12 August 2020

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Red tape relaxation...for a while anyway

by Kristie Taylor
New Planning Regulation eases red tape on developers and local governments during the Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Queensland's planning framework has been amended by the Planning (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 to change the requirements for public notification of applica...

8 May 2020

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Does a shipping container require development approval?

by Clare Heitkonig
Court finds that shipping containers need not be "fixed" to land to constitute assessable building work Highlights On 29 August 2018, the Magistrates Court held that a shipping container had to be "fixed" to land in order to constitute assessable development.  This ...

5 May 2020

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Council meetings and the coronavirus pandemic

by James Neilson
Is your Council availing itself of new legislative options for Council meetings held during the coronavirus pandemic? Background A public health emergency has been declared in Queensland in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Councils must confront new legal challenges tha...

20 January 2020

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Dogs Stay Out

by James Neilson
Does Council have the power to approve the construction of an exclusion fence on a local government road reserve? Background The State and Federal governments support the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative Program which aims to control invasive plants and animals.  Under the Program, fun...

13 March 2018

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New Labour Hire Licensing Regime

by Kristie Taylor
Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 - What does it mean for local governments? The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 is set to commence on 16 April 2018.  It establishes a licensing scheme to regulate the provision of labour hire services, which aims to protect workers from exploitation, and ...

Red tape relaxation...for a while anyway

Aug 12 2020
New Planning Regulation eases red tape on developers and local governments during the Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Queensland's planning ...

Members of the public raising havoc at public facilities?

Jul 27 2020
Prohibiting or restricting access to public facilities via a banning process Background Whether it is unsupervised misbehaving children or di...

Warning - changing staged approvals!

Jul 14 2020
Why there is usually more to these requests than meets the eye...    Highlights One of the considerations for a request to change a...
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