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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area Reaches Major Milestone

    The Branch has been involved in extensive consultations with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on this Development Scheme, having previously submitted our concerns in April 2010 on the original draft Maroochydore Priority Activity Centre (PAC) Structure which included the Maroochydore City Centre Priority Development Area (PDA).

    The PDA reached a major milestone with the approval of the Development Scheme in July 2014. The Branch commends Council on the efforts undertaken to engage with the industry and we are delighted to see many of the issues raised in our 2010 and 2014 submissions have been addressed.
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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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  • Sunshine Coast Offsets event

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has just released its Environmental Offsets Policy. What does this mean for your development projects? Join the UDIA (Qld) Sunshine Coast Branch and speakers Alan Key, Managing Director of EARTHTRADE, Murray Saunders, Director of Saunders Havill Group and Scott Buchannan, Director of Ecosystem Outcomes, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on 8 August 2014, as we unpack the new policy and discuss how it will affect your projects

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