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2022 Queensland Land Valuations – do you need to object?

The 2022 Queensland Land Valuations were released yesterday, 31 March 2022. You can find further information about your land valuation here New valuations for properties...
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Probuild Collapse and Sub-contractor Recovery Options

On 24 February 2022 builder Probuild was placed in administration.  This leaves in the vicinity of $5b worth of building projects in limbo around the...
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Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project – Funding Commitment Announced by the Queensland Government

Recently the Queensland Government committed $1.121 billion in funding to deliver the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail project.  The project is expected to have...
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High Court clarifies whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor

Earlier this month the High Court delivered two highly anticipated decisions regarding whether a worker was an employee or an independent contractor.  The High Court...
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Major Amendments proposed for the Logan Planning Scheme 2015

Logan City Council (Council) is proposing four major amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme (Planning Scheme), being: Health care service amendment (view Explanatory Report) Housing and...
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How Much Can a Koala Bear? Koala Protection Measures in SEQ

Development in mapped koala areas has become a complex framework, meaning that developers and consultants need to have significant knowledge about the koala protection framework...
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Is your property affected by the Logan and Gold Coast Faster Rail Project?

If you have received a letter from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), identifying your property as being impacted by the proposed Logan...
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Challenging conditions of approval … what are my options?

You have received your development approval from Council, but you are not happy with some of the conditions Council has imposed.  There are options available...
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Casual Employees – A Permanent Solution?

In June last year we reported on the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in WorkPac Pty Ltd v. Rossato. The Full...
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Trunk vs. Non-Trunk Infrastructure and Conversion Applications

The Planning Act 2016 (Planning Act) gives applicants the ability to apply to Council to convert non-trunk infrastructure required by a condition of approval to...
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Environmental offsets: an overview of process

Many local governments, including many in Central Queensland, do not currently impose conditions in their development approvals in relation to environmental offsets.  Part of the...
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It’s not the end of the road if your development approval has lapsed

It’s that heart wrenching moment and panic that we all want to avoid as either developers or consultants when you realise your development approval has...