News & Publications


  • 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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  • Stage 2 Light Rail

    With the successful completion of the Stage 1 light rail route, attention is now turning to the Stage 2 connection to link the light rail to the heavy rail line.

    The City of Gold Coast’s Transport Strategy 2031 recommended the Stage 2 route extend from Griffith University to  Parkwood where a new railway station was proposed to be built.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Moreton Bay Draft Planning Scheme Submission (1)

    This submission details the UDIA (Qld) Moreton Bay Branch response to the Draft Moreton Bay Regional Council Planning Scheme. 

    In this submission, we acknowledged a number of positive aspects in the new Draft Planning Scheme.

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