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  • Will the new Coastal Management District affect your development?

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has announced plans to release a new Coastal Management District, re-introducing climate change factors including a sea level rise of 0.8 metres by 2100.

    The UDIA (Qld) has requested a meeting with the Minister’s Office and DEHP to discuss these changes and will update you as soon as we know more.

    In the meantime, we strongly recommend you provide us with feedback on if and how the new CMD may affect your land holdings and future development plans before Friday 31 July 2015.

    This will greatly assist the Institute to ensure the views of our industry are heard and help to advocate to minimise red tape around the process.

    It’s very simple - follow our step-by-step process here.

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  • Mackay Regional Council responds to Corporate Plan feedback

    The UDIA ((Qld) Mackay Whitsunday Branch has received formal feedback from the Mackay Regional Council on its submission to the draft Corporate Plan 2015 -2020.

     

    The Corporate Plan was adopted by Council on 10 June and Council committed to implementing specific actions requested by the Institute, including:

     

    ·         Undertaking active engagement with the development industry, including the UDIA, in review and implantation of the Wharf Precinct Master plan

    ·         Removing reference to establishing a commercial entity within council to facilitate land and property development

    ·         Adding the $5 million Better Community Building Fund and the $1.8 million Invest Mackay Events and Conference Attraction Programs to deliver economic stimulus and boost the local economy

    ·         Work with the State Government and industry to progress the Rosella Industrial Estate.

     

    The council has also agreed to undertake a ‘regular review and annual reporting of Planning Scheme amendments, covering the years 2016 – 2020’.

     

    Mackay Regional Council Acting Chief Executive Officer David McKendry thanked the Branch for its consideration and participation in the consultation process and for the strong ongoing relationship between the UDIA and Council.

     

    The final version of the Corporate Plan 2015 – 2020 is available here.

     
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  • Make your ambition pozible

    A few years ago, two bright sparks named Rick and Alan came up with an idea that was set to revolutionise the world of start up and new project funding and take ideas big and small from pipe dreams to reality…

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  • New Draft Planning Scheme Meeting with Council

    The Branch is particularly delighted to be invited to a workshop on the New Draft Planning Scheme with Moreton Bay Regional Council on 23 July.

    Branch President Keith Cairns said a panel of branch representatives will meet with the Acting Manager Strategic Planning Kate Isles and the new Director of Strategic Planning, Stuart Pentland to discuss the new Scheme and Feedback from the meeting will be communicated in a Member Alert.

    Following the recent Council Coordination meeting, Council requested any members who have outstanding issues from the previous draft scheme to contact Kate Isles for feedback.  

    Further, Council reported there has been an increase in pre-lodgement meetings which has led to development applications being assessed in a more seamless manner.

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  • Queensland Budget 2015 - 16. What's in it for the Gold Coast?

    The UDIA (Qld) issued a special alert to members this week, highlighting 2015-16 State Budget points which relate to the property industry.

    If you missed the information, you can view the Budget Summary provided by UDIA (Qld) here.

    The State Government has also produced 11 Regional Budget Statements which outline the Government’s investment and initiatives in the regions. Check out the Gold Coast / Logan fact sheet here.

    If you are interested in Budget details for other Queensland regions, read more:

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  • Queensland Budget 2015-16 – What’s in it for Bundaberg?

    The UDIA (Qld) issued a special alert to members this week, highlighting 2015-16 State Budget points which relate to the property industry.

    If you missed the information, you can view the Budget Summary provided by UDIA (Qld) here.

    The State Government has also produced 11 Regional Budget Statements which outline the Government’s investment and initiatives in the regions. Check out the Wide Bay (Bundaberg & Fraser Coast) statement here.

    Read on to view the Budget details for other Queensland regions.

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