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Dealing with Government

A perennial issue for property development professionals is getting timely approvals for their projects – it can often be the difference to whether a project stacks up. This course will assist in better understanding how government authorities who approve developments operate and their particular responsibilities. UDIA members who have successfully worked with Government will also share their insights on how best to effectively and efficiently deal with government.

Topics 2 – A Developer’s View: Dealing with Government

  • Identifying where government is involved (LG, Rail, Enviro, etc.)
  • Key issues to be resolved
  • Examples, solutions and pitfalls

Topic 3 – A Consultant’s View: Dealing with Government

  • Identifying what government agencies require
  • Negotiations
  • Lessons learnt

Topic 4 – Role of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

  • Department structure
  • What are their key responsibilities?
  • How to make representations and get a response

Topic 5 – Property Acquisitions from Government

  • Process for EOI/Tendering for Government owned land
  • Dealing with unsolicited offers
  • Suggestions on how to win Government work

Topic 6 – Dealing with Local Government

  • What are the responsibilities of local government?
  • What are foreign buyers’ responsibilities under foreign investment regulations?
  • What are property developers’ obligations? Are there exemptions? Are there thresholds? Penalties?

Topic 7 – What are the Responsibilities of Local Government?

  • How to ensure you have the best chance of securing an approval for your project