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AUGUST 2018

With the 2018 financial year behind us, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to each one of our clients for your support during our first full year in business. We are very grateful and without your support we wouldn’t have been able to expand our team, grow our capabilities and help you deliver your projects. Thank you greatly.
 
As I’ve mentioned a few times now, whilst it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find and acquire sites, it’s also becoming more complex to obtain approvals and get your plans sealed in a timely manner. In this newsletter, we welcome 3 new RPEQs to our team, share some project news and offer guidance on what we’ve found to be effective in getting survey plans sealed earlier and with less hassle and heartache.
  
Any questions, please call.


Brent Thomas
Managing Director
M:  0438 143 113
E:  brent.thomas@peakurban.com.au
Congratulations to our new RPEQs

Congratulations to Troy Schultz, Chris O'Sullivan and Andrew Hunter for achieving their Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) qualification. Each were assessed and recognised by their peers as having the qualification, experience and competency of an engineer that operates at the highest level. Each were also appointed a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and recognised on the National Engineering Register (NER). Well done to all.

5-day OPW Approvals - MB+ Initiative

Moreton Bay Regional Council's MB+ initiative offers an expedited application and approval process for operational works. 

In May this year, our Managing Director (and RPEQ), Brent Thomas was endorsed by Moreton Bay Regional Council as an Accredited Consultant with the MB+ scheme.  This means that for most operational works applications, Brent is able to certify engineering operational works applications and achieve approvals from Council within five (5) business days of submission of the applications.

This is an excellent initiative and will assist in giving greater industry control over the time and cost of obtaining operational works approvals and starting construction works on site.

Please contact Brent if you would like to find out more.

How to Get Your Survey Plans Sealed Earlier?

By Troy Schultz
A key milestone for any urban development project is plan sealing, that critical event that facilitates registration of titles and settlements, and the trigger for project revenue to be realised. In talking with several developers, they describe an increasingly arduous and frustrating process of back and forward, multiple inspections, delays and inefficiencies.
 
Click here to find a few key principles we've found helpful in streamlining the plan sealing process.
 
Pebble Creek, South Maclean
Congratulations to Orchard Property Group on their recent acquisition at Mountain Ridge Road, South Maclean. The site will yield in the order of 650 lots with an end value in excess of $120m. Located within the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area, a key growth area, Orchard Property Group are keen to hit the ground running with construction and project marketing to commence in the next few months.
 
PEAKURBAN are assisting Orchard Property Group as Project Coordinator and Civil Engineer for significant trunk works (lead in roads, road upgrades and external water and sewer), bulk earthworks and internal subdivision works.
 
Brent Hailey, Orchard Property Group’s Managing Director, noted the following in regards to engaging us for their project:
 
‘We are excited to be progressing with this project and were delighted to engage PEAKURBAN. We engaged PEAKURBAN due to our confidence in their senior team and their proven ability to deliver complex projects in Priority Development Areas. We were also impressed by the ideas PEAKURBAN put forward prior to being engaged, especially their thoughts on reducing rock excavation and lowering earthworks costs via an alternative stormwater management strategy.’
 
We look forward to continuing to work closely with Orchard Property Group and the broader consultant team to deliver this exciting project.
 
Brisbane City Council updated Plans for Trunk Infrastructure

By Andrew Ngo
Brisbane City Council have made amendments to their "Plans for Trunk Infrastructure" maps.  These changes can result in uncertainty around credits, offsets and potentially delay approvals while negotiating infrastructure agreements. 

Updated plans can be found in the link below.
 
https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/planning-building/planning-guidelines-tools/brisbane-city-plan-2014/brisbane-city-plan-2014-mapping/plans-trunk-infrastructure-pfti-maps
 
Given the feasibility of many sites are influenced by the extent of creditable works, we recommend reviewing your sites to determine any impact by the recent changes.

We have been involved in several reviews already and would be pleased to review your site and offer advice on mitigating the impacts.  Please contact Andrew Ngo.
 
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