Thursday, 14 December 2017

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Christian Porter announced an inquiry into complaints against housing providers in the National Rental Affordability Scheme. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Real Estate Institute published a state-by-state summary of capital city house price changes for the September quarter. [Full Text]

The Bankers Association issued a proposed reform package for mortgage broker remuneration. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Paul Fletcher announced key selection criteria for the Federal Government's $10 billion National Rail Program, including urban passenger rail. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Regional Australia Institute issued a report card on access to services in small towns. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

A report on Australia's carbon emissions was issued by Ndevr Environmental. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet released the 2017-18 NSW Half-Yearly Review. [Full Text]

Treasurer Perrottet said the NSW Government's infrastructure investment has grown to $80.1 billion over four years. [Full Text]

The PM announced the first tunnel breakthrough for Sydney's NorthConnex road project. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

The NSW Public Service Commission released 'State of the NSW Public Sector' report and infographic. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Anthony Roberts proposed a SEPP 70 amendment and Special Infrastructure Contribution to support 3,589 new homes at Rhodes East in Sydney. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment issued a Gateway determination to allow the Kensington and Kingsford Planning Proposal for residential and commercial development to go forward. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment issued an update on the rezoning of the Bella Vista and Kellyville Station Precincts. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce summarised research predicting that half of Sydney's homes will be apartments within a generation. [Full Text]

The National Trust announced its opposition to a proposed apartment development at the IBM site in West Pennant Hills. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Core Logic analysed the dwelling value premium for Sydney compared to the other capital cities over time. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Matt Kean announced that SafeWork NSW has launched a full investigation into asbestos management practices at Blue Mountains City Council. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The NSW Cross-Border Commissioner issued an update. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month. [Full Text]

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the cost of the West Gate Tunnel project has blown-out to $6.7 billion from the original $500 million. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Marlene Kairouz invited feedback on Victoria's draft Local Government Bill. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / GENERAL

The full Queensland Cabinet has been announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry said it particularly welcomed the appointment of a dedicated 'Economic Team' to drive growth. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Association of Queensland issued a summary of the new portfolios and what they mean for local government. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Ian Hunter announced the first two commercial buildings in SA to undergo environmental upgrades using the new Building Upgrade Finance mechanism. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister Stephen Mullighan announced the completion of the $160 million O-Bahn City Access Project in Adelaide. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / ECONOMICS

The SA Council of Social Service released 'Utilities Cost of Living Election Policy'. [Full Text]

Minister Zoe Bettison said that the State Government is considering the measures as part of its plan to relieve cost of living pressures on struggling families. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / INDUSTRY

Minister Rita Saffioti invited feedback from construction companies on their ability to design, procure and deliver major transport infrastructure projects. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The UDIA said the rejection of the Scarborough development application proposed by 3 Oceans Property is a blow to redevelopment of the area and will deter other potential investors from looking at WA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ACCESSIBILITY

The PM and Premier Mark McGowan announced an agreement to bring WA into the NDIS. [Full Text]