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  • Koala referral guidelines adopted

    The Federal Government has released finalised referral guidelines to assist the industry when developing land in regions with Koala populations. These materials, including guidelines, maps and factsheets, support the decision to list the Koala as 'Vulnerable' under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) in 2012.

    The guidelines, maps and fact sheets provide much needed guidance and have a significant impact on numerous projects and potential development sites across Queensland.

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  • Election Campaign Update

    In the first eight days of the campaign there have been a handful of announcements of particular interest to the property development industry.

    In launching the election campaign, Premier Newman confirmed that if re-elected an LNP government would continue to focus on the property and construction industry as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy. The Institute welcomes confirmation that our industry would remain a focus for a re-elected LNP Government.

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  • UDIA (Qld) lodges Bundaberg Draft Planning Scheme Submission

    Last Friday 28 November 2014, the UDIA (Qld) Bundaberg Branch lodged a submission on the Bundaberg Region Draft Planning Scheme. The success of the Bundaberg Region Draft Planning Scheme is important for the industry to be able to provide strong communities, affordable and diverse housing, employment, and recreation opportunities for our growing region.

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  • Priority Development Infrastructure Co-Investment Program Update

    Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) has provided UDIA (Qld)’s policy committees with an update on the new Priority Development Infrastructure (PDI) Co-Investment Program.

    The PDI program is an initiative resulting from the Infrastructure Charges Review which has been designed to facilitate infrastructure that will enable significant economic development.

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  • Planning and Development Act Update

    The UDIA (Qld) has been actively involved in consultation with the State Government as part of their review of planning legislation, and strongly supports the direction of the State Government.

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  • Power in the regions - UDIA (Qld) Bundaberg Event

    The next Road Show event in the UDIA (Qld) Knowledge Series is coming to Bundaberg on 16 September 2014, 7:30am at the Spinnaker.

    Ergon Energy will be presenting their recent business restructure, key changes to local representatives, Ergon's investment plans for the Australian Energy Regulator 2015 - 2020 and power issues.

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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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