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  • Queensland takes out a third of UDIA National Awards

    Last night’s UDIA National Awards for Excellence Gala, held in Sydney, saw over 900 industry representatives gather to celebrate the nation’s best developments. And we are pleased to say it was a massive night for Queensland. On a national scale we proved once again that Queensland’s property development industry really does set the benchmark for development across the nation.

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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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  • Property Market Movement Report released: Rockhampton residential values rising

    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. In Rockhampton, multi-unit residential values increased significantly – up 10.8%. Residential (single dwelling) values were more subdued - rising 1.8%.

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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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