Thursday, 10 October 2019

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation said it has received strong interest from lenders regarding potential participation in the Federal Government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. [Full Text]

The Ai Group/Housing Industry Association PCI(r) dropped 2 points to 42.6 in September. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

CoreLogic said the top quartile of Sydney and Melbourne markets rose 4.2 and 4.6 per cent over the September quarter. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / MAPPING

Aurin said it is working to secure access to point level housing data for all states and territories. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The World Economic Forum issued 'Global Competitiveness Report 2019'. [Full Text]

AiGroup said Australia dropped two places to 16th in that ranking. [Full Text]

PLANNING

The ABS issued 'Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2019'. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Construction Activity: Chain Volume Measures, Australia, Jun 2019'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said new homes commencing construction in the June quarter increased by 1.1 per cent, the first increase since December 2017. [Full Text]

The ABS added small area data to 'Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2019'. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Mark Coulton outlined Australian Government support to build stronger regional communities. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Property Council members created an online supplier platform for modern slavery reporting. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ICT

Minister Angus Taylor announced support for tools to help fleet owners and individuals transition to electric vehicles, and for electricity distributors to plan for electric vehicle uptake. [Full Text]

EVENTS

Session summaries and videos from The Property Congress are online. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

The NSW Government launched a new Circular Economy Innovation Network. [Full Text]

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet released the Total State Sector Accounts for 2018-19. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Pyrmont and the Western Harbour precinct will be the next jobs hub and economic driver of Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE / ENVIRONMENT

The Property Council discussed the NSW Missing Middle, Biodiversity Assessment Method and infrastructure news in an update. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Berejiklian and Minister Andrew Constance announced tram testing in Kingsford and Kensington ahead of services starting in December. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GEOSPATIAL AND DIGITAL ENGINEERING / WATER / MINING

Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced the largest ever airborne electromagnetic survey is underway in the NSW Central West to locate groundwater and new mineral deposits. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Registrations are open for a Property Council event on navigating property cycles on 18 October in Sydney. [Full Text]

Registrations are open for a Property Council event on non-bank real estate lending on 29 October in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / DESIGN

The program for the Sydney Architecture Festival from 11-17 November has been announced. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Alan Tudge announced completion of works to duplicate Tiger Brennan Drive. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / HEALTH

Major project status was assigned to the Alice Springs Hospital Staff Accommodation Project by the NT Government. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Ministers Tudge and Jaclyn Symes launched the Geelong City Deal Implementation Plan. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Development Victoria called for feedback on a draft concept plan for Fitzroy Gasworks in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / DESIGN

The Urban Development Institute Victoria said the Better Apartments Design Standards have not been in place for enough time for industry or government to assess outcomes and make amendments. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT

Minister Jacinta Allan awarded a $534 million contract as part of the More Trains for Sunbury project. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Victorian Ombudsman issued 'Revisiting councils and complaints'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The State Government rejected a Property Council proposal to impose an average new land tax bill of $1,595 on 213,000 landowners who currently don't pay land tax. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute SA issued data on median house prices for the June quarter. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / PLANNING / DESIGN

The SA Local Government Association issued a circular on the SA draft Planning and Design Code. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / EDUCATION / DESIGN

Minister John Gardner revealed the design for the new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Rita Saffioti released the Swan Valley Action Plan. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HERITAGE

Minister David Templeman called for feedback on the Fremantle Prison Master Plan 2019-2029. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AWARDS

The WA Coastal Awards for Excellence winners have been announced. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Tasmanian Government advertised for a transport consultant for a study into the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor. [Full Text]