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What is a Dual Occupancy?

What is a Dual Occupancy?

Dual occupancy refers to a lot that contains two dwellings for separate households. These dwellings can be attached or detached and can be separately titled (have two different owners). A dual occupancy doesn’t include multiple dwelling like a set of units. Rather, it describes configurations like a duplex.

Depending on local zoning laws and density requirements, dual occupancy developments can be self-assessable (meaning no permit is needed), code assessable (requiring a development application) or impact assessable (requiring public notification as part of a development application).

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A Brief History of Queensland Surveying – Colonial Style

A Brief History of Queensland Surveying – Colonial Style

Surveying has a rich worldwide history dating back to the earliest times of civilisation. These activities have been crucial in the planning and development of places like Queensland, where European land surveying began after colonisation in 1839.

The first surveyors arrived at Moreton Bay, then a part of the New South Wales colony, to prepare the land for free settlement. The first surveyors were named Dixon, Stapylton and Warner. They began their extensive task in May 1839 with the town of Brisbane and its surrounding areas.

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The great bounty of our nation sees us stand apart

The great bounty of our nation sees us stand apart

This article by Bernard Salt (Demographer) is a must read.  Do yourself a favour and not only read it for your own benefit but pass it on to anyone you care about especially your children.  Bernard Salt offers not only a brilliant analysis of Australia…

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Choosing a Surveyor – What You Need to Know

Choosing a Surveyor – What You Need to Know

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when deciding to develop land is choosing the right surveyor. Careless surveying can lead to the collapse of an entire project, with even the smallest of mistakes costing thousands of dollars. If the boundaries are calculated incorrectly,…

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Encountered a Dodgy Surveyor? What to do about it!

Encountered a Dodgy Surveyor? What to do about it!

Surveyors are generally very reliable, but every so often, you may encounter an unscrupulous surveyor. The results of a dodgy survey can be incredibly expensive. Incorrect measurements, inaccurate boundaries, incompetent site surveys, and other problems can all be symptoms of below standard surveyor competencies. Errors…

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How to Choose a Land Development Consultant?

How to Choose a Land Development Consultant?

If you’re in the process of planning a land development, you’ll need professional support from the outset of your project. Any kind of development includes many planning, compliance, and other factors. A good development consultant can help you speed up the development process, while also…

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Clashes with Neighbours over Property Boundaries?

Clashes with Neighbours over Property Boundaries?

Clashes over boundaries are common around Australia. Unfortunately, they are often long, drawn-out, acrimonious and ultimately futile processes. The fact is that “clashing” with your neighbours simply doesn’t resolve boundary issues. Whatever the merits of your case or your neighbour’s case, there’s only one way…

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Council Land on Your Property?

Council Land on Your Property?

If you see council land or related rights on your title, you may be a bit confused by the terminology or the actual status of that land. In Australian cities, particularly older areas, local councils may have some rights over your land for various reasons….

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The Importance of Land Divisions

The Importance of Land Divisions

The expression “land divisions” naturally seems to relate to subdivisions, but it’s a more complex range of issues than this term suggests. Land “division” also relates to a range of functional, title, and even compliance issues. Core Definitions of Land Division Land division includes: The…

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The relationship between Town Planning & Land Surveying

The relationship between Town Planning & Land Surveying

The work completed by town planners and surveyors is crucial to the success of a wide range of projects. The surveyors are the eyes and ears of the planner on the ground & in the technical space. The town planner is the directing force, working…

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