Tuesday, 8 October 2019

INFRASTRUCTURE

BITRE issued 'Infrastructure Performance Dashboard'. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / ENVIRONMENT

Elisa Palazzo from UNSW said Goldman Sachs is urging cities to invest in new infrastructure to adapt to climate change. [Full Text]

POPULATION

Minister Alan Tudge outlined the initial tasks of the Federal Government's new Centre for Population. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the Centre for Population will help address the challenges of growth and inform good policy and planning to support our future economic growth and social well-being. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said it is a sensible step to have an overarching assessment of growth through a national approach. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

AHURI issued a brief on when Australians are buying their first home. [Full Text]

AHURI said early adults (aged 25 to 34) are increasingly staying in their parent's home longer (or returning home) or living in shared housing. [Full Text]

The Community Housing Industry Association said the ongoing affordability crisis is entrenching a generation dependent on parents for housing. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute said Federal Parliament should not support the Government's legislation for a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. [Full Text]

Professor Richard Holden from UNSW discussed the impact of lower interest rates on housing prices and the economy. [Full Text]

CoreLogic issued an analysis of profits from recent resales of residential properties. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

George Mason University issued 'Inclusionary Zoning Hurts More Than It Helps'. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / INTERNATIONAL

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development issued 'Business Climate Resilience - thriving through the transformation'. [Full Text]

Amandine Denis from ClimateWorks Australia and Monash University analysed how well Australia's property companies are doing in meeting emissions-reduction pledges. [Full Text]

The NABERS environmental rating office issued its annual report. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / INDUSTRY

CEDA released 'Company Pulse 2019', the report from its first nationwide poll of Australian business. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The ATO outlined reporting requirements for New Dwelling Exemption Certificates and Near-New Dwelling Exemption Certificates. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Property industry sentiment has retreated from its post-federal election bounce to below the historical average, according to the Property Council. [Full Text]

EVENTS / ICT / SUSTAINABILITY / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Smart Cities Week Australia will be held in Sydney from 30 October. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / DESIGN

NSW Planning published a series of webinar video recordings about the NSW planning system and strategic design. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION / ECONOMICS

The Committee for Sydney issued a statement on the NSW Night Time Economy review. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION / INDUSTRY

The Urban Development Institute said the release of the draft NSW Design and Building Practitioners Bill is a critical first step in bringing about certainty to industry and homebuyers. [Full Text]

Property industry confidence in NSW has moderated because of concerns over worsening macroeconomic conditions and a reduction in forward work expectations, according to the Property Council. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said changes to standard tenancy agreements will commence from 1 November. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said the ACT is leading industry confidence and expectations across most segments. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government issued a draft Preliminary Land Use Vision for the Latrobe Valley. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / HOMELESSNESS / PLANNING

The Victorian Government outlined achievements of the Metropolitan Partnerships for Melbourne. [Full Text]

The Committee for Melbourne discussed the need for an integrated transport system, in light of the Suburban Rail Loop and Melbourne Metro 2. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ACCESSIBILITY

The City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne announced a collaboration to improve accessibility in and around the city for people with disability. [Full Text]

Staff from Deakin University discussed ways to make Geelong more accessible for people with disability. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SUSTAINABILITY

RMIT said new research in Moreland is exploring the barriers and opportunities householders face in improving energy efficiency in homes. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Gold Coast invited feedback on its City Plan. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

The Property Council said confidence levels of Queensland's property industry have fallen over the last quarter, following land tax increases and a new foreign land tax surcharge. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY / FINANCE

The Property Council said retrospective and risky changes to SA land taxes have harmed and will continue to harm investor confidence. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The WA Government released the Swan Valley Action Plan. [Full Text]

Minister Peter Tinley announced the start of a development of 2,600 residential lots close to the future METRONET Whiteman Park Station. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said WA property industry confidence dropped from 134 to 122 points but industry sentiment was ahead of the national average. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / PLANNING / ECONOMICS

Minister Alan Tudge released an Implementation Plan for the Hobart City Deal. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Assistant Minister Luke Howarth said work is underway on 100 affordable homes under the Hobart City Deal. [Full Text]