New development rules have changed the maximum building height of a dwelling from the previous height restriction of 8.5m has increased depending upon the zoning of your land. The new building heights allow improved flood immunity and flexibility with house design. The new maximum building heights in residential zones under the dwelling house code are as follows; Up to 2 storeys and a maximum building height of 9.5m ht Low density residential zone
Previously the maximum building footprint was 50% no matter what size block you had under the previous BCC town plan Now as of the 30 June 2014 this will change under the New Brisbane City Plan 2014 for a Dwelling house (small lot) code. Building footprints for lots under 400m2 now get an extra percentage depending on their size. The percentage of the allowable building footprint is as follows; 50% for lots 400m2 or greater. 60% for lots 300m2 or more but less than 400m2.
A far more comprehensive Dwelling house (small lot) code will provide more flexibility for designers. Width of Block No longer will the definition of the Small lot code apply to the width of a block but by the overall size of the block. Previously any lot narrower than 15.0W was deemed as a small lot. Now a small lot is only determined by its area if it is less than 450m2 or a rear lot of less than 600m2 (excluding an access way). New small lot side setbacks Previously side