steffan. Alex has been working as a town planner since 2005 and has gained approval for over 2000 development applications throughout that time. He has worked on a range of developments from single carports right through to high-rise apartment developments, high-yielding subdivisions, and industrial/commercial uses. With a team of town planners based in East Brisbane, there almost isn’t a town planning issue that Alex or one of his team hasn’t encountered before.

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