Monthly archive for September2011

Introducing The Pocket Zoner

Introducing The Pocket Zoner

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Gold Coast Mayor – Head in the Sand?

Gold Coast Mayor – Head in the Sand?

The City of the Gold Coast needs an immediate building boost, red tape reduction and a “we are open for business” mentality from its Council (refer to No More Red Tape, Closed for Business? & Stimulus needed for Gold Coast). From the Mayor’s comments (see…

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Quarterly Report Points To Painfully Slow Recovery

Quarterly Report Points To Painfully Slow Recovery

Upon analysis of the UDIA’s quarterly report, ADC reiterates the necessity for urgent local and state government action to enable a recovery within the construction and development sectors. Quarterly Report Points to Painfully Slow Recovery A further 7,357 full –time construction jobs were lost in…

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Smart Governance – Not More Red tape!

Smart Governance – Not More Red tape!

ADC reaffirm our plea for improved efficiencies in State Planning Processes and best practice for Local Government. We also reiterate that now is not the time to introduce a State Planning Policy for Coastal Management (refer to our previous article on the QLD Coastal Plan) which could potentially…

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Gold Coast Closed For Business?

Gold Coast Closed For Business?

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke’s recent media release on building activity continuing (see below) states that the City’s development and building activity continues, but by the Mayor’s own figures, building activity on the Gold Coast whilst continuing is still clearly in significant decline from 2010…

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Queensland Boom State 2012

Queensland Boom State 2012

Growth Years Tipped for Queensland Tony Grant-Taylor QUEENSLAND can look forward to booming growth in the next four or five years, according to economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel, with mining and infrastructure investment leading the way. “You’ll wake up next year in a much stronger economy…

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Dysfunctional Council & Bloated Bureaucracy Decimates City

Dysfunctional Council & Bloated Bureaucracy Decimates City

(Gold Coast Bulletin “Council’s Killing the Coast” Nick Nichols) The latest figures for building approvals and starts released by the GCCC for August 2011 are disturbing to say the very least. Last month a meagre 11 building approvals were completed, started or in progress in…

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From The Planning Desk – The QLD  Coastal Plan

From The Planning Desk – The QLD Coastal Plan

On 7 April 2011 the Queensland Coastal Plan (QCP) was released by the Department of Environment & Resource Management (DERM). The QCP is comprised of two elements: The State Policy for Coastal Management (SPCM) – this details provisions relevant to the custodians of on-going operational…

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“Muscle Towns” Rent By The Room

“Muscle Towns” Rent By The Room

Gladstone Rental Crisis Arnold Development Consultants (ADC) and developers alike have identified that there is a shortage of housing in Gladstone at present. This is leading to a spike in land value and rentals. Muscle Towns like Gladstone and Mackay are playing catch up to…

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