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Promoting positive planning and development on Fraser Coast

27 November 2019

Fraser Coast Regional Council will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a new local property industry association to promote positive planning and development in the region.

Mayor George Seymour said Council was determined to build better communities by ensuring the region had a strong, resilient and diversified economy while still maintaining the Fraser Coast’s unique natural environment and lifestyle.

“This new MOU with the Fraser Coast Property Industry Association will promote a strong, transparent and positive working framework to attract business investment, and advance good planning and development,” he said.

“The proactive working relationship will give Council valuable feedback about our planning policies and service delivery and provide a platform for us to grow the economy and create jobs on the Fraser Coast.”

The Fraser Coast Property Industry Association represents the views of the wider property industry businesses and associate businesses.

“The group represents more than just the development industry,” President Glen Winney said.

“It has more than 60 corporate members representing a wide range of Fraser Coast businesses from builders, real estate agents, consultants, media, property owners, developers, legal and finance services.

“The group represents some of the key employers and economic drivers on the Fraser Coast.” 

The association enables the industry to have a united voice and talk with council on a formal basis, Mr Winney said.

“We are pleased to enter into a formal MOU,” he said.

“We understand that council is a regulatory body and while the industry may not always agree with council decisions, having an association to formally put the industry’s point of view across in a professional and structured manner is invaluable.”