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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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Construction Kick Start Warning  – Gold Coast

Construction Kick Start Warning – Gold Coast

ADC again congratulates Mayor Tom Tate and his team for helping to restore consumer and business confidence in the local market through the Construction Kick Start initiative. The necessity of such a program has been emphasised, with almost 300 applications over 7 months. Council has…

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GCCC Construction Kickstart Update

GCCC Construction Kickstart Update

Further to Gold Coast City Council’s announcement on Friday of an infrastructure charge ‘holiday’, the limited detail released to date reveals that there are caps on the discount on charges for which each project might be eligible. Whilst ADC recognises that GCCC has a budget…

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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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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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The Elephant In The Cupboard The Coastal Management Plan Must Be Stopped

The Elephant In The Cupboard The Coastal Management Plan Must Be Stopped

The Elephant in the Cupboard – Why in its current format the State Government’s Plan for Coastal Management Needs To Be Stopped The Queensland Coastal Plan (QCP) has been brought about by a three-year statutory review of the existing State Coastal Management Plan (2001). The…

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