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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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Vow to Return Coast Waters

Vow to Return Coast Waters

ADC commends Campbell Newman and the Liberal National Party for promising to legislate for a Gold Coast Waterways Authority if elected. Sun, Surf, Sand and Water is the Gold Coast’s brand. It is this brand and the lifestyle behind it which this decision will help…

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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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What Economic Downturn?

What Economic Downturn?

What Economic Downturn? ADC is too busy to participate. Queensland based firm Arnold Development Consultants (ADC) is on the move. Despite the economic downturn, ADC have recently expanded to Gladstone adding another office, in a move that is already proving beneficial, with new projects in…

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Brick Tease, Council Grant Axed

Brick Tease, Council Grant Axed

Stimulus Needed For Gold Coast Says ADC Arnold Development Consultants (ADC) were disappointed by Gold Coast City Council’s recent decision not to proceed with the $5000-$8000 grant for new home buyers and builders. This grant would have been a great injection into the Gold Coast…

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