News

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

Retaining walls

Clarity on retaining walls ongoing

Ipswich City Council continues work on its draft fact sheet for Site Responsive Design, Earthworks and Retaining Walls with collaboration with Economic Development Queensland (EDQ).
Property Valuation

Valuation problem progressing to a fix

The Institute has obtained the support of the Australian Property Institute (API) for valuations to better match the sale price of new property.

Main Roads review underway

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking a review of Section 62 Access approvals and Section 33 Road Works approvals under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994. These are applications for road works on a State-controlled road, including access...
Industrial Park

Institute call for capital works investments gains traction

The first tranche of accelerated works projects has been announced by the Queensland Government as part of the economic recovery plan. Eight projects were announced comprising $66 million in capital works to help rebuild Queensland’s economy.
Road works

Institute weighs in on catalytic fund

The Institute’s CEO Kirsty Chessher-Brown has written to all local governments that cover branch territory, to provide assistance identifying priority projects for the Queensland Government’s recent announcement on Building Acceleration Fund.

Mid-year update: LGIP an advocacy win

Toowoomba Branch President, Stephen Bowers recently provided a mid-year update and summarised the branch achievements of 2020. This year’s update had a strong COVID-19 theme and how the industry was going to bounce back.

Unitywater goes for faster asset handover

With the time-limited HomeBuilder grant fuelling strong residential development activity, timely network connection approvals has never been more critical.

Flood amendments preparations

Mackay Regional Council has commenced preparations to amend the current Planning Scheme with public consultation and commencement set for late 2020.

Andergrove flood study underway

Mackay Regional Council is currently undertaking a flood study over Andergrove and Beaconsfield. The study will be based on the guidance outlined in the Mackay Guideline for Flood and Stormwater Reports.

Waterfront PDA EOI

Mackay Regional Council recently provided a briefing on the Waterfront Priority Development Area Expression of Interest (EOI) process.