Thursday, 11 July 2019

HOMELESSNESS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Luke Howarth discussed homelessness in Australia in an article. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Anglicare Australia called for a national plan to tackle housing affordability. [Full Text]

A guide based on research from the University Technology of Sydney and supported by NSW Government funding suggests collaborative living could alleviate housing affordability. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The CoreLogic quarterly rent review shows national weekly rents increased by 0.3 per cent over the second quarter of 2019. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said lower home prices and interest rates, and improvements in wage growth have contributed to ongoing improvement in its Affordability Index for the June quarter. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said state governments have become dependent on stamp duty revenues which makes them susceptible to housing market downturns. [Full Text]

PLANNING

Landcom issued 'Build-to-rent in Australia: product feasibility and potential affordable housing contribution'. [Full Text]

Hal Pawson from UNSW said that constructing buildings to rent may fulfil housing policy objectives but it won't take off without tax reform. [Full Text]

PLANNING / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / ECONOMICS

The UN issued research examining the relationship between homicidal violence and level of development with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Planning Institute said governments should use long-term bond yields to deliver the infrastructure needed to fulfil Australia's 57 Regional Strategies. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

SGS Economics and Planning issued 'Economic Performance of Australia's Cities and Regions'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Australia Institute released the results of their modelling analysis of the Australian Government's flat tax policy. [Full Text]

Meghan Quinn from the Treasury provided a high-level perspective on the role of economics in public policy from a Treasury point of view, in a speech. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENVIRONMENT

Jason Alexandra from RMIT said Melbourne and Canberra provide examples of the green cities movement, but the techniques need to be adopted widely through integrated urban planning policies. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

Climate Analytics issued 'Evaluating the significance of Australia's global fossil fuel carbon footprint'. [Full Text]

AWARDS / DESIGN / INTERNATIONAL

The World Architecture Festival announced shortlisted projects from 70 countries. [Full Text]

The shortlisted Australian projects were listed in an article. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Gareth Ward reaffirmed the NSW Government's commitment to halving rough sleeping across the state by 2025 with a new funding announcement. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Sydney issued 'Community engagement insights report - planning for Sydney 2050'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / SUSTAINABILITY

The City of Sydney, CRC for Low Carbon Living and UNSW issued 'Cooling Sydney Strategy: planning for Sydney 2050'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Matt Kean said NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust is entering 38 new conservation agreements with NSW landholders to protect 9,300 hectares of environmentally significant land. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RETIREMENT LIVING

Minister Kevin Anderson called for feedback on proposed retirement village reforms. [Full Text]

The Property Council expressed caution about aspects of the discussion paper. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ICT

NSW IPART released a Draft Report on rental arrangements for communication towers on Crown land. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

The Property Council appointed Ross Grove as its Regional Director for Western Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / EVENTS

Registrations are open for the Canberra Urban & Regional Futures and Planning Institute of ACT's event, 'A City Deal for Canberra & the Region' on 15 July in Canberra. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Treasurer Nicole Manison met with Treasurer Josh Frydenburg to discuss Federal investment in NT infrastructure. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The City of Darwin announced plans to upskill its workforce to support delivery of $53 million on community infrastructure this financial year. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / TOURISM

The City of Darwin called for feedback on a tourist landmark for Darwin. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government called for expressions of interest from developers to transform a site in Dandenong, as part of the Revitalising Central Dandenong urban renewal project. [Full Text]

The Victorian Government has decided to conclude the Expression of Interest process for the sale of East Werribee Employment Precinct land. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HERITAGE / INDIGENOUS

Minister Gavin Jennings announced that Budj Bim has become the first site in Australia to receive UNESCO World Heritage protection solely for its Aboriginal cultural importance. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT

Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister Melissa Horne provided a progress update on Metro Tunnel works in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / ICT

Minister Melissa Horne said technology upgrades to the Yarra Trams Operations Centre will minimise the impact of disruptions and incidents on the network. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Lily D'Ambrosio invited Victorians to have their say on a new draft Marine and Coastal Policy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS

Registrations are open for the Housing Industry Association's Building Better Cities Summit on 7 August in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AWARDS

Entries are being accepted for the Urban Development Institute of Victoria's Awards for Excellence. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Queensland Government issued the 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023' for Queensland. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TOURISM / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Kate Jones announced $4.5 million for four new tourism projects in Tropical North Queensland. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

The SA Government called for feedback on a Housing and Homelessness Strategy for SA. [Full Text]

The SA Housing Authority issued a Taskforce report, 'Towards a Housing, Homelessness and Support Strategy'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HERITAGE

PM Scott Morrison said the Australian Government will provide $750,000 to purchase and renovate the childhood home of former PM Bob Hawke in Bordertown, SA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Treasurer Ben Wyatt said APRA will relax its mortgage serviceability buffer following a request from the WA Government. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

The WA Planning Commission called for feedback on the revised State Planning Policy 3.6 infrastructure contributions. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Legislation to establish Infrastructure WA has passed both Houses of Parliament, with most parts of the Infrastructure Western Australia Act to commence on 24 July. [Full Text]

Ministers Karen Andrews and Dave Kelly announced an MoU between the WA and Australian Governments to enhance WA's space capabilities. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The WA Department of Communities announced four providers have been selected to support delivery of a program for Aboriginal housing and public housing clients. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / REGULATION

The Institute of Public Affairs welcomed a reduction in red tape for WA at a Federal and state level. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister David Templeman has suspended the Council of the Town of Port Hedland and appointed a commissioner to administer the Town. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / EVENTS

Registrations are open for a Regional Development Australia event into how social enterprises impact people, economies and societies in Launceston and Bendigo on 23 July in Launceston. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / EDUCATION

Infrastructure Australia added The University of Tasmania's $300 million proposal to build new state-of-the-art campuses in Burnie and Launceston to the Infrastructure Priority List. [Full Text]