Thursday, 2 November 2017

TRANSPORT / PLANNING

Arcadis released a global cities mobility index. [Full Text]

The Bus Industry Confederation discussed land use and transport integration and its effect on housing affordability, in a hearing for the inquiry into the Government's role in the development of cities. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the Productivity Commission's five-year productivity review raises significant issues about inflexible planning systems that are impacting on the nation's productivity. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

There was a 6.1 per cent decline in new home sales during September, according to the HIA. [Full Text]

The largest contributor to the 0.7 per cent rise in cost of living during the September quarter was housing, according to the ABS. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Consult Australia released a progress report from 12 firms in the built environment industry who have joined the Male Champions of Change initiative to improve the representation of women within their organisations. [Full Text]

ENERGY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI said that on average, home owners spent more on energy running costs than households renting a similar size home in the private rental market. [Full Text]

AWARDS / DESIGN / SUSTAINABILITY

Winners of the Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / DESIGN

Integrated station designs for the Victoria Cross and Pitt Street Metro stations in Sydney have been released. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING

Committee for Sydney CEO Tim Williams argued that the need for a value capture mechanism to help finance infrastructure in Sydney is now urgent. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT / PLANNING

NSW Planning and Environment said seven individual policies, or SEPPs, will be incorporated into the proposed Environment SEPP to ensure the application of environmental controls becomes an easier process. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Urban Taskforce called on the Greater Sydney Commission to collaborate with local councils on the implementation of affordable housing policies outlined in the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Liverpool City Council issued the PwC report, 'Liverpool: The Gateway to Sydney's Aerotropolis'. [Full Text]

Ministers Pail Fletcher and Mathias Cormann released the Statement of Expectations for Western Sydney Airport Delivery. [Full Text]

Minister Cormann said that WSA Co will operate with private sector principles and at arm's length from the Government. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese said that although the statement mentions the need to maximise local employment, it falls short by failing to guarantee opportunities for apprentices. [Full Text]

Minister Fletcher released a tender for land surveys of the Western Sydney Airport site. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Illawarra Business Chamber called for a review of the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING / HEALTH

Minister Mick Gentleman said that promoting healthy lifestyles will form a key part of all future development applications with the inclusion of six active living principles in the ACT Territory Plan. [Full Text]

The ACT's Active Living Principles, draft legislation and other details are online. [Full Text]

Aquis Entertainment said that only one in five Canberrans oppose the proposed new integrated city entertainment precinct. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / GENERAL

The Canberra Business Chamber issued a one-year report card on its 'Destination 2030: A Vision for Canberra' roadmap. [Full Text]

An ACT Select Committee issued its report from an inquiry into an independent integrity commission. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

The ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment issued 'Implementation Status Review of Act Government's Climate Change Policy'. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / INDUSTRY

The NT Department of Housing and Community Development announced a new model for the maintenance and refurbishment of public housing in Darwin. [Full Text]

Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said the tender will ensure ongoing work for Darwin tradies and businesses and keep public houses safe and functional. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENERGY

The Climate Council issued 'Renewables Powering Queensland's Future'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

The SA Government released an issues paper as part of a review of minimum housing standards. [Full Text]

Minister Zoe Bettison said the paper covers a range of housing issues, including fire safety, emergency access, energy efficiency, minimum space and privacy. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / EDUCATION

Premier Jay Weatherill announced $690 million for the upgrade of 90 public schools in SA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / FINANCE / INDUSTRY

The WA Government called for expressions of interest to develop an affordable land and housing project for 300 homes near Bunbury. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / ENERGY

The Tasmanian Government announced that light rail has been identified as a priority, in its submission to the Infrastructure Australia Priority list. [Full Text]