RiskSmart Case Studies


Extension to a House in the Rural Area, Brookfield

Extension to a House in the Rural Area, Brookfield

A large amount of land in the western suburbs (Brookfield, Moggill and Pullenvale) is located in the Rural Area classification and contains vegetation protected by Council’s Natural Assets Local Law. New developments and extensions need to ensure the protection of natural habitats, biodiversity, waterways and natural and rural landscape values.

House in a Demolition Control Precinct, Bulimba

Demolition Control Precincts are intended to preserve and enhance the streetscapes of older suburbs which reflect distinctive pre-1946 architecture. These provisions do not necessarily mean a sacrifice of modern architectural design, as shown by this House located in the riverside suburb of Bulimba. The House was architecturally designed to reflect a modern response to the traditional character of the area.

Multi-unit Dwelling (5 Units), Morningside

This residential development consists of five, well-designed three bedroom townhouses within the inner city suburb of Morningside. The site is favorably located within close proximity to the Morningside Railway Station and significant community infrastructure including major centre retail and commercial development, state and public schools and good quality public open space.


Reconfiguration of a Lot (3 into 3 Lots), Deagon

The existing layout of the site contained three allotments. Due to the location of the dwelling and ancillary structures, these three allotments could not be sold separately without further reconfiguration.

Reconfiguration of a Lot (1 into 5 Lots), Sunnybank

The site contains a Heritage Listed Dwelling within close proximity to the railway station.

Community Facilities

Church Extension, Mt Crosby

The church at Karana Downs required an extension for a new kitchen and large deck area. As the proposed works did not meet the requirements for Minor Building Work, an application was required.