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Planning, development and land use

'Planning and land use' often overlaps with environmental and mining issues, so the articles listed are less comprehensive than the overall planning issues confronting Queensland.

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ShapingSEQ regional plan gives ‘stakeholders’ a bigger say than citizens

Brian Feeney writes in The Conversation (1.12.16) about how the draft plan for Southeast Queensland largely takes a 'provide land for the ... More »

From the Gold Coast to Geelong: how cities are shaping visions of their futures

Colin Russo writes in The Conversation (29.11.16) about recent initiatives which see regional cities, including some on Queensland's Gold ... More »

Using value capture to help deliver major land transport infrastructure: roles for the Australian Government

Policy Online carries a link (16.11.16) to a Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development discussion paper inviting communit... More »

Spectacular cost blowouts show need to keep governments honest on transport

The Grattan Institute's Marion Terrill writes in The Conversation (24.10.16) about how 'over the past 15 years, Australian governments hav... More »

New south-east Queensland plan looks at unlocking land, focuses on affordable living

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (20.10.16) on the Palaszczuk Government's release of the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan, the first new v... More »

Can the private rental sector provide a secure, affordable housing solution?

Gavin Wood and Rachel Ong write in The Conversation (19.10.16) about the shortage of housing stock in Australian cities for low-income fam... More »

Driving change: Australia’s cities need a measured response

Policy Online carries a link (10.10.16) to an Infrastructure Partnerships Australia report which analyses the journey times ... More »

Why ‘green cities’ need to become a deeply lived experience

Benjamin Cooke and Brian Coffey write in The Conversation (4.10.16) about the current moves in many urban centres in Australia, and around... More »

'Sustainable Development or Suburban Destruction?': Stafford 'Town Hall' debate series

Dr Anthony Lynham MP, State Member for Stafford and Minister for State Development, is hosting a debate about suburban development between Chair of... More »

Infrastructure Australia's infrastructure priority list

Policy Online carries a link (9.9.16) to an Infrastructure Australia report outlining the highest priority proposed infrastructure project... More »

Queensland infrastructure spend at 10-year low: report

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (30.8.16) on an analysis of ABS data showing a continuing downward trend in governments' inf... More »

Why 100 years without slum housing in Australia is coming to an end

Emma Baker and colleagues write in The Conversation (25.8.16) about the looming shortage of public housing in Australia, suggesting that g... More »

Land clearing legislation down to the Speaker's vote

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (18.8.16) that Labor's vegetation management laws 'will go down to the wire, with the parl... More »

Ditching Logan’s public-private regeneration sets Queensland back on social and affordable housing

Hal Pawson writes in The Conversation (25.7.16) about the Palaszczuk Government's decision to not go ahead with a joint public-private con... More »

A tale of five cities: applying foresight to shape their futures

Colin Russo explains in The Conversation (21.7.16) how municipal authorities in some Australian cities are using a 'foresight' approach to... More »

High-speed rail? At $200 billion we’d better get it right

Peter Newman writes in The Conversation (18.7.16) about a new proposal for a high speed rail route to run between Melbourne and Sydney, se... More »

Vital Signs: it’s time to borrow to build

Richard Holden writes in The Conversation (15.7.16) about the current global financial conditions, if not necessarily the political condit... More »

Queensland’s 50-year vision for its southeast must take heed of all region’s future needs

Colin Russo writes in The Conversation (14.6.16) about the state government's proposal and call for submissions to revise the Southeast Qu... More »

Gold Coast to consider three locations for cruise ship terminal

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on details of the Gold Coast City Council's plans to construct a cruise ship terminal at... More »

Brisbane Metro construction will create 7000 jobs: deputy mayor

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (7.6.16) on details of the Brisbane City Council's plans to construct an underground 'metro'... More »

Land clearing laws a 'step backwards for justice': Queensland Law Society

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (3.6.16) on the Law Society's criticisms of the state government's recently reinstated native v... More »

Early experiments show a smart city plan should start with people first

Marcus Foth writes in The Conversation (1.6.16) about the federal government's recent 'Smart Cities' urban development plan, and argues th... More »

Low carbon, high performance: How buildings can make a major contribution to Australia’s emissions and productivity goals

Policy Online carries a link (12.5.16) to an Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council report which argues the merits of clima... More »

Federal Election: Government announces $150 million for Queensland dams

The ABC reports (26.5.16) on the federal government's announcement that it would commit $150M to the construction of dams and other water infrastru... More »

John Harrison: How clever are casinos?

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (22.5.16) about the pitfalls of governments relying too frequently on casino developments as ... More »


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