Changes to what is considered an 'accepted' carport in Brisbane City Council

If I made a sandwich by placing a slice of bread down then some ham and cheese followed by a piece of bread on top would you consider the ham and cheese to be between the slices of bread? If you answered with a yes... then I have news for you. Brisbane City Council (BCC) will have to disagree with you and ask for a 500mm buffer between the cheese and the bread. There is an exemption for Carports under the City Plan 2014 which states that a carport between the building and front boundary is exempt. However, this is no longer interpreted the same way as the above example as Council now requires a 500mm separation distance from the carport and the building for it to be technically 'between' and therefore accepted development. This has been at the centre of many discussions in the planning and development world as of late and it will be interesting to see if the planning scheme eventually changes to reflect this interpretation or if we will see a change in stance from BCC in the future.

Asset Outdoor Carport