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Development Incentives Policies Released

Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Unitywater introduced policies commencing 3 July 2017 in a joint initiative to provide incentives for development in key target areas, where existing infrastructure has capacity to serve higher density development. Sunshine Coast Regional Council One of the main guiding principles for the introduction of this policy…

BCC Future Infrastructure Planning – Open for Submissions

Brisbane City Council are preparing a draft Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) which includes plans for around 1000 projects over a 10-year horizon (2016-2026) in the following four networks: Stormwater network Transport network – roads, pathways, ferry terminals and bus stops Public parks network Land for community facilities network The LGIP will ultimately be incorporated…

New City Centre Neighbourhood Plan Adopted by Council

On Tuesday 14 February 2017, Council adopted the City Centre Neighbourhood Plan together with consequential amendments to Brisbane City Plan 2014. The new City Centre Neighbourhood Plan becomes effective on Friday 24 March 2017. The new Neighbourhood Plan retains much of the content as originally advertised and represents changes to key criteria for assessment of…

How Affordable is Retirement Living in our Smart Cities.

Affordable Living for Australia's Seniors Discussed at 9th International Urban Design Conference. Accessibility to well designed and affordable retirement accommodation for Australia’s older population is an ever increasing challenge for our cities. Demand for retirement living is set to double by 2027 with over 65s the fastest growing age group in Australia. By 2060, over…

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