As Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane is home to a large and well-established development industry, employing 9% of the city’s workforce.

It is the city’s fifth largest employer, accounting for 59,000
direct jobs and supporting a further 72,000 jobs indirectly.

The Brisbane branch actively works with all levels of government to ensure the industry continues to support the local economy.


BIFOLA hits now: check new requirements

October 1 is the date some new requirements arising from the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (BIFOLA Act) come into play.

State Government Infrastructure charges cap and SARA fee increases

The Infrastructure Charges cap is up by 2.9% and State Agency Referral Assessment (SARA) fees and tribunal fees are up by 1.8%. In light of the challenging economic conditions, the decision to increase state fees during a global pandemic and…

Street design manual: walkable neighbourhoods

Aligning with the Queensland Government’s introduction of the Healthy and active communities mandatory provisions, the Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods is live and available for members to support planning for and delivering walkable neighbourhoods.

Local Events

In Review: Environmental Offsets

December 8, 2020 Brisbane

We’ve locked in the Federal and State Government’s to provide clarity on the complexities of Environmental Offsets.

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Zoe Kemp

Denis Snowdon

Brisbane & Ipswich Golf Day

October 9, 2020 Brisbane, Ipswich

The Brisbane & Ipswich Golf Day is back for 2020! On October 9, we will be teeing off at St Lucia Golf Links for a…

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Housing Market Forecast

July 30, 2020 Brisbane

Join us on July 30 to hear the Housing Market Forecast firsthand and in the flesh. Find out if house and unit prices are on…

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Cameron Kusher

Cameron Leggatt

Bruce Harper


Brisbane Branch