With newspapers like Quest News and the Gold Coast Bulletin succumbing to the financial impacts of COVID-19 and moving to become digital only publications, the Minister has introduced new temporary public notification requirements for development applications under the Planning (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020.
In addition to the plethora of Federal and State Government relief packages, local governments across Queensland have announced various support measures to further soften the economic impact of COVID-19 and support local businesses and community organisations.
Following the release of the Federal Government’s much publicised HomeBuilder Grant, we thought it was about time we looked, in depth, at the different financial incentives currently on offer to buyers across Queensland.
On 11 February 2020, Brisbane City Council officially adopted Major amendment package H (Citywide amendment – Restricting townhouses from single-home areas) which came into effect as part of the Brisbane City Plan 2014 v19.00/2020 on 1 May 2020.
Local planning schemes are regularly updated to accommodate for changes in legislation, community consultation and the latest information regarding best practice planning for specific localities. The changes can be minor, administrative or major amendments.
As a consequence of COVID-19, we know that every little saving or additional revenue can make a difference. Accordingly, we have collated a list of the different incentives currently on offer for new developments across South East Queensland.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was introduced in July 2016 and provides support to people with disabilities, their families and carers. It aims to help Australians under the age of 65 living with a disability…
In recent weeks, we have written about the different development incentives currently available across South East Queensland local government areas and funding available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This has identified that for certain developments to be eligible they must achieve a “gold standard of living” which begs the question, what is a “gold standard of living”?
Following the State Government’s decision in May 2019 to reject Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Local Planning Instrument (TLPI) banning townhouses and apartments in low density residential areas, Brisbane City Council recently released Major Amendment Packages H & J on public display.