What does traditional character housing look like?

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This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in Character housing throughout Queensland.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.

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Course summary:

Since City Plan 2000, Brisbane City Council has incorporated an element of their planning schemes to protect and control the redevelopment of Traditional and Character areas throughout the city. These provisions can be fairly complicated and require a comprehensive knowledge of the history of Brisbane and its housing. This mini-course aims to assist you with being able to quickly, and easily estimate the age of a dwelling using architectural features of the building.

This mini-course has one ‘Lesson’ which includes a number of ‘Topics’ and a short ‘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, and Assistant Town Planner Archie Butler. Alex has been working on character housing projects 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.

To start this course, scroll down and click ‘What does Traditional and Character housing look like?’ to start your first lesson.