Thursday, 13 June 2019

DESIGN / HEALTH

The Heart Foundation issued 'A Blueprint for an Active Australia', including a section on the built environment. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

Swinburne University's Peter Mares discussed the potential to adjust capital gains tax settings to encourage longer, more stable tenancies. [Full Text]

APRA issued its response to the first round of consultation on proposed changes to the capital framework for deposit-taking institutions. [Full Text]

Researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Population Ageing Research will investigate behavioural and other issues behind the low uptake of reverse mortgages. [Full Text]

Core Logic issued data on the suburbs with the greatest increases and declines of total value of sales. [Full Text]

Staff from RMIT and Curtin Universities analysed the implications of greater numbers of people retiring with high mortgage debts. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the March quarter showed a continuing decline in the market for both houses and other dwellings, but a number of factors are pointing to a stabilising market. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

AHURI issued 'Social housing legal responses to crime and anti-social behaviour: impacts on vulnerable families'. [Full Text]

Staff from the University of SA said we must move beyond crisis management to sustained housing for people at risk. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / ECONOMICS

The Regional Australia Institute issued 'Regional Growth Prospects Report'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

New Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew addressed the AFR National Infrastructure Summit. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

ARUP issued 'The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World'. [Full Text]

The OECD issued a report on progress toward Sustainable Development Goals, including a section on Australia and measures relating to cities and infrastructure. [Full Text]

The OECD launched a digital discovery tool for the Sustainable Development Goals. [Full Text]

The OECD issued 'Better Policies for 2030: An OECD Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals'. [Full Text]

The new CEO of the Green Building Council, Davina Rooney, said that the decarbonisation of Australia's built environment is a top priority. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY / ICT

The Property Council and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation issued 'Distributed energy in the property sector: Unlocking the potential'. [Full Text]

The Street Lighting and Smart Controls Programme released a series of briefs about the latest technology in street lighting systems. [Full Text]

GEOSPATIAL AND DIGITAL ENGINEERING / MAPPING

Geoscience Australia has developed a digital mapping tool for the Electoral Commission to monitor their election sites for potential natural hazards. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / RECREATION

Minister Rob Stokes called for feedback on a $13 million revamp to green space at North Granville in Western Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Greater Sydney Commission issued 'Assurance Review of Planning in the Ryde Local Government Area - Stage 2 Report'. [Full Text]

The Ryde Assurance Review says there is a need for more infrastructure but then says that developer contributions for infrastructure should be stopped, according to the Urban Taskforce. [Full Text]

The NSW Independent Planning Commission recommended that a proposed 45-storey mixed-use development in the North Sydney CBD should not proceed. [Full Text]

NSW IPART released 'Review of Blacktown City Council's Contributions Plan no 24 - Schofields Precinct'. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the NT Government's BuildBonus Scheme is driving a rebound in the residential construction market. [Full Text]

NT Treasurer Nicole Manison announced that Moody's has downgraded the Territory's credit rating. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Eva Lawler released a Master Plan for the Batchelor Airport, south of Darwin. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT

Treasurer Tim Pallas said Melbourne will join Dallas and Los Angeles as one of the launch cities for the aerial ridesharing service Uber Air. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING / DESIGN

The RMIT Centre for Urban Research identified train stations in Melbourne's middle suburbs as ready to be further developed into activity centres. [Full Text]

Premier Daniel Andrews released designs for the new Moreland and Coburg Stations in Melbourne's north. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Catherine King said Victoria has not received its fair share of Commonwealth infrastructure funding. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / POPULATION

Minister David Coleman announced a Designated Area Migration Agreement for Victoria's Great South Coast. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS / PLANNING

Registrations are open for the Melbourne Planning Summit, to be held from 17 July. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Jackie Trad handed down the 2019-20 Queensland Budget. [Full Text]

The Queensland Budget papers are online. [Full Text]

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Treasurer Trad discussed responses to the Queensland Budget. [Full Text]

GraCosway issued a Queensland Budget overview. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a brief on the Queensland Budget. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia said Treasurer Trad has delivered a welcome boost to infrastructure funding in this budget, but Queensland's investment program is built on shaky fiscal foundations. [Full Text]

Consult Australia said that despite a positive commitment to infrastructure investments, structural fiscal concerns will provide an ongoing challenge. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Property Council said the Queensland Budget has increased land tax for all property holdings over $5 million, with some offshore investors potentially near doubling their overall land tax bill. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Brisbane City Council released its Annual Plan and Budget. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the Brisbane City Council Budget. [Full Text]

The Property Council welcomed initiatives in Brisbane City Council's Budget to incentivise delivery of 'liveable housing', reduce first home buyer costs and catalyse suburban renewal. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ECONOMICS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Local Government Association of Queensland said the Budget contains substantial commitments to help regional communities deal with an uncertain economic outlook. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENERGY

Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the Queensland Government is investing $2 billion to deliver its Affordable Energy Plan. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / TRANSPORT

Minister Rita Saffioti proposed new redevelopment areas as part of the METRONET East Redevelopment Area in Perth. [Full Text]