Thursday, 12 October 2017

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI issued 'Government led innovations in affordable housing delivery'. [Full Text]

Senior staff from Curtin University and the University of Sydney summarised the report's state-by-state comparison of affordable housing initiatives. [Full Text]

Compass Housing renewed its call for a national housing plan led by a dedicated federal housing minister. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT

The Charities and Not-for-profits Commission launched a toolkit to help charities connect with Members of Parliament. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Josh Frydenberg launched the National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and Precincts. [Full Text]

The Green Building Council said that the property and construction industry now has a clear definition of carbon neutrality. [Full Text]

Monash University announced an initiative to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

The Australia Institute published the results of a survey on public support for a Clean Energy Target. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The Federal Government issued the report from a review of the National Landcare Program. [Full Text]

PLANNING

Master Builders issued 'Unlocking Supply: Consideration of measures aimed at improving housing supply'. [Full Text]

FINANCE

ASIC issued an update on its review of interest-only home loans. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The ABS added small area data to Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2017. [Full Text]

The HIA said that residential building approvals remain buoyant. [Full Text]

The ABS released building activity figures for June. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / MAPPING

The ABS published a user guide for the Survey of Income and Housing and the Household Expenditure Survey. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Migration, Australia, 2015-16'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 4 - Significant Urban Areas, Urban Centres and Localities, Section of State, July 2016'. [Full Text]

RETAIL

Architect firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke published five strategies for adapting the future growth of retail centres. [Full Text]

RETIREMENT LIVING

UTS released 'A Comparison of Retirement Village Living with General Residential'. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the report finds that while the ownership costs of a house are lower, the real savings are provided through the lifestyle services included in retirement village living. [Full Text]

HEALTH / DESIGN

The University of Queensland published a summary of its recent literature review on how the built environment can impact healthy ageing. [Full Text]

HEALTH / MAPPING / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Heart Foundation released an interactive map and data on the relationship between disadvantaged areas and heart disease. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese said that corridor preservation is critical for future rail. [Full Text]

Attorney-General George Brandis invited comment on the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Building Ministers Forum issued a communique. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS / PLANNING

The City of Sydney issued the discussion paper 'An Open and Creative City - Planning for Culture and the Night Time Economy'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Urban Taskforce said that Sydney is not full, it is evolving from a suburban to an urban model. [Full Text]

The Committee for Sydney said that increasing urban density is not only important but essential if we are to house our growing population, however, we must do so in a more considered and clever manner. [Full Text]

The Property Council said we must work with facts and data on measuring and analysing our city's development so that we make decisions on what is actually happening, not what we believe is happening in our city. [Full Text]

Greens MP Jenny Leong said the area is not full; it is just growing - we need to make sure that the infrastructure keeps up. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENERGY

Minister Don Harwin announced a pilot program to reward NSW households and businesses that voluntarily reduce their energy consumption through batteries and smart appliances. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / TOURISM

The Urban Taskforce released concept images for a possible redevelopment of Garden Island in Sydney Harbour as a cruise line terminal. [Full Text]

The Tourism and Transport Forum called on the NSW Government to adopt a recommendation for the cruise-ship industry to be allowed permanent access to Garden Island. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

Tim Williams announced his intention to resign as CEO of the Committee for Sydney at the end of the year. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Minister Mick Gentleman issued a statement on ACT building safety initiatives following a meeting of the Building Ministers Forum. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / REGULATION / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Premier Daniel Andrews announced a tenancy reform package for Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / FINANCE

Victorian Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings said the PM and Treasurer Morrison are refusing to address the biggest tax reform issue in the community - removing negative gearing to improve housing affordability. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The UDIA published a snapshot of the Victorian residential land market. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Queensland Government announced that it will support all 31 recommendations of the recent report on integrity and corruption risk in local government. [Full Text]

The Property Council issued a response to the announcement. [Full Text]

The Local Government Association said the Government's reforms would boost the power of unions and lobby groups. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Queensland Government said that nominations are currently being considered for the South East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Mick de Brenni said a program designed to help tenants with complex needs to avoid homelessness has assisted 133 social housing tenants in Queensland. [Full Text]