Thursday, 9 November 2017

FINANCE / ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Industry Super issued 'Assisted housing affordability: discussion paper'. [Full Text]

Minister Kelly O'Dwyer invited comment on draft legislation relating to GST payments for purchasers of new residential premises and subdivisions. [Full Text]

The RBA said that in most cities, housing prices have shown little change over recent months, although they are still increasing in Melbourne. [Full Text]

Knight Frank issued 'Australian Residential Development Review - H2 2017'. [Full Text]

The Ai Group's Performance of Construction Index fell 1.5 points to 53.2 in October. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Assistant Minister Michael Sukkar introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill to Parliament. [Full Text]

Shelter WA said the way the bill is drafted is a significant overreach by the Commonwealth into State responsibilities. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / DEMOGRAPHICS

The Property Council published a summary of research on barriers that prevent people from moving to rural and regional locations. [Full Text]

DESIGN

The UNSW City Futures Research Centre 'Wayfinding at Night: Literature Review'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Darren Chester invited applications for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund. [Full Text]

Minister Chester launched the Roads to Recovery Statement of Expectations. [Full Text]

REGULATION

Submissions are online for the Senate Inquiry on the Political Influence of Donations, including submissions from the Property Council, GetUp, the SA Government and the Community Council. [Full Text]

The Institute of Public Affairs issued 'Barriers to prosperity: Red tape and the regulatory state in Australia'. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Transcripts are online for all Supplementary Budget Estimates hearings, including for Infrastructure, Environment and Community Affairs. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY

Minister Anthony Roberts released the Landcom document, 'Our Strategic Directions'. [Full Text]

The tallest building in the $8 billion Green Square Town Centre was 'topped out' by Minister Roberts with Landcom, Mirvac and FJMT. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Property Council published an analysis of the five stages of land release in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FINANCE

Shadow Minister Ryan Park criticised proposed changes to land tax surcharges for foreign-owned developers in NSW. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said that Sydney households are dedicating an average of 48.4% per cent of their gross annual household income to servicing a mortgage. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN

Minister Roberts announced new guidelines for inclusive play spaces and a review of existing playgrounds in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ministers Gabrielle Upton and John Barilaro announced legislation to allow councils in regional NSW to voluntarily create new Joint Organisations in 2018. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Greens said recommendations from the inquiry into NSW toll roads do not go far enough to improve transparency and objectivity in transport planning. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / NOT FOR PROFIT

Minister Ray Williams launched a volunteer recruitment portal for NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AWARDS / SUSTAINABILITY

Winners of the NSW Green Globe Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / TRANSPORT

Minister Meegan Fitzharris invited feedback on nine bus 'Rapid Routes' for the ACT. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / GENERAL

The NT Government released a discussion paper on electoral reform. [Full Text]

The NT Government launched consultations on a rejuvenation of the Alice Springs town centre. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Presentation slides are online from a Victorian Planning Authority seminar series on the design and delivery of local town centres. [Full Text]

Minister Richard Wynne approved the Precinct Structure Plan for Donnybrook and Woodstock, allowing for 17,000 dwellings in Melbourne?s north. [Full Text]

The Victorian Planning Authority released the draft Urban Growth Framework for Bacchus Marsh. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

The Tenants Union of Victoria said claims made by the REIV that a mass landlord exodus is occurring following recently announced reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act show the industry body's lack of credibility and knowledge about supply and demand. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Municipal Association of Victoria said the Victorian Government has listened to the many concerns of councils in reformulating its annual land valuation proposal. [Full Text]

The Victorian Auditor-General's Office will table a report later this month on the financial health of the State's 79 councils. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN

Regional Development Victoria announced that John Wardle Architects have been selected to design a Government office precinct for the Ballarat CBD. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / MAPPING

Mapmaker Adam Mattinson published a map that he said incorporates almost every suggestion for updating the Melbourne Rail Network. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AWARDS / SUSTAINABILITY

Winners of the Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens Redevelopment has won the Banksia Sustainable Cities Award. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / FINANCE

The Greens announced a policy to introduce a vacancy tax in Queensland. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

Minister John Rau announced Adelaide's West End as SA's first declared public precinct, giving police extra powers in the area. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Stephen Mullighan listed the priority initiatives in the SA Government's submission to Infrastructure Australia. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AWARDS / INDUSTRY

The UDIA announced the winners of the SA Awards for Excellence. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Landcorp released 'Shaping WA - A showcase of Statewide development opportunities'. [Full Text]

Minister Rita Saffioti said the private sector has been invited to invest in pipeline of more than 30 precinct-scale project opportunities. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The City of Fremantle launched consultations on proposed changes to planning regulation to allow for smaller homes in suburban locations. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The WA Government released a consultation paper as part of a review of the State's Local Government Act. [Full Text]