on 24 October 2017
Large scale infrastructure is inflating activity taking place across the construction industry according to the CoreLogic October Construction Monthly report.
CoreLogic captured 2,018 development applications and proposals flowing into the construction pipeline across Australia in the month of September. While 15.4% lower than the number of development applications captured in the previous month, it is above the five year average of 1,775.
on 9 October 2017
Inland Rail selects southern Queensland route over floodplain
By Grain Central, 21 September 2017
The northernmost section of the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail corridor will cross valuable Darling Downs agricultural land on its route announced in Toowoomba today by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester.
The southern Queensland route across the floodplain was chosen from four alignment options, and will see Inland Rail pass through the townships of P...
on 5 June 2017
APPEA welcomes the Queensland Government's move to establish a Land Access Ombudsman to support co-existence between natural gas and agriculture.
Legislation to establish the new Land Access Ombudsman was introduced into the Queensland Parliament yesterday.
APPEA Queensland Director Rhys Turner said the Ombudsman would provide an alternative to court action should any disputes arise.
He said while APPEA would need to review the legislation in detail, in...
on 31 May 2017
Source: Sinead Garland, Nadia Czachor and Ian Wright, CBP
The case of Swan v Santos GLNG Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2)  QPEC 17 concerned an application for an order for costs made by Santos GLNG Pty Ltd in respect of a failed application brought by the owner of the land in the Planning and Environment Court alleging Santos had committed offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
The owner made an application to the Court asserting that Santos had bre...
on 31 May 2017
Source: Beef Central
A Dalby feedlot operator has launched Federal Court action against the Queensland Gas Company, in a case that underscores ongoing tensions between landholders and coal seam gas companies over access to groundwater.
After four years of negotiations to secure water produced from gas wells operated by Queensland Gas Company on their property in order to supplement their feedlot's water supply, but having received no water, Max and David Winders' Wambo Catt...