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REIQ Journal : December January 2009
INDUSTRY NEWS 9 Government cancels North Bank development Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced that Brisbane’s North Bank development will be cancelled. Baby boom There were 285,200 births registered in Australia in 2007, the highest number ever according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The previous record was in 1971, when there were 276,400 births registered. This now means Australia’s total fertility rate is 1.93 babies per woman, up from 1.81 in 2006 and the highest since 1981 when it was 1.94. Submissions following the recent Enquiry by Design process showed that 93 per cent of 2,275 submissions received were against the proposed North Bank development. The main concerns raised were development in the river, the impact of buildings on views and the heritage precinct. “We are still committed to improving this area within the difficult engineering constraints imposed on us by the Riverside Expressway, a legacy of the Bjelke-Petersen era,” Premier Bligh said. “A safety audit will now be undertaken to look at upgrades to make the area better for walkers and cyclists. This part of Brisbane will still become somewhere the people of this city can enjoy safely.” REIQ Journal December 2008/January 2009