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Old Jul 23rd 2004, 1:41 pm
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We are hoping to move to Brisbane - June 2006.

Any ideas of suburbs? We would like to be within 20km of city centre, near to the beach (cost permitting). Our price range by today's value would be upto 650,000$.

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Originally posted by lissysarah
We are hoping to move to Brisbane - June 2006.

Any ideas of suburbs? We would like to be within 20km of city centre, near to the beach (cost permitting). Our price range by today's value would be upto 650,000$.

Thanks

Hi

This question has been asked A LOT recently. If you just browse back the past couple of days you'll come across loads.

This might also help you http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/?nav=dd

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Old Jul 23rd 2004, 7:46 pm
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Brisbane's CBD isn't within 20km of a beach. Mudflats and a fake beach on the south bank do not a real beach make.
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Hi,

We were hunting in that price bracket earlier in the year. We liked Ascot, Clayfield, Hamilton, Indooroopilly, Toowong, Taringa and St Lucia. I think all but St Lucia and Hamilton have train lines into the CBD.

A decent beach is 1 hour away on Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast. Brisbane only has something that looks like a muddy river bank.

Graceville was nice too.

Our problem was that there is a preservation order in Brisbane on anything built before WW2. That means there are heaps of run down old Queenslander houses which are high maintenance and quite cold in winter. The new tiny brick squares in new suburbs didn't appeal much either.

In St Lucia there were some lovely white rendered brick character houses which were lovely, quite treey too.

Bulimba was nice too, with a great high street (Ascot too).

When are you moving?

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Originally posted by lissysarah
We are hoping to move to Brisbane - June 2006.

Any ideas of suburbs? We would like to be within 20km of city centre, near to the beach (cost permitting). Our price range by today's value would be upto 650,000$.

Thanks
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Old Jul 24th 2004, 9:19 am
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Hi Queenie

Hopefully june 2006. We were in Perth for 6 months but the timing wasn't good for the kid's education, so we returned for them to complete GCSE's & A'levels here. Thought maybe they could do Uni in Aus. We thought perhaps we would try Brisbane, but are still in the early stages of rethinking it all. Perth was a beautiful city but we found it a bit quiet, although we were out in the sticks a bit.

Not sure what we will de, but we want to consider all possibilities, as we still dream of sunny weather, cheaper housing etc etc
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Try Fig Tree Pocket, Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Belbowrie or Kenmore Hills - Plenty of Poms here
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Old Jul 25th 2004, 9:12 am
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Originally posted by lissysarah
We are hoping to move to Brisbane - June 2006.

Any ideas of suburbs? We would like to be within 20km of city centre, near to the beach (cost permitting). Our price range by today's value would be upto 650,000$.

Thanks
Have you looked at the Manly area
www.whereis.com.au
No real beach, but by the water.

House prices at www.realestate.com.au
 
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Our problem was that there is a preservation order in Brisbane on anything built before WW2.
Is that true? ABC or someone, I bet you'd know. Surely it must have to be of historical significance or something, otherwise how come so many people buy houses on plots and promptly demolish them!!
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Is that true? ABC or someone, I bet you'd know. Surely it must have to be of historical significance or something, otherwise how come so many people buy houses on plots and promptly demolish them!!
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Our problem was that there is a preservation order in Brisbane on anything built before WW2
did surprise me. Everyone does seem to be renovating the old Queenslanders, or knocking things down and building other houses.

Maybe some areas do have more stringent regulations. Here is a quote
New homes, extensions and renovations built in the Brisbane City Council area must comply with the council's building approvals and City Plan. In other areas of Brisbane, building and renovating must comply with the regulations of the relevant local council.
from http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/building/approvals/
 
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We found this out from estate agents when we were house hunting.

Not sure of exact areas it applies to, certainly some of the places built after WW2 look ancient, so an old house may look as if it's being torn down.

If you look in the house ads some will say "post war house", which means you can knock it down if desired.

See this one...
http://www.domain.com.au/real_estate...y+Road+CHELMER

Love to know more about it, if anyone knows...

Queenie


Originally posted by ABCDiamond
I must admit that the quote did surprise me. Everyone does seem to be renovating the old Queenslanders, or knocking things down and building other houses.

Maybe some areas do have more stringent regulations. Here is a quote from http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/building/approvals/
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Originally posted by queenie
We found this out from estate agents when we were house hunting.

Not sure of exact areas it applies to, certainly some of the places built after WW2 look ancient, so an old house may look as if it's being torn down.

If you look in the house ads some will say "post war house", which means you can knock it down if desired.

See this one...
http://www.domain.com.au/real_estate...y+Road+CHELMER

Love to know more about it, if anyone knows...

Queenie
depends if the council has put a preservation order on the house.

A lot of the older homes local councils have slapped on preservation orders.

so it all depends.. and when you buy an older house you should check these things with a search with a lawyer
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Queenie is absolutely correct. Brisbane City Council has as part of the city plan that you mustnt do anything to change the streetscape of a suburb. That means that if the property is pre-WW2 you cannot demolish it, but you may remove it and replace it with a similar style of house. Thats why there are so many replica qlders built in BCC territory. I think there are also *some* restrictions on renovating pre-WW2 buildings as well, but only from an streetscape perception ie the exterior must be similar in style to the original.

Post War is a free for all, demolish at your leisure.

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