Ten commandments for development assessment

We have a new planning regime commencing in Queensland in July 2017. With the objective of streamlining planning and development assessment processes, many are expecting the Planning Act 2016 and associated legislation to revolutionise the development landscape. We think otherwise!

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Avoid the public notification blackout period over Christmas

Property developers should keep in mind the timing of publicly notifying relevant applications. Notification between 20 December in any year to 5 January in the following year does not count towards the 15 or 30 business day notification period.

A 15-day notification needs to commence by 28 November to avoid the blackout period. Act now!

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Copyright public apology received

We publish a public apology from Bernard Kemps and Mark Mergard.
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