Monday, 6 November 2017

GENERAL

JLL issued 'Decoding City Performance 2017'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

QBE Insurance issued 'Australian Housing Outlook 2017-2020'. [Full Text]

CBRE said that investor and consumer objectives have combined to make market conditions more supportive of multifamily residential in Australia. [Full Text]

Sydney now joins Perth and Darwin as the only cities to record a fall in dwelling values over the past three months, according to CoreLogic. [Full Text]

CoreLogic also said that dwelling value growth is slowing however, moderate falls are unlikely to result in a significant improvement in housing affordability. [Full Text]

The ABS said that the number of dwellings approved rose 1.8 per cent in September, and has risen for eight months. [Full Text]

FINANCE

AHURI discussed the impacts of adopting the Productivity Commission's recommendation to replace stamp duties with a broad-based land tax. [Full Text]

Prosper Australia said that taxing income and employment more than land results in an economy dangerously skewed towards land speculation. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The NSW Federation of Housing Associations published its submission in response to the paper 'Supporting the implementation of an affordable housing bond Aggregator'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS

Colliers International issued a report on the economic effects of the Melbourne - Brisbane Inland Rail project. [Full Text]

Minister Darren Chester welcomed two stages of the Inland Rail project being declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure. [Full Text]

DEMOGRAPHICS

McCrindle published infographics on changes to Australia's population. [Full Text]

AWARDS / DESIGN

Winners of the National Architecture Awards have been announced by the Institute of Architects. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / INDUSTRY

WSA announced its procurement strategy for the construction of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport. [Full Text]

Ministers Mathias Cormann and Paul Fletcher welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

Minister Fletcher discussed the development of the Western Sydney Airport and surrounding region, in an address to the Property Council. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Minister Anthony Roberts said NSW has experienced it 45th consecutive month of record housing approvals. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT / PLANNING

The Property Council said the move by the NSW Opposition to block a Government Bill to shore up housing supply is short sighted politics at its worst. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment announced amendments to the Liverpool Local Environmental Plan to allow for increased floor space ratios and building heights for the Shepherd Street Precinct. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FINANCE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that 10,496 individuals and families have accessed the NSW First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The NSW Audit Office said the 'Stronger Councils, Stronger Communities' advertising campaign complied with the Government Advertising Act and most elements of the Government Advertising Guidelines. [Full Text]

The NSW Opposition commented on the Auditor-General's report. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

John Brogden has been appointed as Interim CEO of Landcom. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

NSW Premier and Cabinet issued the ACT-NSW Cross-border Annual Report and Worklist. [Full Text]

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced that transport links will be a top priority under the renewed ACT - NSW Memorandum of Understanding. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

A public hearing will be held on 20 November for the inquiry into zoning changes for Canberra's Weston Group Centre and surrounds. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / AWARDS / PLANNING

Winners of the Planning Institute's ACT Division Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / TRANSPORT

The NT Government announced that it is investigating the potential for future ferry services in and around Darwin Harbour. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Victorian Ombudsman issued the report from an investigation into the management of maintenance claims against public housing tenants. [Full Text]

The Victorian Public Tenants' Association said that new reforms should stop public housing tenants being slugged unreasonable costs for damages and repairs. [Full Text]

A report on the potential shortfall of social housing in the Cities of Bayside, Boroondara and Stonnington in Melbourne's south-east has been released by NERA Economic Consulting and Sensing Value. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Infrastructure Victoria's annual report was tabled in Parliament, including an assessment of the Victorian Government's infrastructure priorities. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Victoria announced that it will provide advice to the Victorian Government on infrastructure requirements for automated and zero-emission vehicles. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Tim Pallas said Victoria experienced the largest growth in September among all mainland states for non-residential building approvals. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HERITAGE

New heritage regulations have come into effect in Victoria. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The transcript is online from a recent public hearing on the legislation aimed at addressing corruption risk in Queensland local government. [Full Text]

The transcript is also online for a public hearing relating to complaints about local councillor conduct in Queensland. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / FLOODS / INSURANCE

Minister Kelly O'Dwyer Announced that James Cook University will undertake a strata title inspection scheme in North Queensland as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Resilience. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / DESIGN

The City of Perth published a video fly-though of proposed new developments in the Perth CBD. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The number of total dwellings approved in WA is trending upward, according to the UDIA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / REGULATION

The WA Government announced a suite of regulatory reforms for the on-demand transport industry. [Full Text]