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  • Broadwater Marine Project/Cruise Ship Terminal

    The Queensland Government has determined that the Broadwater Marine Project including a cruise ship terminal will not be permitted to occur on The Spit.

    This decision has been interpreted by some in the community to mean that the project is no longer supported and will not be proceeding. We confirm the project is still under consideration but is now restricted to Wavebreak Island and including a bridge connection to Labrador.

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  • Southport Priority Development Area good news for industry

    Southport was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) on 4 October 2013. On 5 September 2014, the City marked another major milestone through the adoption of the Southport Priority Development Area Scheme (PDA Scheme) by the Queensland Government.

    The PDA Scheme now supersedes the Interim Land Use Plan which no longer has effect.  All development applications will now be assessed against the Southport PDA Scheme.

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  • Stage 2 Light Rail

    With the successful completion of the Stage 1 light rail route, attention is now turning to the Stage 2 connection to link the light rail to the heavy rail line.

    The City of Gold Coast’s Transport Strategy 2031 recommended the Stage 2 route extend from Griffith University to  Parkwood where a new railway station was proposed to be built.

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  • UDIA (Qld) Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner

    Judging for the UDIA (Qld) 2014 Awards for Excellence has commenced and we’d like to thank all businesses and individuals who have submitted entries for a hotly contested award this year.

    We’ve received a number of high calibre entries from right across Queensland this year and it’s guaranteed our judges will have their work cut out for them.

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  • Priorities for the next term of Government

    The UDIA (Qld) would like to hear your views on the priorities for the next term of Government in Queensland.

    With a State Election due in March 2015, what do you think should be the priorities for a newly elected Government so that our industry can deliver thriving and affordable communities?

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  • Gold Coast Draft City Plan submission update

    We are delighted to announce the successful submission of the UDIA (Qld) Gold Coast Logan Branch response to the City of Gold Coast Council in relation to the Draft City Plan 2015.

    The Institute considers the new Draft Plan to be a critical determining factor of the future health of the Gold Coast development industry and more importantly, the ability of the industry to provide strong communities, affordable housing, employment and entertainment opportunities for our growing city.

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  • City of Gold Coast planning reform

    The City of Gold Coast has established a project to address business and customer impacts arising from state and local planning (legislative and policy) reforms.

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