We keep you updated on the important matters affecting our industry. Read through the latest news and updates from the Institute.


TOOWOOMBA: Planning Scheme Update

The Toowoomba Regional Council is currently undertaking a new Planning Scheme and Local Government Industry Plan (LGIP) review as part of the Toowoomba Region Futures Program.

BUNDABERG: Event wrap up

There was a great turn out of over 50 members for the Big Things in Bundy event on March 18. Branch President Nathan Freeman said it was great to network and hear from key local operators.

TOWNSVILLE: Event wrap up

There was a great turn out of over 40 members for the Spotlight on HomeBuilder branch event on March 11.

TOOWOOMBA: New planning scheme

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is preparing to seek wide public input into a major planning project- Toowoomba Region Futures, that will build a community vision for the region’s growth and development for the next 30 years.

MACKAY: Minor planning scheme policy update

Minor changes to the Mackay planning scheme policies (PSP) are expected to be made on March 1. These will affect PSPs regarding subsurface drainage design, structures/bridge design, cycle facilities, and pathway design, pavement design, and site regrading.

Nominations closing soon

Nominations for the position of Branch President and for membership to the Branch Executive Committee opened earlier this month.

Check your RPEQ

Queensland’s engineering industry should be prepared for compliance audits and investigations into non-compliance with the Professional Engineers (PE) Act to be conducted.