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Inside track: Property & Real Estate

23 August 2021

#Property, Planning & Development

Inside track: Property & Real Estate

In the media

Commonwealth

Price pressures, labor shortages rein in construction activity
Building costs are rising at a faster rate than inflation as construction demand continues to outstrip supply for both labour and materials, according to the Rider Levett Bucknall’s second quarter international report, which forecasts Australia’s apartment, office, hotel and retail sectors will decline in the short to medium term after significant new additions to supply over the past three years (12 August 2021).  More...

Mirvac sees return of apartments, plans to launch seven new projects
Buyers are returning to apartments, which are rising in price far more slowly than established houses, and developer Mirvac plans to release seven new high-rise projects over the next year to tap the growing demand (12 August 2021).  More...

Lockdowns, border closures bad for business but good for industrial property
Lockdowns and border closures may be bad for business and individuals, but they are supercharging Australia’s industrial and logistics property sectors (10 August 2021).  More...

Lockdowns weigh on new home sales in July
New Home Sales fell by 20.5 per cent in July, with declines experienced in almost all major states,” stated HIA. The HIA New Home Sales report – a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states – is a leading indicator of future detached home construction (11 August 2021).  More...

Census shows women are key drivers in economic development
As the latest Census looms, Real Estate Institute of Australia is forecasting a rise in home ownership stimulated by government grants, historically low interest rates and the rise of single women owning homes (10 August 2021).  More...

Sustainable and healthy real estate should give customers the tools not the rules
Real Estate Institute of Australia is calling on governments to empower Australian consumers to adopt more sustainable & healthy housing practices (06 August 2021).  More...

Demand for CBD office space defies COVID expectations, except for Melbourne
Australia’s capital city office markets have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the impacts of COVID-19 over the first half of 2021, with the key exception being the Melbourne CBD where demand for office space fell by the largest level on record (05 August 2021).  More...

Reserve Bank 'monitoring' Australia's housing boom as its New Zealand counterpart cracks down on home lending
Australia's Reserve Bank leaves its policy unchanged despite the extended Sydney lockdown, while New Zealand's central bank plans to further crack down on higher risk mortgage lending to cool its booming housing market (03 August 2021).  More...

New housing loan commitments starting to wane
Real Estate Institute of Australia President, Mr Adrian Kelly said the latest ABS figures show that while Australia’s property market remains strong, it is starting to settle down (03 August 2021).  More...

ATO delivers new tax warning to property investors
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed it’s expanding the rental income data it receives from property managers and rental bond authorities to ensure property investors are doing the right thing at tax time (03 August 2021).  More...

Victoria

Demand for CBD office space defies COVID expectations, except for Melbourne
Australia’s capital city office markets have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the impacts of COVID-19 over the first half of 2021, with the key exception being the Melbourne CBD where demand for office space fell by the largest level on record (05 August 2021).  More...

Melbourne CBD in crisis as office occupancy continues to plummet
Melbourne’s office occupancy has plunged to its lowest level since the end of last year’s 112-day lockdown as the CBD continues to languish. The Property Council survey showed office occupancy in Melbourne’s CBD fell to just 12 per cent in July, down from 26 per cent in June (10 August 2021).  More...

Melbourne vacancy rates hit 20-year high as demand hits record low
Melbourne CBD’s office vacancy rate has hit its highest level since January 2000 as the city continues to feel the impact of repeated lockdowns. The PCA Office Market Report for the 6 months to July 2021 also found demand in Melbourne’s CBD was at its lowest level on record, eclipsing the 1990s recession (05 August 2021).  More...

Rent relief guaranteed for commercial tenants
The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring eligible tenants are provided with rent relief, with legislation to reintroduce the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme passing in Parliament. Businesses that have experienced a loss in turnover of more than 30 per cent during the pandemic are now guaranteed to receive rent reductions, while separate support will be provided to landlords (05 August 2021).  More...

