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Logan City Council Amendments to Infrastructure Charging Commenced 01 April 2021
April 8, 2021

A full list of amendments are detailed in Council’s Fact Sheet and include: -Application of the latest maximum adopted charge as per the Planning Regulation 2017 being $30,226 per new…

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BCC Extends Support for Brisbane’s Construction Industry – Extends range of discounted DA fees until 31 March 2021
December 1, 2020

Brisbane City Council (BCC) has extended its support for Brisbane’s construction industry and are extending a range of discounted DA fees and services until 31 March 2021. Details of BCC’s…

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Gold Coast City Council – Express Development Applications
November 5, 2020

Gold Coast City Council has introduced a new fast-track service, Express Development Application (Express DA). Express DA replaces the existing RiskSMART service and is available for a range of low…

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Gold Coast City Council Support for the Building and Construction Industry
October 7, 2020

Gold Coast City Council has announced a range of measures to support the city’s building and construction industry during COVID-19. The measures came into effect from 1 October 2020 with…

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BCC Giving a Further Boost to Brisbane’s Construction Industry
September 16, 2020

From 1 October 2020, the minor development fee (usually applied for additions and alteration works), including each additional instance of small-scale building works (up to three items), will be free…

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Brisbane City Council – New tools for accessing Planning and Building Information
September 1, 2020

We are excited that BCC (Brisbane City Council) has released new tools for accessing planning and building information, including new search tools for City Plan and the release of Development.i…

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Low Rise Housing Diversity Code and Development of Medium Density Housing in NSW
July 31, 2020

Since 1 July 2020, the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code specified in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) has been operational across…

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NSW First Home Buyers – Now is a great time to consider your DA
July 28, 2020

The NSW Government has just announced a temporary pause in stamp duty for new homes under $800,000 for first home buyers. HIA has welcomed this construction boost initiative and believes…

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BCC Initiatives for the Building and Construction Industry from 1 July 2020
July 1, 2020

Brisbane City Council is offering a range of free and discounted services and financial incentives until 30 Sep 2020 to stimulate new building and construction, including smaller scale projects. Do…

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