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REIQ Journal : October 2008
INDUSTRY NEWS REIQ Management Rights chapter forges ahead The REIQ Management Rights chapter committee plays an important role for the REIQ and its membership. One of its key functions is to work with the Board and REIQ management to formulate policy positions specific to the chapter. The chapter committee provides specialist knowledge and vital input into the REIQ in the development of new forms, educational programs and consulting services. The committee consists of five members who are appointed by the Board for a two-year term. The chair is elected by the committee and is supported by an REIQ Executive Officer to run meetings and produce minutes. Minutes of all committee meetings are provided to the Board. The 2008/09 committee is comprised of: David Ruxton (chairman), Ross Venz, Graeme Beattie, Bruce Grant, and Geoff Ridings. REIQ policy and compliance advisor Paul Entriken will represent Professional Services executive manager Sarah Gray at committee meetings and is the point of contact for members to correspond with the committee. For more information, email Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on REIQ chapters visit www.memberlink. com.au and select “Chapters & Zones” from the Accreditation tab. eDA to streamline planning and development The Australian Government has announced the state-by-state allocation of $30 million in funding to support a common protocol for the electronic lodgement of planning and development assessments (eDA). Improvements in development assessment processes will reduce delays in planning approvals, which in turn produces savings for home buyers. Development assessments are regularly referred to various levels of government, which makes a streamlined system absolutely crucial in achieving prompt and efficient outcomes. By providing this clear national framework, the government aims to ensure that all involved – including applicants and developers; local, state and territory governments; and Commonwealth referral agencies – are able to develop systems which interact electronically in the most efficient way possible. The funds will be used for a national project team that will implement and continuously refine a common protocol for electronic development assessment, so that we don’t end up with the 21st century equivalent of different railway gauges in each state and territory. Queensland will receive around $6.5 million in the eDA state-by-state allocation, which was determined by comparing growth rates across different regions. 7 REIQ Journal October 2008