Monday, 15 July 2019

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI released 'The construction of social housing pathways across Australia'. [Full Text]

AHURI issued a brief, 'Understanding the 'residualisation' of social housing.' [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

AHURI issued a brief, 'Understanding the links between mental health, housing and homelessness'. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility Board said it has committed $610 million for the Kidston pumped hydro project in Queensland. [Full Text]

Minister Matt Canavan welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Michael McCormack said a CSIRO study Inland Rail cost benefit study will be extended to the southern corridor between Narromine and Seymour. [Full Text]

PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / TRANSPORT / POPULATION

AHURI announced five research projects responding to the challenges facing Australian cities. [Full Text]

PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL / MAPPING

The Australian Government issued a map of Northern Australia designed to support development in the north. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

The CRC for Low Carbon Living launched a suite of low carbon living guides offering consumers and professionals information on low carbon homes and buildings. [Full Text]

Staff from RMIT explored ways to prevent construction industry waste entering landfill. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and the RBA Governor issued comments after a meeting on the global and domestic economic outlook. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Parliamentary Library issued 'State and territory housing debts'. [Full Text]

The RBA issued 'The Effect of Mortgage Debt on Consumer Spending: Evidence from Household-level Data'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Domain issued a June Rental Report. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending to households and businesses, Australia, May 2019'. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the May figures show the number of loans for housing, excluding refinancing, continues to decline, but at a slower rate. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said housing finance commitments for construction and purchase of new homes grew in May by 2.3 per cent but remain 11.7 per cent lower than the same time last year. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The ABS issued 'Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2017-18'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / RETIREMENT LIVING

Peter Martin from the Australian National University analysed deeming rates and their role in the economy. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / POPULATION

The ABS issued 'Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 to 2031'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / INDIGENOUS / PLANNING

The Planning Institute provided an overview of its work planning with Indigenous communities. [Full Text]

EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI confirmed that Minister Michael Sukkar will speak at the National Housing Conference on 27 - 30 August in Darwin. [Full Text]

EVENTS / HOMELESSNESS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors will host a national homelessness summit this year, to seek agreement to create a national homelessness and housing strategy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Andrew Constance said new M4 Tunnels will bypass 22 sets of lights from Homebush to Haberfield and cut 20 minutes off a trip from Parramatta to Sydney CBD. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Registrations are open for a Consult Australia event with Dr Jon Lamonte, CEO Sydney Metro, on 9 September in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

NSW IPART issued 'Review of The Hills Shire Council's Contributions Plan no 12 - Balmoral Road Release Area'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / INDUSTRY

Registrations are open for the Urban Development Institute of NSW's Annual State Conference on 18 September in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ECONOMICS

The ACT Government has launched a website to help Canberra residents with the rising cost of living. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Housing Industry Association said its Affordability Index for the June quarter shows that Melbourne has its most favourable housing affordability since the start of 2014. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOMELESSNESS

Staff from RMIT said an upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System will be judged by how it responds to the crisis of mental health and housing. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RURAL AND REGIONAL / ARTS

Minister Martin Foley called for feedback on creative industries strategy for the South Coast region. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS / SUSTAINABILITY / TRANSPORT

Registrations are open for a Planning Institute event, 'Sustainable Transport for our Cities', on 18 July in Melbourne. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The SA Government issued a fact sheet on the SA Housing Register. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / POPULATION

Minister Tim Whetstone launched a migrant toolkit, 'Steps to Settlement Success'. [Full Text]

SA Planning issued information on the growth and changing composition of the SA population. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Roger Jaensch said four-year targets under the state government's Affordable Housing Action Plan have been exceeded. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Housing Industry Association said its Industry Outlook shows a positive forecast for Tasmania with industry registering strong levels of building activity over the last financial year. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AWARDS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Association of Tasmania announced the winners of the Tasmanian Local Government Awards for Excellence. [Full Text]