Copyright public apology received

We publish a public apology from Bernard Kemps and Mark Mergard.
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Dual Occupancies - new housing opportunities for Bundaberg

The Bundaberg Regional Council Planning Scheme 2015 now makes it easier to develop a Dual occupancy. Read our information sheet and find out about developing your own!
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Release of draft Bundaberg Planning Scheme

What should we expect from the new planning scheme... areas for urban expansion? more rural residential? some industry and commercial projects no longer needing approvals. Yes, and much more!
There will be many new opportunities but the scheme, in the new State-mandated format, will be very different than the current four schemes it will replace.

Bundaberg Regional Council's consultation period is from Monday 22 September until 28 November 2014.

Phone now on 07 4151-6677 for a free preliminary phone consultation to find out how we can help you.

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New Planning Act on its way

The core reason we need reform in the planning system is to do with the way assessment managers are required to assess and decide development applications - the IDAS decision rules. We supposedly have a performance-based system but, in effect, the legislation does anything but allow a Council to balance the pros and cons of a development proposal.

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1 Sept 2014 Infrastructure charges discount deadline

Time is running out to meet the 1 September 2014 deadline

On 13 August 2013 Bundaberg Regional Council launched its 'Bundaberg Open for Development' package of incentives designed to stimulate development activity, economic growth and employment. A key incentive is the discounting of the adopted infrastructure charges or conditioned contributions.
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State referral trigger fees to rise by 800%

Development applications that trigger referrals under IDAS may cost 800% more in the future. 

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