COVID-19 industry news

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Latest COVID-19 news


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.

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.

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.

UDIA National: Keeping residential transactions

UDIA National has moved swiftly to develop a plan of action, advise government and industry and recommend interventions needed to sustain housing and construction activity during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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Redland announces $2 million assistance package

Redland City Council has responded to our early submission outlining initiatives council could implement to ensure continuity in city planning and assessment and measures to keep the property industry active in the region.
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Council announces Economic Recovery Group

Bundaberg Regional Council has responded to the Institute’s early letter outlining measures to ensure continuity for the local construction and development industry. An Economic Recovery Group has been established that includes representatives from the local community.
Brook Monahan

Member Insight: Mosaic Property Group

Our CEO Kirsty Chessher-Brown chatted with one of the founders of Mosaic Property Group, Brook Monahan, about how their organisation is responding to the pandemic.