NSW

Land tax relief to help landowners and tenants affected by COVID-19 restrictions
Applications are now open for eligible commercial and residential landowners who provide rental reductions to tenants in financial distress due to COVID-19 to claim land tax relief or a tenancy support payment as part of a suite of measures introduced by the NSW Government to help reduce the stress and financial burden of COVID-19 restrictions (10 August 2021).  More...

Queensland

Wee Hur lodges $400m mixed-use plans
Student accommodation developer Wee Hur Holdings is pushing ahead with $400-million plans in Brisbane including an aged care tower. The Singapore-listed company purchased the approved three-stage Buranda transit-orientated development in 2014 (12 August 2021).  More...

Tower approved despite misgivings over location
Plans to turn an approved beachside aged care facility into an apartment tower have been approved on the Gold Coast despite concerns about a future public walkway (06 August 2021).  More...

Mirvac unveils $670m Brisbane CBD tower plan
Listed developer Mirvac has lodged plans for a $670-million commercial tower in Brisbane’s CBD. The agreement provides Mirvac with a three-year option period to secure a leasing pre-commitment for a new office tower proposed on the site (05 August 2021).  More...

Olympic swimming venue included in Roma Street approval
Plans for the Roma Street Cross River Rail Priority Development Area have been approved to include a new indoor arena to host swimming and water polo at the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games (04 August 2021).  More...

Roma Street transformation takes shape
Brisbane’s Roma Street precinct is set to become Queensland’s chief transport hub, offering easy access to a key Olympics venue, new housing and expanded parklands (04 August 2021).  More...

New industrial site to meet demand at Brisbane Airport’s Export Park
Brisbane Airport Corporation is set to open up rare industrial leasing space on Brisbane’s northside, with the development of a new warehouse and distribution facility within the successful Export Park precinct (03 August 2021).  More...

New climate plan on road to renewables
The Department of Environment and Science has released a new climate plan outlining the State’s blueprint for reaching emissions and renewables targets in the years ahead (03 August 2021).  More...

Olympic Village’s green bridge to city revealed
Plans for Brisbane’s newest pedestrianised green bridge have been finalised and lodged for approval, according to Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, and would provide a “critical connection” for the 2032 Olympics Athletes Village at Northshore Hamilton (03 August 2021).  More...

Published – articles, papers, reports

Office market report, August 2021
While office markets have shown pleasing resilience, challenges remain. Lockdowns continue and the impacts of the pandemic are still working through the economy, so CBD recovery needs to be a priority for governments at all levels The Property Council of Australia’s Office Market Report can be found here.

In practice and courts

Commonwealth

API: Product improvements to the APIV Scheme
API has received approval from the Professional Standards Council for the following product enhancements to the APIV Limitation of Liability Scheme, which will come into effect on 1 September 2021 (04 August 2021).  More...

Victoria

Land tax relief for commercial landlords announced
03 August 2021 - The Victorian Government announced it will introduce new legislation to provide rent relief to commercial tenants through the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. As part of this, eligible landlords will receive coronavirus land tax relief of up to 25 per cent, which will be additional to any previous relief they have received.
Further information will be available on our website soon.

Announcements, Draft Policies and Plans released 2021

NSW

Cancellation of certificates of title and 100 per cent eConveyancing from 11 October 2021
The Registrar General of NSW has declared that 11 October 2021 is the day on which all certificates of title (CTs) will be abolished, known as ‘cessation day’. By order under section 33AAA of the Real Property Act 1900, from cessation day all current CTs will have no legal effect and the Registrar General will no longer issue CTs for any reason.  More...

NSW revenue: Land Tax Build to Rent
The NSW Government is introducing a land tax discount for new build-to-rent housing projects until 2040 and a new Housing Diversity SEPP to provide more housing options, greater surety for renters, boost construction and support jobs during the COVID-19 recovery. Guidelines for the land tax reduction for build-to-rent properties can be read here.

Queensland

Moreton Bay Regional Council reshaping our regions planning
Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved its ‘Reshaping our Regions Planning Work Portfolio’. The Portfolio aims to improve development outcomes occurring across the region. The Portfolio comprises six work programs that will work in parallel to others to meet delivery objectives and will be seeking industry input. You can view the portfolio here. Council’s new interactive mapping can be found here (05 August 2021).

