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.