Sustainable Planning Regulation to cut red tape in Queensland

On 15th March 2013 the QLD Government passed the Sustainable Planning Amendment Regulation (No.1) 2013, introducing a number of changes to the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009, to improve the efficiency of the State’s integrated development assessment system.  The changes are part of the Government’s broader policy to streamline and integrate development assessment processes and reduce…

The WOW factor

Standing on the sustainable decking material at Ridges Peregian Springs on the Sunshine Coast, looking over the heated pools, tennis courts, BBQ area and gym I thought to myself “WOW”. FKP, an SSKB client, aims to open their new recreational facilities shortly.   The facilities are a stand out feature of the strata scheme with fees…

First CMS Reverted

First CMS Reverted Recently the First Community Management Statement (CMS) to be reverted back to old entitlements was registered at the Titles Office. The Titles Office was caught off-guard when the amendments to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 took effect on 14 April this year and consequently, all of the new CMS’s…

Buyer beware – Are you purchasing a site for a project under a BMS arrangement ?

When purchasing sites under an existing Building Management Statement (BMS) arrangement it is important to request the expected outgoings (and evidence thereof) prior to purchasing. A recent client purchased a site under a BMS arrangement.  When time came to deliver contracts to sign up purchasers and secure funding the outgoings for the site were investigated…