News & Publications


  • New Queensland Offsets Policy takes effect

    On 1 July 2014, the Queensland Government introduced a new environmental offsets framework which consolidates five offsets policies and offers three options for offset delivery including financial settlement, land-based or offsets delivered via a Direct Benefit Management Plan.

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  • The UDIA (Qld) lodges submission on Heritage Act Review

    Last month, the UDIA (Qld) provided a response to the Our Heritage: A collaborative effort – Discussion Paper.

    The Institute acknowledged the importance of maintaining our heritage and ensuring its protection through efficient and effective legislation and processes.

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  • New infrastructure charges framework

    After 15 months of consultation with the UDIA (Qld) and other stakeholders, the local government’s new infrastructure charges framework will take effect on Friday 4 July 2014.

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  • New water and sewerage connections arrangements

    From 1 July 2014, Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) and UnityWater (UW) will receive, assess and approve applications for the connection, disconnection or alteration to water and sewerage networks in their areas of operation.

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  • SARA customer satisfaction survey

    The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, and Planning’s State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) is currently conducting a customer satisfaction survey to assist them in making further improvements to the agency and in turn, better service to their customers.

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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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