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SSKB Strata Developer helps interstate developers neavigate Queensland legislation

Queensland Disclosure Statements Can Trip Interstate Developers

Attractive site purchase prices mean developers are branching out to different markets to maximise profits, but there are traps for those who come north to Queensland. Many developers not familiar with Queensland legislation can fall foul of compliance issues that arise from unique state legislation. One of those compliance issues is the obligation to disclose information to…


Market Report: Gold Coast

The Gold Coast property market remains buoyant with the highest number of growth suburbs. According to the Price Predictor Index: Winter 2016 report, the Gold Coast took out the top spot for sales activity as interstate investors look for new opportunities and developers are taking advantage of interest in the city as a result of…


Shopping For Development Opportunities

Developers shopping around for new development opportunities should consider putting a shopping centre in their basket. According to Gary Mortimer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the QUT Business School, changing consumer habits has left a number of suburban shopping centres on the shelf, as department stores – once drawcard anchor tenants – move to more…

Laguna on Hastings, an other quality development managed by SSKB

Market Report: Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is likely to benefit from investment dollars heading north in 2016 as interstate investors look for new opportunities and greater returns. According to the REIQ, the combination of growing confidence in the economy and ground breaking on major infrastructure projects has given the region added appeal. Among those key developments is the…


The Modern Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Roof top gardens are more than just a marketing gimmick, they are an increasingly important part of urban landscape as investors and residents look for a cool oasis in urban heat islands. According to Domain, green spaces on rooftops and podium levels are being highly sought after by purchasers. Developers of modern terrace developments are…

C3 development Cairns

Market Watch: Cairns & Townsville

A sleeping giant is about to emerge in Queensland’s north as developers look for new opportunities away from the capital cities. According to Core Logical research analyst Cameron Kusher, popular holiday destinations including Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and northern New South Wales are experiencing solid capital growth gains thanks to ‘equity rich’ homeowners from…

SSKB Developer Consultacy helped steer Hamilton Harbour's BMS

Cost Sharing in A Building Management Statement (BMS) scheme

In our last article, we looked at how to structure a Building Management Statement, or BMS. The BMS effectively controls anything tying one lot to another in a scheme, and is necessary to ensure there is a clear distinction between individual lots. This includes use of services and utilities, access to common property, and location…


Creating a Building Management Statement That Works

A Building Management Statement, or BMS, effectively controls anything which ties one lot volumetric to another within a shared building or shared site. This includes necessary services (water, gas), access to shared areas (stairwells and lifts), and any Body Corporate common property which is required to locate or install infrastructure essential to the operation of…


Market Watch: Brisbane

Following years of catching up with demand for new apartments in Brisbane, it is no surprise to find the Queensland capital now experiencing a rise in inner-city vacancies. According to The Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s latest rental report, vacancy was 3.8% in the December quarter, up from 3.4% in the previous quarter, but that…


A Flood Of Ideas To Prevent Water Inundation

Britain has faced its worst flooding in years, just a few weeks ago the Victorian city of Geelong experienced dramatic flash flooding and the Queensland floods of 2011 are still fresh in the minds of many. For architects, developers, builders and engineers, thoughtful and strategic ways to deal with flash flooding and inundation from rain events is a…

The Burcham, Sydney complete with roof top cinema

Developers Raise The Roof

There’s room at the top for adding increased value to multi-level developments – and best of all, it can be done relatively inexpensively. Roof top facilities are a clever way of using ‘dead’ space to create additional residential amenity and a strong marketing feature, especially in urban renewal projects in which public open space is…