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Local Government Must Share the State Government’s Planning Vision
Zoning
Tuesday July 4 2017

Local Government Must Share the State Government’s Planning Vision

In a recent decision by the VCAT on a housing development which was refused by the local council, the presiding member eloquently summarised the future of...

Should Cities Have More Power Downloaded to Them?
Urban Planning
Tuesday June 6 2017

Should Cities Have More Power Downloaded to Them?

Is central national government broken? Hyper-partisanship on many aspects of economic, education, health and aspects of life and society in Australia has the potential to deteriorate...

Work on Caloundra South Finally Commences
Urban Planning
Thursday October 15 2015

Work on Caloundra South Finally Commences

Queensland's Deputy Premier says construction of one of Australia's largest master planned communities, located on the Sunshine Coast, will create more than 20,000 jobs.

Planning Reform in Queensland – Evolution or Revolution
Urban Planning
Monday October 12 2015

Planning Reform in Queensland – Evolution or Revolution

Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad has opened the public consultation period for the state’s Draft Planning Bill known as...

QLD: Don’t Sweat the Budget; Sweat the Assets
Infrastructure
Tuesday July 21 2015

QLD: Don’t Sweat the Budget; Sweat the Assets

The recent Queensland Government budget confirmed continued funding for committed major projects such as Moreton Bay Rail, Gateway Upgrade North and Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, as...

Why Pre-purchase Property Inspectors Need to Be Licensed
Residential
Tuesday June 9 2015

Why Pre-purchase Property Inspectors Need to Be Licensed

Here’s an unfortunate fact: in Australia, only one state requires a pre-purchase building inspector to be licensed and that is Queensland. In every other Australian State,...

Who Ever Got Sacked for Employing a Blue Chip Constructor?
Business
Wednesday May 6 2015

Who Ever Got Sacked for Employing a Blue Chip Constructor?

The recent wage rises acquiesced to by Australia’s major contractors and developers must be the tipping point for a reappraisal of how construction contracts are awarded...

State Government to Protect Melbourne’s River Landscapes
Urban Planning
Friday September 20 2013

State Government to Protect Melbourne’s River Landscapes

The Victorian state government has announced it will implement strict planning rules to preserve Melbourne’s bushland on the Yarra River.

Great Potential Lies Within Large-Scale Water Harvesting
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 25 2013

Great Potential Lies Within Large-Scale Water Harvesting

On dry continents such as Australia, the harvesting of water is crucial in ensuring water security.