Heritage conservation and character protection in Brisbane - an update

By David Nicholls / 16 April 2018

An earlier paper Heritage conservation, character protection and “The Vibe”, canvassed contemporary issues relating to both heritage conservation and character protection in Queensland, including recent changes to heritage law and practice.

Since then, six noteworthy cases have come before the Planning and Environment Court concerning developments impacting on State and local heritage places in Brisbane. The Brisbane City Council has also recently made a temporary local planning instrument for the protection of buildings constructed pre 1911 – Temporary Local Planning Instrument 02/17 Protection of Buildings Constructed Prior to 1911 (TLPI02/17).

This article considers the issues canvassed in those cases, with a particular focus on the PEC’s consideration and interpretation of the statement of significance in heritage citations. The last two cases concern traditional building character protection.

Partner, David Nicholls and Solicitor, Kimberley Cotterill discuss the cases and their implications in the following paper, which you can read here. 

David Nicholls
David is a Consultant in our Planning and Environment practice and enjoys a reputation as one of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers.
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