Location of Athlete's Village confirmed
The Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) has been confirmed as the site of the Athletes’ Village for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Northshore Hamilton PDA is currently being reviewed and will be released for consultation later this year (05 August 2021).

Mooloolah River Interchange consultation
For more information on the Mooloolah River Interchange, including how you can have your say, view the planning layout click here. Consultation closes on 27 August 2021.

Pathways to a climate resilient Queensland (Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy 2017–2030) 
Department of Environment and Science: Released 03 August 2021 aimed to establish the State as a national leader in a low-carbon economy and would be driven by investment in energy, resources, manufacturing, transport, land and agriculture, tourism and climate-resilient infrastructure.
The Government’s Strategy can be accessed here.

Cases

Burger & Ors v Longboat Holdings Group2 Pty Ltd [2021] VSC 469
PROPERTY LAW – whether purchasers validly rescinded contract pursuant to s 9AC(2) of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) – Besser v Alma [2012] VSC 460; Lockwood v PSP Investments Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 10 and Ausgrand Pty Ltd v Stephanie Michele Freeland-Small [2016] VCC 942; Harris v K7@Surry Hills Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 551 considered – Purchasers validly rescinded contracts and entitled to return of deposits paid – Plan of subdivision amended – Certain amendments to plan of subdivision materially affected the relevant lots.

Splash Leasing Pty Ltd v Standfirm Commercial Pty Ltd (No 2) (Building and Property) [2021] VCAT 896
Retail Leases Act 2003: Claim struck out by Tribunal; respondent made claim for costs; applicant filed and served submissions which raised doctrine of res judicata; respondent made further submissions in response; applicant acknowledged claim based on doctrine of res judicata had been raised on an incorrect premise; respondent made a further claim for costs; finding of vexatious conduct on the part of the applicant; order for costs made.
1 The applicant must pay to the respondent costs of $1,320.

Rodda v OC Management Pty Ltd (Owners Corporations) [2021] VCAT 888
Termination of appointment of owners corporation manager – removal and co-opting Committee members - subsequent ballots and meetings convened by owners corporation manager - Owners Corporations Act 2006 ss 11, 74, 83, 103, 108, 109, 112, 113, 119, 165(1)(ba), 202 – Reg 9, Owners Corporations Regulations 2018 - Grima v Quantum United Management Pty Ltd (Owners Corporations) [2016] VCAT 1960 - Jenkins v OCVM Commercial Pty Ltd (Owners Corporations) [2019] VCAT 1078 - O’Rourke & Anor v Network Pacific Real Estate Pty ltd (Civil Claims) [2009] VCAT 2040.

Pearl v Nannegari & Ors [2021] VSC 468
PROPERTY LAW — contract for sale of real property — contract subject to purchaser obtaining finance — date for obtaining finance extended by agreement — discussions between vendor and purchaser regarding further extension did not result in agreement for further extension — whether notice served by defendant terminating contract out of time — whether plaintiff estopped from treating notice as out of time — whether notice of default served by plaintiff terminated contract — whether contract terminated by plaintiff’s acceptance of first defendant’s repudiation of contract — Property Law Act 1958 s 49(1).

Tok Holdings Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning & Anor [2021] VSC 470
VALUATION AND COMPENSATION – amendment to Stonnington Planning Scheme to allow for mixed use development under special controls overlay and incorporated document containing conditions for use and development of specified land – purpose of amendment to provide urgent economic stimulus in light of COVID-19 pandemic – Minister exercised power under s 20(4) of Planning and Environment Act 1987 (‘Act’) for exemption from notice requirements – Minister decided to consult with plaintiff and others on exemption decision – whether Minister failed to properly consult with plaintiff – requirements for consultation under s 20(5) of Act – whether plaintiff given sufficient time to respond – no failure to properly consult – R (Mosely) v Haringey London Borough Council [2015] 1 All ER 495, Port Louis Corporation v Attorney-General of Mauritius [1965] AC 1111 considered, Returned & Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc, Glenroy Sub-Branch v Moreland City Council and the Carlton Cricket & Football Social Club Limited [1998] 2 VR 406, distinguished – Planning and Environment Act 1987 ss 4, 6, 19, 20.

