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  • Voluntary Mechanism for Stormwater Quality Management

    The UDIA (Qld) Mackay Whitsunday Branch has been extensively consulting and collaborating with the Mackay Regional Council on the voluntary mechanism for stormwater quality management policy.

    In consultation with UDIA (Qld), Council will review the policy annually against actual costs incurred by Council in undertaking regional treatment strategies. The Branch has made this a condition for our on-going support for this policy. We will continue to monitor the policy to ensure the offset rate is fair and reflects actual costs to provide off-site treatment.

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  • Ergon Energy Network Update event

    The UDIA (Qld) Mackay Whitsunday Branch hosted a briefing by Ergon Energy on 4 September 2014. The event featured speakers, Gordon Taylor, Executive Strategy for Revenue and Transformation, Ergon Energy and Simon Perkins, Director of SPA Consulting Engineers, who shared their insight on the recent Ergon Energy restructure, future investment plans and the impact this would have on the local property development industry.

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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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  • New Client Service Charter aims to fast-track development projects

    The UDIA (Qld) Mackay Whitsunday Branch has been working with the Mackay Regional Council to improve development related services and is proud to announce the successful signing of a client service charter between the Branch and Council. The client service charter is part of the Mackay Regional Council’s ongoing development application reform process (Focus in Development Action Project).

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  • Review of Council’s Draft Water Quality Offsets Policy

    The UDIA (Qld) Mackay Whitsunday Branch has provided Mackay Regional Council (MRC) with extensive submissions in regard to their draft Water Quality Offsets Policy. The Offsets Policy is a voluntary scheme which provides developers with the option to make a contribution toward off-site treatment of stormwater quality, rather than providing suitable devices onsite.

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  • SEQ Regional Plan: Seats are selling fast!

    Hear from the State Government and three industry thought leaders about the current review of the SEQ Regional Plan, how a new plan might differ from the existing one, and the role the Plan will play in the future of SEQ.

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