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  • Coastal Planning Laws & Vegetation Management

    On 1 April the UDIA (Qld) will meet with the new Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, the Honourable Doctor Steven Miles MP. 


    At that meeting the UDIA (Qld) will be seeking some clarity in relation to remarks in a media release from 4 March stating that the Palaszczuk Government would be “reinstating coastal planning laws axed by the LNP Government”

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  • We’re re-establishing our magazine

    The UDIA (Qld) is excited to announce our Signature publication, The Urban Developer, is undergoing a total rebrand.

    With the dawn of a new year and our industry moving forward, we felt it presented a perfect opportunity to harness this evolutionary phase and deliver a refreshed way of sharing the news and views of the industry through a rebranded magazine.

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  • UDIA (Qld) delivers important industry messages

    UDIA (Qld) CEO Marina Vit delivered a message on behalf of our members at a boardroom luncheon attended by the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Treasurer, Curtis Pitt this week.

    Marina stressed the importance of policy certainty and industry confidence in ensuring a healthy property development sector, which in turn provided for a strong economy and the creation of jobs for Queenslanders.

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  • State Government supports Gold Coast light Rail

    On Tuesday 4 March, the new Queensland Government stated it will support Stage Two of the Gold Coast light rail project and wants it completed by April 2018, in time for the Commonwealth Games. Stage Two of the light rail project will connect Stage One (Southport – Broadbeach) to the current Brisbane to Gold Coast heavy rail line.

    The UDIA (Qld) Gold Coast Logan Branch welcomes the new Government’s support for the project and will bring members more information, such as timing and funding arrangements, as it becomes available.

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  • Reduced charges to stimulate student accommodation

    The UDIA (Qld) congratulates Brisbane City Council and Queensland Urban Utilities on their decision to reduce infrastructure charges for student accommodation in inner Brisbane.

    Providing higher education to international students is Australia’s fourth largest export sector and this initiative will help developers deliver well located and more affordable accommodation for these students. Plus, it will continue to boost Brisbane’s international appeal as a student hotspot.

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  • Property Market Movement Report released: Gold Coast up, Logan stable

    The Department of Natural Resources and Mines has released the Valuer-General’s Property Market Movement Report 2015. A copy of the accompanying media release can be found here. The Report provides an overview of the change in property values across Queensland and across land use types. This Report accompanies the release of annual statutory land valuations for each local government authority.

    The Report also stated that median residential and multi-unit values have improved – particularly in South East Queensland. Overall, land values were relatively stable in Logan, with residential values up 0.5% and multi-unit residential values down 0.9%. The Gold Coast also had an increase, with residential values up by 9.5% and multi-unit median land values increasing by 11.7%.

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  • New NBN Greenfield Rollout Plan to Commence 1 March 2015

    The Federal Government’s new policy for the rollout of the NBN in greenfield areas is due to come into effect from 1 March 2015.  While the final policy is still yet to be announced by the Government, UDIA understands that it will, for the most part, remain largely unchanged from the draft policy, which is available in full here.

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