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Important update on NSW Child Care Planning Policy

Gazettal of State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments & Child Care Facilities) 2017 On Friday 1 September 2017, the New South Wales government gazetted the State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments & Child Care Facilities) 2017 (SEPP). This policy relates to child care centres, schools, universities and TAFE establishments. The primary purpose of the SEPP … read more

ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan Released

The new South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, ShapingSEQ, came into effect on Friday 11 August 2017. ShapingSEQ sets a framework for growth within the region roughly bounded by Noosa to the north, Toowoomba to the west and the NSW border to the south. The plan provides a regional framework for growth management and introduces a … read more

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