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Noosa development progressing

Noosa development progressing

Posted 07 August 2020

Town Planning

Great progress being made at the new Bounce Noosa Hostel in Noosaville. The basement stage has now been completed (the first underground basement in Noosa), and progress will be made soon to the civil works on the ground level. RG Strategic have been part of the process from the beginning preparing the town planning applications […]

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Noosa Planning Scheme (Noosa Plan 2020) set for adoption

Noosa Planning Scheme (Noosa Plan 2020) set for adoption

Posted 10 July 2020

Town Planning

After close to four years and an investment in excess of $3m, Noosa Council is about to adopt their new Planning Scheme (Noosa Plan 2020). On 16 July 2020, the Council will vote on adopting the new plan. If they adopt the plan it will come into effect on 31 July 2020. What will the […]

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The challenge of interpreting uses and gross floor area in Town Planning Assessment.

The challenge of interpreting uses and gross floor area in Town Planning Assessment.

Posted 25 June 2020

Ramblings, Town Planning

Our current Town Planning challenge is considering industrial uses and in particular warehousing in wholesaling of bulk food, cleaning and packaging products. To keep it simple – 1,400m² warehouse, 8m high, with floor to ceiling racks full of toilet paper, bags of rice, flour, sauces etc… you get the picture. Straight forward maths Looking at the […]

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Homebuilder grant set to shore up builders and trades

Homebuilder grant set to shore up builders and trades

Posted 04 June 2020

Fact Sheet, Town Planning

The government has today announced the $688 million Homebuilder Grant scheme, a scheme designed to support the ailing trades and building industry in the wake of COVID-19. In a nutshell, the federal government is offering grants of up to $25,000 to new home buyers or homeowners planning “substantial” renovations to their property. We take a […]

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From problem site to a development winner

From problem site to a development winner

Posted 25 May 2020

Business Strategy, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

When Bounce Noosa Hostel was looking for a Town Planner to help them develop a prospect site in Noosaville, they turned to RG Strategic to help solve what had proved too big a challenge for others. RG Strategic’s Managing Director Russell Green sat down with Mark Baldwin, Group General Manager of FUDA Enterprise Group, to […]

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Client Project: Bounce Hostel, Noosaville

Client Project: Bounce Hostel, Noosaville

Posted 18 May 2020

Business Strategy, Liquor Licensing, Town Planning

Town Planning challenges overcome through creative development solutions. Client: Bounce Hostel (FUDA Enterprise Group) Commenced: Material Change of Use (MCU) application lodged June 2018 – Approved March 2019, Operational Works (OPW) application lodged February 2019 – Approved June 2019 Services: Development Approval for Material Change of Use and Operational Works / Liquor Licence / Food […]

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When can my hospitality business reopen?

When can my hospitality business reopen?

Posted 27 April 2020

Business Strategy, Liquor Licensing, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

Right now, as new cases of COVID-19 dwindle and state governments start to ease restrictions, the big question is when bars, cafés, restaurants and other hospitality-based businesses will be able to reopen. Several experts say could be up to four months away. Queensland’s former chief health officer, Prof Gerry Fitzgerald is suggesting that hospitality businesses will […]

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What’s next for restaurants in the post-Covid world?

What’s next for restaurants in the post-Covid world?

Posted 21 April 2020

Business Strategy, Liquor Licensing, Town Planning

As we start to hear mutterings from our governments at all levels about the relaxation of lockdown and isolation rules, what does that mean for our hospitality sector? It appears that bars and restaurants will be among the last business to open fully but, as pointed out by Phil Lempert in a recent Forbes article, […]

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Noosa Council and COVID-19 Business Support

Posted 31 March 2020

Business Strategy, Town Planning

Noosa Council has stepped up, along with all other levels of government, to provide support for businesses who are or will be affected by COVID-19. One of the of Noosa Council’s initiatives is the deferment of payment of infrastructure charges on all approvals until July 2021 with no interest payments to be applied. Our team […]

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Planning for the Love of Noosa

Posted 26 February 2018

Business Strategy, Ramblings, Town Planning

I recently had the pleasure of discussing my views on Noosa with Yenny from Noosa Stories. We spoke about how my business, RG Strategic, is built around helping the local community — building and protecting at the same time. Take a listen below. Find out more about how RG Strategic can help you with your town […]

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