Council Amends Planning Limits Meaning Brisbane Flood Victims Can Rebuild Higher Homes

VICTIMS of Brisbane’s floods will be able to build their homes one metre higher than the previous 8.5 metre planning limit.

The Brisbane City Council has approved a new planning instrument that it says will cut down red tape for flood victims waiting to rebuid.

Special approval will not be required for residents in flood affected areas to raise their homes to 9.5 metres.

The existing maximum height of 8.5 metres for a home’s highest point will remaing for homes not affected by the flood.

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