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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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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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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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Funding Announced To Ease QLD Housing Crisis

Funding Announced To Ease QLD Housing Crisis

FUNDING ANNOUNCED TO EASE REGIONAL QLD HOUSING CRISIS   The QLD government has announced long term funding to address the housing and land shortages in Central Queensland regional areas The rental crisis in regional Queensland mining towns, stemming from a shortage in housing and land,…

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Valuations Killing Home Sales in Queensland

Valuations Killing Home Sales in Queensland

ADC calls for an urgent review by the State Government of Queensland valuation processes See Below: Brian Stewart (CEO UDIA QLD) presents the latest housing finance figures and offers his assessment of the problems plaguing Queensland’s property valuation system. Housing finance upward trend Latest housing…

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Accommodation Short-Fall in Central Queensland

Accommodation Short-Fall in Central Queensland

Judgement a positive step towards rectifying accommodation short fall in Central Queensland Arnold Development Consultants’ (ADC’s) Central Queensland office is in frequent receipt of enquiries regarding the potential to develop land in redress of the shortage of accommodation in the region stemming from the resources…

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From The Planning Desk –  QLD Miner’s Accommodation Planning & Environment Case

From The Planning Desk – QLD Miner’s Accommodation Planning & Environment Case

The judgement in this case will be of great interest to those of you with the ever-so-common enquiry these days around Central Queensland of whether Council’s ought to consider favourably proposals for housing development (miner’s accommodation) on rural-zoned land despite the planning scheme suggesting it…

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World Class Busway, A World Away For Logan

World Class Busway, A World Away For Logan

By Matilda Butler Logan commuters have to wait, squashed in traffic day after day for fifteen years until they have the privilege of being connected to Brisbane City via the successful South East Busway. According to Queensland Transport, in 2001, plans for an extension of…

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Queensland Leads in August Approvals

Queensland Leads in August Approvals

More positive news that we have turned the corner in Queensland. An increase in Queensland in building approvals in the month of August of defying a national fall of 0.4% is certainly welcome news. Queensland Leads in August Approvals Queensland has come out ahead of…

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