Traditional Building Character Overlay


Houses can sometimes be located in “character areas” and can trigger two codes under the planning scheme – the Traditional Building Character (design) & (demolition) Code.

The intent of the area is to retain the traditional building character of Brisbane by ensuring new buildings are compatible in appearance with existing character buildings, and allowing renovations and extensions that have no impact on the traditional character streetscape.


Most houses built prior to Dec 31st 1946 are considered to be under demolition control. Any alteration to these types of houses require development approval. We deal regularly with this type of approval and can ensure a smooth turnaround.