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Image – Canva. Queensland proposed to extend the COVID bill, and also announced $30M towards two major projects.
  • Extensions to the COVID emergency bill will be tabled 14 April this year
  • The proposal for extension was made 11 March 2021 by the Attorney General
  • $30M was made available for two infrastructure projects

The sun is yet to set on Queensland’s COVID emergency bill, an extension was recently moved by the state parliament.

Property Council of Australia reported that the measures are now before the Economics and Governance Committee, the report to be tabled less almost a month from now on 14 April 2021.

The committee is accepting submissions to the extension of what’s officially called the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, the extension was introduced to parliament on 11 March 2021 by Attorney General, the Hon Shannon Fentiman MP.

Submissions will be accepted up until midday of Friday 19 March 2021, the objectives of the bill include extending “various legislative measures to respond to other impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency (COVID-19 legislation), to apply up to 30 September 2021, or on an earlier date as prescribed,” as well as allowing local governments to change rates and charges for the 2021-22 financial year.

In other news, the Queensland government has opened a new survey as part of moves to improve working with heritage spaces, and the City of Cold Coast local government is now open for consultation on the city plan; feedback is open until 8 April 2021.

Finally in news from Queensland today, Deputy Premier Steven Miles announced $30 million would come from the Building Acceleration Fund to fast track the Yarrabilba development by Lendlease, and Bahrs Scrub Roadworks Project in a Brookhaven development.

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