BRC DA lodgement fees

Bundaberg Regional Council has released its fee schedule for 2020/21.  While most DA lodgement fees will increase generally in accordance with the CPI there are exceptions. Find out more.

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Deadline looming

Remember "Bundaberg Open for Development 2016”, the Council’s thrice extended but now concluded incentives scheme?

If you were fortunate enough to secure discounts on your infrastructure charges under this scheme, but have not yet completed your development, it is most likely your discounts applicable to the uncompleted part will lapse on 26 June 2020.

Find out what you can do!

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Characteristics of a successful consultancy

What does InsiteSJC credit our longevity to?  What makes a consultancy successful?

We think it is the three T’s – Talent, Transparency and Trust.

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North Burnett Scheme Amendments

The InsiteSJC planning team is pleased to acknowledge the efforts of North Burnett Regional Council in progressing amendments to the planning scheme. Minor and administrative amendments commenced on Monday 3 February 2020. InsiteSJC had the pleasure of assisting the Council to make a series of amendments to ‘appropriately integrate’ SPP 2017, reflect the regulated requirements and make various other improvements and corrections.

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Congratulations to Nathan Freeman on his move to Greensill

InsiteSJC Principal Town Planner Nathan Freeman is taking up a new position with Greensill Farming Group as Planning, Assets and Projects Manager.

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2020 Planning Scheme Amendments commence

InsiteSJC's planning team recently received a briefing from Bundaberg Regional Council’s Manager of Strategic Planning, Evan Fritz, about recent amendments to the Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme that commenced on 10 February. 

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Uncover some history

We recently uncovered some history in the form of a 130-year-old survey blaze on a gum at Bucca.

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'Registered Planners' for good planning

Choose a PIA 'Registered Planner' to be sure of quality planning advice. InsiteSJC has the only consulting Registered Planners in the Bundaberg and Fraser Coast Regions. Only a small proportion of planners in all of Queensland, whether employed in the public, community or private sectors, meet the criteria for being a Registered Planner.

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Development incentives changes

The Bundaberg Regional Council today made further commitments to supporting the development industry to stimulate development and provide employment and economic growth for our region.

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Thank you for your support in 2017

What a big year it has been for InsiteSJC!  We have been involved in a diverse range of projects and are proud to be a part of the local community.  You, as our clients, suppliers, and fellow consultants are what keep us going. We cannot wait to see what projects come our way next year.  
We thought it would be an excellent opportunity to reflect on our year and share with you some of the major projects that we have been involved with from concept and approval phase through to construction. Excuse us for a little self-indulgence, but we appreciate being part of our client’s successes! Of course, this would also not be possible without the collegiate help of our many fellow consultants!

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Surveyors and the value of cadastral integrity

"The cadastre is a valuable record of property boundaries , and records property ownership, entitlements and restrictions under the Torrens title system. The cadastre records extents of land rights and interests and connects them to the Certificate of Title each time dealings are registered or new titles are created. The Certificate of Title therefore provides the foundation for land valuation and transfer of property ownership." (SSIQ)

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How far can you go

This blog discusses what it means for a proposal to 'conflict with' a planning scheme and the 'sufficient grounds test' that an assessment manager would need to apply in the event of such a conflict.

It is interesting sometimes to observe the community perception that all development proposals must comply with every aspect of the planning scheme. In reality, most development projects have some minor issue that requires dispensation or relaxation by the Council as the assessment manager.

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