COVID-19 industry news

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Latest COVID-19 news

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Creating and supporting communities

For many people, 2020 was the first time normal lifestyles had been severely restricted. In the midst of this adversity, it became apparent how important the property industry is in fostering strong communities.
House construction

Home building builds the economy

Following on from the Institute’s release of The Perfect Storm: SEQ Land Supply Report the Institute held the sold out Lay of the Land event.
Building site

HomeBuilder sees development activity soar

The Federal Government’s HomeBuilder Grant has seen development and construction activity increase significantly with some members reporting a 400% increase in sales for house and land packages.
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Financing delays being experienced

The policy team has been receiving member feedback on HomeBuilder that brokers and financiers are delaying the progress of finances on the basis of land needing to be registered before valuations are carried out, or as part of the loan…

Gold Coast announces incentives

A range of incentives are available to the property development and construction industry as City of Gold Coast announces measures to stimulate work and boost local employment.
Recovery

Work continuing on MBRC COVID-19 recovery

The Institute is continuing its engagement with the Moreton Bay Regional COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sub-Group of council and on the Regional Economic Development Strategy for the Moreton Bay Region.

How will local government handle HomeBuilder?

The Institute has written to local governments to ensure they have resources in place to do their part in helping homebuyers access the HomeBuilder grant given the limited window of opportunity for accessing the grant.

Retirement villages update: Institute win

The Institute has welcomed the announcement that an extension has been granted for transitioning control of a retirement village following advocacy on the issue.
Kirsty Chessher-Brown

Update from the CEO

Our CEO, Kirsty Chessher-Brown, delivers a message to members.
Townsville

Institute pushes need for action

The Institute’s Townsville Branch President, Duane Gibson alongside other industry representatives recently met with council to recommend measures that respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Megan Kraft, Fraser Coast Branch President

Branch update from Megan Kraft

In times like these it is important as branch, industry, and community that we band together and pitch in to help everyone get through. We are certainly trying to do this locally at the moment.
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Local member sees sales activity soar during crisis

A local developer member in Central Queensland has reported its second busiest month to date amidst COVID-19. Melissa Hytch from Ingenta Property Group delivers on some good news despite uncertainty produced by COVID-19.
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Council COVID-19 survey: Share your experience

Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Economic Development team is working to gather information on COVID-19's impact on the local economy and how businesses are responding.