Subdivision control in Brisbane, 1859-1965

Matthews, R.S. (1968). Subdivision control in Brisbane, 1859-1965 Other, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Matthews, R.S.
Thesis Title Subdivision control in Brisbane, 1859-1965
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1968
Thesis type Other
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Supervisor Unknown
Total pages 1v
Language eng
Subjects 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Formatted abstract

The seeds of planning legislation in England were sown in the Public Health Acts and Housing Acts of the 19th Century and the first decade of the 20th Century, In Australia the evolution of planning has progressed at a much slower rate, due largely to the lack of problems with which England's 19th Century industrial towns were beset.

In Australia (and with particular reference to Queensland and Brisbane), problems have been attacked with a different approach, largely due to our land tenure system. Public Health and Housing have played their role as planning tools, but in my opinion, the most powerful weapon bestowed upon Local Authorities was control over the subdivision of land.

In the succeeding chapters I have attempted to gather together the legislation which has placed the control of subdivision in the hands of Queensland Local Authorities and Brisbane in particular. The subdivisional ordinances which were in operation in Brisbane between the years 1925 to 1965 are included in the Appendices.

As the policies of the Council have often differed quite radically from the law in force (particularly in the last two decades), I have attempted to expand them. However, I have encountered considerable difficulty as the only factual source of information are the Council files and these are not available for research and publication.

To overcome this difficulty I have questioned people concerned with development over these years. The effluxion of time has dimmed their memories and so Chapters II and III can only present a broad outline of events.

Keyword Land subdivision -- Law and legislation -- Queensland -- Brisbane
Additional Notes Qualification = Diploma in Regional and Town Planning

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