Thursday, 9 May 2019

PLANNING

The OECD issued 'Principles on Urban Policy'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Reserve Bank Board said that demand for credit by investors in the housing market has slowed noticeably as the dynamics of the housing market have changed. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association discussed alternatives to a rate cut to curb the housing downturn. [Full Text]

National residential listings decreased by 6.3 per cent in April, according to SQM Research. [Full Text]

The Property Council said while the major parties have outlined policy positions on negative gearing and capital gains tax, they've ignored the bigger picture of housing construction. [Full Text]

The Ai Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index dropped a further 3.0 points to 42.6 in April. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said state and local governments collected $30 billion worth of property tax revenue over the 2017-18 financial year. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL

The PM outlined the Coalition's Plan for Investing in Regional Australia. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Grattan Institute said Labor's proposed change to childcare support is the most important economic news this election. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / HEALTH

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue released a discussion paper on the built-in environmental factors that contribute to obesity in Western Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese committed to an expansion of the Western Sydney City Deal, to include Blacktown City Council. [Full Text]

The Western Sydney Business Chamber supported Labor's commitment. [Full Text]

The City of Sydney announced new late-night planning controls. [Full Text]

NSW IPART has commenced its assessment of The Hills Shire Council's draft Contributions Plan No.17 - Castle Hill North. [Full Text]

EVENTS / PLANNING

The Planning Institute's National Congress will be held at the Gold Coast from Wednesday. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the Sydney Metro North West rail service will open on 26 May. [Full Text]

Transport for NSW issued a fact sheet on Metro North West line operations. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia said Sydney needs projects like Sydney Metro North West, to transform the city and support its growing economic potential. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Albanese committed $50 million to progress planning for the M9 Outer Sydney Orbital road. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced that the NSW Budget will be handed down on 18 June. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / PLANNING / TRANSPORT

Registrations are open for the Institute of Urban Studies' event on local strategic planning across Sydney and implementation of the Greater Sydney Region Plan - A Metropolis of Three Cities. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Registrations are open for AHURI's Discussion Series, 'Future of renting: opportunities and challenges', on 4 June in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

Master Builders ACT said ABS building approval data for March point to a trend decline in building activity in the ACT. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Nicole Manison delivered the NT Budget. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING

Minister Michael Gunner said the NT Budget will provide $1.566m over two years for Significant Project Champions to help investors navigate regulatory and operational environments. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The NT Council of Social Service welcomed continued commitment to key reform areas including alcohol, early childhood, remote housing and implementation of NT Royal Commission recommendations. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / TRANSPORT

The City of Melbourne's Draft Transport Strategy 2030 is open for public consultation. [Full Text]

Professor Hussein Dia from Swinburne University of Technology said Melbourne's move away from a car-dominated city looks radical but it's a sensible plan for a liveable future. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT / DESIGN

The City of Melbourne's 'Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest' is online. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne's draft City River Strategy is open for consultation. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RURAL AND REGIONAL / ECONOMICS

The Victorian Auditor-General issued 'Outcomes of investing in regional Victoria'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Registrations are open for AHURI's Discussion Series, 'Future of renting: opportunities and challenges', on 11 June in Adelaide. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Premier Mark McGowan welcomed the partnership between Chevron and Brookfield to develop a 29-storey multi-use tower at Elizabeth Quay in Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / SUSTAINABILITY

LandCorp launched a residential infill development at a former industrial site in Fremantle to showcase smart and sustainable technologies such as shared battery power. [Full Text]

Minister Peter Tinley said a pop-up shop in Fremantle will showcase sustainable housing designs that capitalise on the City of Fremantle's new Freo Alternative planning framework for urban infill. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

RiskWise analysed the decline in the Perth housing market. [Full Text]