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Tourism development coming to life

Tourism development coming to life

Posted 12 April 2021

Liquor Licensing, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

Our clients, Clouds Montville and The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, were featured in a wonderful segment on Weekender Channel 7 over the weekend. The segment highlighted the luxury cottages and other accommodation options at Clouds Montville Retreat in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, as well as the local culinary options and wine experiences at the Barrel at […]

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Draft Local Law Short Term Accommodation – Public Comment

Draft Local Law Short Term Accommodation – Public Comment

Posted 11 April 2021

Noosa Plan 2020, Town Planning

Noosa Council has opened up the proposed changes to Short Stay Accommodation laws for public comment. As outlined in our previous short stay accommodation article these changes can have a huge impact on owners and operators of short stay accommodation options in Noosa. You only have until 14 May to submit your concerns and comments […]

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Glen Conforti joins the RG Strategic town planner team

Glen Conforti joins the RG Strategic town planner team

Posted 10 March 2021

Ramblings, Town Planning

After almost 13 years as a Development and Strategic Planner with Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils, we are proud to announce that Glen Conforti has joined the RG Strategic team of expert town planners. Glen will bring his 13 years in council experience to RG Strategic’s development projects ensuring our clients continue to get the […]

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Will proposed Noosa Plan 2020 amendments impact your development?

Will proposed Noosa Plan 2020 amendments impact your development?

Posted 10 March 2021

Noosa Plan 2020, Town Planning

Noosa Shire is proposing changes to the 2020 Noosa Plan. These changes will see changes to some definitions and requirements within the Plan and amendments to the Zoning Map for several locations. At their meeting on 9 March 2021, Noosa Shire’s Planning and Environment Committee were asked to consider the proposed changes to the Noosa Plan 2020 […]

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Short Stay Accommodation – new proposed rules and management imposts on operators in Noosa Shire

Short Stay Accommodation – new proposed rules and management imposts on operators in Noosa Shire

Posted 09 March 2021

Business Strategy, Noosa Plan 2020, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

Noosa Council considers changes to draft Short Stay Letting local laws At its meeting on 9 March 2021, Noosa Shire Council’s Planning and Environment Committee considered changes to draft local laws governing the operation of short term or short stay accommodation in Noosa Shire. We outline some of the changes and their possible impact – […]

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Hospitality Business Powering Ahead

Hospitality Business Powering Ahead

Posted 02 March 2021

Town Planning

COVID didn’t hold back Ryan Fitzpatrick and Rashi Devendra and their hospitality business The Ohana Group. Throughout 2020 they met the challenge of COVID-19 with initiatives that helped reduce costs and set them up to take advantage of future opportunities. In case you missed it, Hello Sunshine Magazine, did a great expose on Ryan and […]

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Bounce Noosa Construction Update 5

Bounce Noosa Construction Update 5

Posted 25 February 2021

Town Planning

More progress from Build4U commercial builders on the new Bounce Noosa accommodation project in Noosaville. The manufacturing and installation of all precast tilt panels have now been completed providing us with a two-storey concrete skeleton. The roofing has been installed to the three accommodation pods allowing internal fitout to commence. Roughing in of all electrical, […]

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The paradox of outdoor dining and car parking

The paradox of outdoor dining and car parking

Posted 08 December 2020

Business Strategy, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

When does outdoor dining trigger, or when should it trigger, requirements for additional car parking?

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New opportunities in tourism for agribusiness

New opportunities in tourism for agribusiness

Posted 26 October 2020

Business Strategy, Noosa Plan 2020, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

Anecdotal evidence from rural property holders shows how COVID-19 has actually helped them during the pandemic. A recent article on Commercial Real Estate outlines how several property holders have been able to diversify and grow their income during the pandemic. Supplementing traditional farm income with agritourism is helping several landowners through this crisis. A 2800-hectare sheep and […]

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Short-term accommodation in Noosa: Rules, regulations and requirements

Short-term accommodation in Noosa: Rules, regulations and requirements

Posted 16 October 2020

Noosa Plan 2020, Tourism & Events, Town Planning

UPDATE: Read more about the 2021  proposed changes to Noosa Shire’s local laws governing short stay letting operations by clicking here. A lot of questions have been raised about short-term accommodation or short-term rentals in Noosa by the recently implemented changes to the Noosa Plan 2020. The changes came into effect on 31 July 2020, […]

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