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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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Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry report

The report of the Grantham Floods Inquiry initiated to inquiry into the causes of the catastrophic floods in Grantham in 2011 was presented to the ... More »

The light rail genie is out of the bottle, but how many cities will get their wish?

Peter Newman discusses light rail funding issues in The Conversation (8.10.15):

'Cities now need to make a strong case for their l... More »

Australian Agriculture: the real story

In 'Australian Agriculture: the real story', Ben Rees discusses the historic development and application of agricultural policy.

'Five deca... More »

Are Brisbane's planning decisions ignoring residents' voices

In 'The good, bad and downright ugly of Brisbane development', Madonna King writes in the Brisbane Times (6.8.15) that the Brisbane City C... More »

Northern Development Plan: Australia's 'fraught vision' of our tropics

' ... the White Paper recommends Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) to permit foreign skilled and semi-skilled workers into a few northern... More »

Reform of the Federation: Discussion Paper

On 24 June 2015 the federal government released a Discussion Paper on the future of the federation. Here is the link.

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White Paper on developing Northern Australia

Link to the Abbott Government's White Paper on Northern Development.

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Queensland public transport 'too expensive'

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisba... More »

No 1 William Street

Dr Jon Stanford comments on the announcement by the Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, that the government has no option but to occupy all floors of the buldi... More »

Four ways we can clean up corruption in land rezoning in Queensland

In an article in The Conversation (4.6.15) Paul Frijters and Cameron Murray report on their research into land rezoning in Queensland... More »

Infrastructure Symposium QUT 24 June 2015

Engineers Australia Queensland and The Royal Society of Queensland are hosting a symposium to encourage public debate about the need for new public... More »

Transport oriented urban transformation

In the last three decades numerous cities around the world have realised the need to address the financial, social and environmental problems manif... More »

2015 Federal budget harks back to old ideas for northern Australia

Andrew Campbell writes in The Conversation (19.5.15) that 'Treasurer Joe Hockey’s announcement of a A$5 billion Northern Austra... More »

How planning defies good theory

Joe Hurley ad Elizabeth Taylor write in The Conversation ( 10.3.15):

'Research into the way cities do – or do not – wo... More »

ALP government scraps LNP Bus and Rail tunnel

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (6.2.15) that:

'For the third time in eight years, and with its fourth premier, the Queen... More »

Queensland business calls on Labor to kickstart infrastructure pipeline

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (18.2.15) that Queensland's bigger businesses want Labor to settle its infrast... More »

Why don't we build better suburbs?

Professor Peter Spearritt reviews Designer Suburbs: Architects and Affordable Homes in Australia, by Judith O’Callaghan and Cha... More »

'Complacency rules' as Qld makes risky edict on sea-level rise

Justine Bell suggests Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney's decision to order Moreton Bay Regional Council to remove future seas level rise from its plannin... More »

Brisbane mega-suburb gets final green light

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (10.12.14): 'About 15 residents from Upper Kedron and The Gap sat in Brisbane City Council's publ... More »

Pro-development decisions angering voters

Madonna King writes in the Brisbane Times (4.12.14) that 'South East Queensland has never seen such a rash of pro-development decisions, r... More »

Brisbane Transit Centre could be demolished

Kristian Silva reports in the Brisbane Times (1.12.14) that the Transit Centre may be demolished as the BaT Tunnel route is changed. ... More »

Jeff Seeney rezones caravan park with LNP link

'Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney used his ministerial powers to rezone a privately-owned caravan park on the Sunshine Coast against the wishe... More »

Removing residents' rights to have a say about developments?

Kim Stephens (The Brisbane Times, 6.11.14) reports on ALP Councillor Milton Dick's concerns about increased state power over councils' planning dec... More »

What Brisbane's ferries can teach us about funding public transport

Barbara TH Yen, in The Conversation (22.10.14), discusses the relationship between property values, property development, and access to the Brisban... More »

South Brisbane plan a 'fluffy cartoon' with no detail

Tony Moore reports in The Brisbane Times (2.10.14) that the Australian Institute of Architects will ask Brisbane City Council to redraft a 'fluffy ... More »


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