Post Tagged with: "Town Planner"

New Planning regulations introduced


September 4, 2020

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The Mandatory Planning (Walkable Neighbourhoods) Amendment Regulation 2020 has now been introduced by the Queensland Government. This new Regulation comes into effect from the 28th of September, creating new requirements for the subdivision of land.

Under the legislation, new benchmarks requirements have been created, including:

  • Grid like patterns that respond to the local landscape
  • A maximum street of less than 250m
  • A minimum of one tree every 15m
  • Footpaths on at least one side of the road
  • Parks and open space within 400m of each block

There is some flexibility where the local landscape affects the ability to meet these requirements.

Our experienced Brazier Motti planning team have a comprehensive understanding of these new requirements and are ready to discuss how it might affect your project and how we can help you achieve workable solutions.

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North Queensland Stadium


August 6, 2019

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For the past two years the North Queensland Stadium has slowly been taking shape. If not one of the largest construction projects undertaken in North Queensland recently, it has certainly had the attention of a football mad North Queensland public.

Brazier Motti has been engaged as the project surveyor since the Managing Contractor, Watpac, took control of the site back in mid 2017.

The early works consisted of a comprehensive Dilapidation Survey of the entire site and adjoining properties and infrastructure. That phase of the work included a comprehensive condition assessment including tracing and video of the existing stormwater network, as well as both ground and drone based site condition documentation.

Our onsite staff have been integral to the construction process and have completed the necessary survey for all facets of the work from initial site fill and compaction, through to set-out and as-constructed survey for the significant and complex steel and concrete work. It has been a rewarding project in that it has drawn on a large range of expertise with in the company.

In the early stages we were undertaking intermittent scanning of the as-constructed locations of cast-in dowels to confirm panel design. More recently we have been called upon to scan sections of stands to allow accurate design and prefabrication of screen attachment fittings.

In the last few weeks the first of the thirty-six roof trusses have appeared on the Townsville skyline. Having undertaken initial survey to assist with fabrication of the trusses, our surveyors are still onsite dealing with the complex geometry for the accurate standing and positioning of the trusses.

Brazier Motti has been pleased to have been associated with this land mark project that will leave its legacy on the North Queensland community for many years to come.

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BM Town Planner part of 500 Women in Property


April 14, 2019

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Community, Planning

We’re pleased to announce that our Town Planner Mary McCarthy is a participant in the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property Programme for 2019.

This fantastic programme, an initiative of the PCA’s Diversity Committee, offers professional development and networking opportunities across all disciplines in the development industry, to help foster future leaders in our industry.  

Mary is one of a number of energetic and engaged professionals that we are fortunate to have in the BM team.

As an emerging leader in the property development industry, our Director Stephen Motti was proud to sponsor her involvement in the Programme to assist in her contribution to the town planning profession and the debates that matter in developing Northern Australia.

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Recipient announced – 2019 Susan Green Pathway to Planning Profession Programme


April 11, 2019

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Community, Planning

We’re pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Susan Green “Pathway to the Planning Profession Programme” – Nicholas Griffin.

This Programme will provide Nicholas, as a final year James Cook University Planning student, with a work placement with Brazier Motti, attend two planning industry networking events, a one year Young Planner membership of the Planning Institute of Australia, and membership on the Planning Institute of Australia’s North Queensland Young Planner Sub-committee.

We’re proud to be able to deliver this opportunity, created in the memory of our colleague Susan Green, in partnership with the Planning Institute of Australia’s North Queensland branch and James Cook University.

We were thrilled to receive a range of outstanding applications. Nicholas, along with the other impressive finalists Sonya Parison, Sarah Gibson and Matthew Abel, demonstrated a clear understanding of the role of Town Planners in creating a sense of place and in building better communities.

We look forward to working with Nicholas over the coming year as he takes this next step in his Planning career.

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Opportunity for Planning Students


March 7, 2019

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Brazier Motti is proud to offer the new Pathway to Planning Profession Program in 2019. Applications for the program are now open.

This is an opportunity for a fourth year Bachelor of Planning student to undertake a work placement in one of our offices (Cairns or Townsville), attend two industry networking events, and become involved in the Planning Institute of Australia.

Applications for the program close next Friday. You can download the application form here or email for more information.

This is an important program for Brazier Motti – we’re proud to deliver it in memory of Susan Green. Susan was one of the first graduates from James Cook University’s Planning course and spent 19 years working with us, making her mark in the planning and development industry, mentoring young planners, and becoming a leader for many in our profession. Susan’s loss last year, with so much more before her, was felt across our industry and North Queensland.

We hope to help shape the future in our industry for young planners in Susan’s memory.

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