Mornington Peninsula Beach Box Association Inc & Anor v Mornington Peninsula Shire Council [2021] VSC 455
STATUTORY INTERPRETATION – local government – Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) providing for ‘annual service charge’ to be declared on rateable land for ‘the collection and disposal of refuse’ – charge declared by defendant Council for ‘the collection and disposal of municipal refuse’ – charge designed to finance broad range of waste services for local community and its members – whether declaration valid – declaration need not be confined to recovery of costs of direct or ‘kerbside’ refuse collection services only – charge can validly apply to rateable land for which no direct or kerbside refuse collection service is available – challenge to validity of charge dismissed – Constitution Act 1975 (Vic) Pt IIA – Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 (Vic) s 17B – Environment Protection (Resource Recovery) Act 1992 (Vic) – Health Act 1958 (Vic) ss 60, 61 – Health (Amendment) Act 1977 (Vic) – Local Government Act 1919 (NSW) ss 168, 243, 615 – Local Government Act 1958 (Vic) s 267 – Local Government Act 1989 (Vic) ss 1A, 3C, 3E, 3F, 113, 125, 126, 127, 155, 156, 157, 158, 158A, 159, 160, 161, 161A, 162, 163, 163A, 163B, 173, 184, 208A, 208B, 208C, 208D, 221, 223 – Local Government Act 2020 (Vic) – Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (Vic) Order 56.

Zwierlein v Coelho [2021] VSC 451
PROPERTY LAW – restrictive covenant – covenant restricting, amongst other things, construction of more than one dwelling house – application for modification – Property Law Act 1958 (Vic) s 84(1)(c) – whether proposed modification will not substantially injure the persons entitled to benefit of covenant – subject land physically removed from most beneficiaries of covenant – whether change in neighbourhood character or loss of amenity – whether increase in residential density, traffic and noise – whether modification would create adverse precedent – application granted.

RFY v ACV (Residential Tenancies) [2021] VCAT 865
Residential Tenancies Act 1997 – Sections 91ZM, 330, 330A, 331, 537 (repealed), 542 (repealed) – COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 – COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Transitional Regulations 2021 – Regulation 14 – Sections 14(2) and 28(2) Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 (Vic) – application by residential rental provider seeking possession order on the basis of unpaid rent – Taylor v Davrain (Residential Tenancies) [2020] VCAT 1329 – purposive construction – beneficial construction – SZTAL v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] HCA 34 considered – whether regulation 14 together with the repealed section 542 operates such that where the renter has a COVID-19 reason for not paying rent, the renter does not owe the rent – where breach taken not to be a breach as per COVID-19 emergency regulations – whether absence of breach prevents debt from accruing – estoppel by silence – variation of contract by silence or conduct – Walton Stores (Interstate) v Maher [1988] HCA 7; Empirnall Holdings Pty Ltd v Mahon Paull Partners Ltd (1988) 14 NSWLR 527 – whether silence by residential rental provider, in response to the renter’s rent reduction proposal binds the residential rental provider – no satisfactory arrangements established to avoid financial loss to residential rental provider – reasonable and proportionate to make possession order in the circumstances – monetary order not made.

Rudd v Mareeba Shire Council [2021] QSC 200
LANDLORD AND TENANT – LEASES AND TENANCY AGREEMENTS – CONSTRUCTION AND INTERPRETATION – TERMINATION OF THE TENANCY – BREACH – where the applicant lessee applied pursuant to s 124 Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) for relief from forfeiture of his lease of an aircraft hangar from the respondent lessor – where the respondent alleged the applicant had breached the lease agreement by using the premises to conduct maintenance and other works to stored goods and by using the premises for residential purposes – whether a clause of the lease allowing “use of an aircraft storage hanger for private, non-commercial use” confines the purpose of use solely to the storage of aircraft – whether the performance of maintenance and repair work is a secondary purpose of the storage of aircraft – whether the correct interpretation of the clause allows use of the premises for the purpose of the ordinary or customary uses of an aircraft hangar, namely storage of aircraft, maintenance and repair of aircraft and uses ancillary to those purposes – whether the applicant was using the premises for residential purposes – whether the respondent should restore possession of the premises to the applicant. Property Law Act 1974 Qld 124

