Toowoomba Regional Council strengthened ties with the Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland (UDIA) earlier today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The signing of the document will allow Council to further promote the region and attract investment which Mayor Paul Antonio said was significant moving forward.
“We have already been working closely with the UDIA Toowoomba Branch but the signing of the document today formalises our positive working relationship,” he said.
“Over the past few years there has been substantial development throughout our region and it’s important we have these relationships in place to make sure we get things right.
“This partnership will provide an opportunity for us to be kept up-to-date with any new changes in the industry.
“The memorandum also helps us to advance good planning and development while keeping the community well-informed of development issues.”
A joint working committee will now be established between Council and the Toowoomba Branch, meeting on a regular basis.
Toowoomba Branch President Stephen Bowers said it was great to formalise the working relationship with council.
“The local development industry is the region’s 5th largest employer and contributed $1.6 billion to gross regional product last year,” he said.
“We look forward to working with council to create diverse and vibrant Toowoomba communities.”
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