Monthly archive for May2013

Development Assessment Streamlined – Queensland

Development Assessment Streamlined – Queensland

Background Probably the vast majority of land development in Queensland is managed through the framework of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). Chapter 2 therein identifies the various State planning instruments against which assessable development is to be assessed by the relevant assessment manager (usually…

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GCCC “Buy Local” Procurement Policy

GCCC “Buy Local” Procurement Policy

ADC congratulates the Gold Coast City Council for its new “buy local” procurement policy. The new policy provides locally-based businesses the first bite at $250 million in Council contracts every year. The Details: – Purchases less than $15,000 go to Gold Coast businesses only –…

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Positive Queensland – Confidence Coming Back

Positive Queensland – Confidence Coming Back

UDIA Queensland – Development and Construction Industry Performance Report Early 2013 has been a turning point for confidence. Since the beginning of the year median house prices and share prices have risen, Queensland trend unemployment has fallen, and retail spending has exceeded expectations.  It seems…

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Light Rail – From Nowhere To  Nowhere

Light Rail – From Nowhere To Nowhere

Any major infrastructure investment into a region such as the Light Rail Project on the Gold Coast should be welcomed. Whilst it is a great positive to see such investment into public transport on the Gold Coast, the success of the project will rest with…

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