Gillam v Wheatley [2021] QCAT 274
LANDLORD AND TENANT – RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL TENANCIES LEGISLATION – JURISDICTION, POWERS AND APPEALS OF COURTS AND TRIBUNALS – OTHER MATTERS – whether interim orders for ‘relief from forfeiture’ should be made – whether interim orders should be granted restraining the lessor
COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 Qld s 4A, s 23
Property Law Act 1974 Qld s 124, Schedule 6
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 Qld s 5B, s 5C, s 103, Schedule
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 58, s 59
Retail Shop Lease Regulation 2016 Qld s 8, Schedule 1
Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 Qld s 3, s 5, s 6, s 9, s 12, s 14, s 21, s 26, s 41, Schedule 1

Cases to 09 August 2021

Sentinel Springwood Retail Pty Ltd & Ors v Tomlinson & Ors [2021] QDC 159
TORTS - MISCELLANEOUS TORTS - DECEIT - where plaintiffs claim damages in deceit against first defendant based on fabricated quotations which induced plaintiffs to enter into building contracts at inflated prices - where first defendant admits the conduct but asserts scope of works was varied to sustain inflated quotation of successful contractor - where first defendant asserts the conduct was engaged in to avoid breaches by his employer of the prohibitions in Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (Qld), s. 42 - where first defendant asserts that no loss was suffered for those contracts where the damages claimed by the plaintiffs had been recovered already from the contractors involved – whether the plaintiffs can established a continuing loss based on the unilateral application of settlement sums obtained from the contractors to costs incurred in the proceedings against those contractors
BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY - PROSCRIPTIVE DUTY - where plaintiffs claim damages against first defendant for breaches of fiduciary duty - where first defendant obtained a secret benefit for himself and a third party – whether first defendant’s breaches were fraudulent
BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY - ACCESSORIAL LIABILITY - where plaintiffs allege that fifth defendant had actual knowledge of first defendant’s fraudulent breach of his fiduciary obligations to the plaintiff - whether fifth defendant assisted first defendant in breaching those obligations - where claim against fifth defendant for accessory liability was established
TORTS - MISCELLANEOUS TORTS - CONSPIRING TO INJURE BY UNLAWFUL MEANS - GENERAL PRINCIPLES - where plaintiff alleged conspiracy to injure by unlawful means - where the means were unlawful because the conduct comprised a fraudulent breach of fiduciary duty in which fifth defendant was a knowing participant - where plaintiff established an agreement to engage in unlawful conduct which was carried into effect - whether a purpose to injure the plaintiff is established where the primary purpose of the conspiracy to obtain a financial benefit but the conspirators knew that that benefit inevitably had to come at the expense of the plaintiff
Corporations Act 2001 Cth s 471B(a); Criminal Code 1899 Qld s 408C; Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 Qld s 42 Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 Qld r 687

Sherwood Forest Corporation Pty Ltd v Body Corporate for Centenary Mews [2021] QDC 166
REAL PROPERTY – STRATA AND RELATED TITLES – MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL – BODY CORPORATE: POWERS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES – GENERALLY – defendant entered into service contract for common property on community title scheme with plaintiff – plaintiff allegedly breached obligations under service contract – defendant sent remedial action notice to plaintiff – plaintiff remedied some but not all of the issues outlined in notice – defendant terminated on the basis that the plaintiff had failed to comply with notice – plaintiff argued requirements of notice had been varied by verbal agreement – whether remedial action notice valid – whether plaintiff was in breach of service contract – whether requirements had been varied by any subsequent verbal agreement
REAL PROPERTY – STRATA AND RELATED TITLES – MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL – BODY CORPORATE: POWERS, DUTIES AND LIABILITIES – GENERALLY – defendant entered into service contract for common property on community title scheme with plaintiff – plaintiff allegedly breached obligations under service contract – members of defendant resolved to terminate the service contract – plaintiff argued certain relevant material had not been put before the members prior to decision to terminate which should have been considered – whether decision to terminate service contract required to be made reasonably under s 94 of Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 – whether decision to terminate contract was made reasonably in any event
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 Qld ss 10, 94, 100
Body Corporate and Community Management (Standard Module) Regulation 2008 Qld ss 131, 159, 165
Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 Qld s 54; Civil Proceedings Act 2011 Qld s 58

