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RBA Holds Rates !!!

On another glorious Melbourne Cup Day RBA has released its Media Statement on Monetary Policy Decision to HOLD rates which can only help development. Click here for full RBA Media Statement. AND for those that had an Aussie punt on FIORENTE – congratulations !!! Read about Gai Waterhouse’s Fiorente here.

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Gold Coast – International Transformation

Property Researcher, Colleen Coyne, today released her newsletter “Gold Coast – International Transformation” five years on from the Global Financial Crisis, she reviews the Gold Coast’s progress towards recovery. Her newsletter reviews, through the prism of the involvement of international investors and developers in the next round of City Building and development projects.   It is…

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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…

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Is your new development Foxtel Ready?

There are now over 2.2 million Foxtel subscribers in Australia. For occupants to be able to access Foxtel when they move into your new development, a system needs to be constructed which delivers signals to each wall plate. Correctly pre-wiring the development is a critical first step in ensuring that the Foxtel service is available…

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Innovation will make all the difference to housing affordability

Urbis released a Report to the National Housing Supply Council (2012) entitled: Scoping Study into Housing Supply Responses to Change in Affordability, Australia. The report was commissioned to conduct scoping research into the residential construction industry’s responses to changes in affordability. The report includes interviews with developers, builders and industry peak bodies and highlights opportunities…

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Floods, Floods, Floods!!!

There has so much information hitting the media about the recent Queensland flood crisis. There has also been a lot of confusion about how strata schemes faired throughout this time. Fear not the best place to go for information and ongoing support is your friendly body corporate manager. SSKB has put together some great areas…

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UDIA QLD Awards for Excellence

Last Friday night UDIA Queensland celebrated the unveiling of the top projects of the year at the UDIA Boral Awards for Excellence. Queensland’s entire development industry was on display with projects from around the state taking out top honours. SSKB’s Strata Developer would very much like to congratulate all the winners and finalists for their…

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Choosing a Titling Structure to match your Development Timeframes

Choosing a Titling Structure to match your Development Time Frames

One of the key factors driving titling structures in today’s market is the time frame when a stage registers and the reflective period in the Strata Scheme yearly cycle. Schemes that are titled under a Building Management Statement (BMS) have capital implications if the schemes are developed over long periods. Products coming on line are…

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QLD Lot Entitlements Amendment Bill 2012

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie announced on Friday the introduction of the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012. This amendment removes the controversial reversion process introduced by the former Labor Government. Click here to view the details. 

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Let’s talk GLOBAL – UDIA Lunch

ATTENTION SOUTH EAST QUEENSLANDER’S Saul Eslake, an Australian economist made famous after working as the chief economist at the ANZ Bank will present at an industry luncheon on Wednesday September 12th. Saul Eslake is now the chief economist in Australia for a global organisation – Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. Find out where Australia fits in…

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Australian Housing Market Update

July capital city home values increase for the second consecutive month. Dwelling values across capital cities recorded a second month of capital gains in July with dwelling values up by 0.6% over the month following a 1.0% rise in June. The RP Data-Rismark Home Value indices posted a second successive rise in capital city dwelling…

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QLD Housing Approvals Up In June

Figures released on the 31 July 2012 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal an increase in dwelling approvals of 18% in the month of June in Queensland (seasonally adjusted). In contrast, total dwelling approvals fell 2.5% across Australia – a result heavily influenced by a 25% fall in approvals in Victoria’s volatile units and…

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