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Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Infill Development Incentivisation

Moreton Bay Regional Council has introduced an infill development incentives policy commencing from the 1st July 2017. The incentives are available for a range of developments within targeted areas of Strathpine, Caboolture, and along the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Corridor. The policy includes waiving of application fees and infrastructure charges. Development is to have been approved under … read more

Jensen Bowers Partner Workshop: New Frontiers in Land Analysis

Jensen Bowers, in collaboration with Calibre Consulting and Geoimage, is pleased to invite our clients and industry peers to attend the New Frontiers in Land Analysis workshop in Brisbane. Join us to learn how advances in satellite and mapping technology are changing the way land use professionals assess development potential. Understanding land use potential is becoming … read more

That’s a wrap on Jensen Bowers’ State Planning Reform roundtables in Brisbane!

Over the past week, Jensen Bowers’ Town Planning team hosted a series of Planning Reform roundtables to inform clients and industry associates about how the new State planning regime will affect their business. The event brought together industry leaders and professionals from key organisations in planning, architecture and engineering sectors, to collectively discuss the key … read more

Spirit Gold Coast – Top Down Construction Underway

JENSEN BOWERS is working with principal contractor Keller and Mainland Civil on Spirit in Surfers Paradise in preparation for the construction of foundations which will ultimately develop into the proposed 89-level tower. A milestone was reached this week with the plunging of the first precast column. The process includes boring an 1800 mm diameter circular shaft deep into … read more

Breaking News: Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan Released

Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan Released Jackie Trad MP has today released the Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan for public consultation. Submissions are open until the 3rd March 2017. The draft plan and how to have your say can be viewed here. JB Senior Planner, Andrew McLean has said: “With the continued and accelerated growth South … read more

Corinda Retirement Development, Aura Australia

Jensen Bowers would like to congratulate our client, Aura Management Australia Pty Ltd, on its recent acquisition of a retirement living village in Corinda, Brisbane. The retirement village, named Kingsford Terrace, is located at 260 Cliveden Ave and has a current approval for a substantial redevelopment, which has now commenced. Led by Planning Manager, Ben Haynes, Jensen Bowers’ planning team assisted … read more

Brisbane City Council Incentives for Retirement Living and Aged Care Accommodation

Brisbane City Council (BCC) has identified an urgent need to respond to the looming Retirement Living and Aged Care accommodation crisis by providing immediate incentives and amendments to the planning framework. A Taskforce established by the Lord Mayor outlines a number of initiatives to encourage retirement living development and ensure older Brisbane residents the option to ‘age in place’. BCC’s immediate initiatives … read more

Jensen Bowers explores new opportunities and innovative Geospatial technologies

Managing Director of Jensen Bowers and Geoimage, Tony Evans, is attending tomorrow’s launch of WorldView-4 (WV-4) – the newest high-resolution commercial satellite to join the world’s leading constellation. The satellite, owned by DigitalGlobe, will orbit at an altitude 617km above the earth and capture up to 680,000 sq km daily at 30cm resolution. WV-4 will significantly … read more

Ashgrove Golf Club retirement living development

After initially identifying the opportunities for retirement living with Ashgrove Golf Club, Jensen Bowers’ surveyors and town planners are now part of the project team delivering this visionary development. In the wake of Australia’s ageing population, Ashgrove Golf Club’s proposal seeks to create a new “lifestyle hub” for seniors. The joint-venture, with retirement operator Retire Australia, will deliver … read more

Child Care Development Boom in Queensland

Jensen Bowers Planning Manager and expert development advisor, Ben Haynes, is witnessing a boom in Early Childhood and Child Care centre development in Queensland. In a recent interview with Channel 7, Childcare facility boom headed to south east, easing waiting lists, which aired last week, Ben revealed the development hot spots and new centres around Brisbane. … read more