Lewis & Anor v Palm Lake Resort [2021] QCAT 259
ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING – ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING – DEVELOPMENT CONTROL – CONTROL OF PARTICULAR MATTERS – RESIDENTIAL – CARAVAN PARKS AND MOVEABLE DWELLINGS – whether the Tribunal should appoint an independent valuer – whether existing valuation does not reflect a reasonable market review of site rent. Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 Qld s 70A.

Rudig v Varsity Towers Holdings Pty Ltd [2021] QCAT 257
LANDLORD AND TENANT – RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES LEGISLATION – OTHER MATTERS – whether student accommodation is rooming accommodation or residential tenancy – whether accommodation is self-contained
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 11, Schedule 3
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 Qld s 12, s 12(4), s 15, s 16, s 18, s 418

Revolve Property & Anor v Walsh & Anor [2021] QCAT 256
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS – QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL – minor civil dispute – tenancy dispute – adjournment of hearing – where Applicants applied to terminate Respondents’ residential tenancy agreement for objectionable behaviour – where Registry served Application on Respondents by post – where Registry simultaneously served Notice of Hearing on parties by post – where matter allocated 15 minutes’ hearing time in accordance with standard listing practice for termination applications - where Respondents filed Counter-application for orders for repairs and maintenance, rent reduction, reimbursement of expenses, and compensation – where dispute of substantial complexity - where both applications urgent at least in part – where Respondents applied for order for legal representation – where orders for legal representation of parties made – where dispute and evidence complex - where Applicants applied for adjournment on receipt of Counter-application and Respondents’ affidavits and documents – where Respondents opposed application for adjournment – whether adjournment appropriate and consistent with tribunal objects and functions for quick justice in the circumstances – where adjournment granted with orders in the nature of directions for efficient management of proceedings – principles underpinning decision to adjourn hearing
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 Qld s 3(b), s 4(c), s 28(3)(a), 28(3)(d) and 28(3)(e), s 28(4), s 29; Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 Qld s 415, s 416(1)

Australian Asiatic Gems Pty Ltd v Grabbe & Anor [2021] QLC 25
ENERGY AND RESOURCES – MINERALS – MINING FOR MINERALS – COMPENSATION – where the underlying facts and circumstances are similar to Land & Anor v Grabbe & Anor [2021] QLC 1– where there was a problem with the originating application – where the valuation report from the Land matter was ‘recycled’ – where there is no factual basis for the Court to depart from a number of findings in the Land decision

Legislation

Queensland

Bills
Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Introduced by: Hon S Stewart MP on 16/06/2021
Stage reached: 2nd reading to be moved on 6/08/2021
The Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) aims to provide certainty to industry and community stakeholders and ensure the integrity of the tenure system by clarifying the legal standing of certain historically granted tenures, activities, and entitlements. Additionally, the Bill aims to enhance the water restrictions compliance and enforcement framework by ensuring water restrictions can equitably be investigated and enforced across the South East Queensland region Bill and Exp Note.

Subordinate legislation as made – 13 August 2021
No 109 Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID-19 Business Support Grants Scheme (August 2021)) Amendment Regulation 2021

Subordinate legislation as made – reminders
No 49 Water Plan (Mary Basin) (Postponement of Expiry) Notice 2021
For section 56(1) of the Act, the new expiry date for the Water Plan (Mary Basin) 2006, as postponed under section 55 of the Act, is 28 May 2024.
No 50 Planning (COVID-19 Vaccination Service) Amendment Regulation 2021
Insert 20A When material change of use for providing COVID-19 vaccination service is not assessable development. This section expires on 31 December 2021.

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