Demolition of a Character House

Demolition of a Character House, Yeronga

Late 2014 the client’s house was subject to significant storm damage by a falling tree (a pine tree destroyed a significant portion of the dwellings upper level). An approval for demolition was sought from the Brisbane City Council. Given the public’s sensitivity to continued erosion of Brisbane’s suburban residential character housing, we undertook comprehensive studies to ensure we met Council’s policy that determines when its unreasonable to retain a character house. In this instance we managed to demonstrate compliance with Council’s policy on demolition through costing analysis of direct & indirect remediation works to ensure the house could be certified as structurally sound (note this did not mean it was habitable). This project was unique in that it gave Planning Insights consultants comprehensive experience in accurately determining the viability of demolition applications to the Brisbane City Council.

Photos/Images: Photo of the storm damaged house (care of National Nine News)

Project Type: Building work assessable under a planning scheme

Local Government Area: Brisbane City Council

Client: House owner

Year: August 2015 – March 2016