Bundaberg Regional Council and the UDIA Queensland’s Bundaberg branch have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster a strong, transparent, and positive working relationship.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said both organisations shared a common goal to promote the region and attract investment.
“We’re committed to working together to support the economy, value the environment, strengthen the community and provide targeted investments in employment, infrastructure, community development and lifestyle,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Council wants to encourage best-practice sustainable development that enhances liveability while protecting our unique environmental values.”
UDIA Bundaberg branch president Nathan Freeman said they would engage in a constructive and accountable way with Council to achieve positive outcomes for the industry and the community.
“The development industry is a key driver of economic activity contributing $550 million to the Bundaberg region and putting more than $123 million into the pay packet of locals,” he said.
“A healthy property development sector encourages investment, which creates jobs and gives the community diverse housing choices.”
The MOU recognises the organisations have different roles and responsibilities.
A joint working group will be established to provide a forum for open communications. Commitments under the MOU include:
- Joint education and training opportunities on planning-related issues
- Consultation on issues of mutual interest
- Treating each other with respect and integrity.