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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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How to be ready for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Posted 15 May 2020

Business Strategy, Liquor Licensing, Tourism & Events

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for the tourism and hospitality industry, it is vital that each premises is on point, meeting all government and licensing requirements. The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation has produced a fantastic resource to ensure nothing is missed and you are able to protect your customers and staff. The […]

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Café innovates to flourish in the COVID crisis

Café innovates to flourish in the COVID crisis

Posted 07 May 2020

Business Strategy, Liquor Licensing

For over 17 years Emilia’s Café has been bringing a little slice of Italy to the people of Gympie. Since 2003 Emilia’s has become a beloved institution in Gympie and has gone from strength to strength. Based on exceptional service and traditional Italian cuisine, with a creative modern twist, Emilia’s has been a remarkable story […]

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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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