Monday, 28 October 2019

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING

The Bicycle Network discussed the role of bicycle orientated development in the location and pricing of property. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities launched its inquiry into options for financing faster rail. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

NAB issued 'Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey Q3'. [Full Text]

APRA released its annual authorised deposit-taking institutions' points of presence statistics. [Full Text]

POPULATION / PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT

Julian Bolleter from University of WA said research has found increasing northern Australian's population to five million by 2060 could negatively impact the local environment without long-term careful planning by all tiers of government. [Full Text]

PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT

Staff from the University of Newcastle said climate denial among coastal property owners presents a conundrum for councils and governments trying to plan for sea-level rise. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The ABCC said the Federal Court has ruled that union officials must hold and show a valid federal right of entry permit upon request when visiting construction sites for safety reasons. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Research from Charles Sturt University shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. [Full Text]

AWARDS

The winners of the Urban Developers Awards were announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The NSW Government announced the introduction of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill to the NSW Parliament. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

The NSW Council of Social Service issued 'Mapping Economic Disadvantage in NSW'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

NSW EPA has surrendered the Environment Protection Licence held by Infrastructure NSW for the remediation work at Barangaroo which has been underway since 2010. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

NSW Planning and Eurobodalla Shire Council agreed to work together to resolve any discrepancies in the Rural Lands Strategy Local Environmental Plan, signed off on 11 October. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Parramatta Council issued 'Bankwest Stadium - Bolstering the local economy'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Andrew Constance announced a tender for contracts for 13 of Sydney's bus contract regions

over the next three years. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said Sydney Metro West has the potential to unlock tens of billions of dollars in complementary housing development along the metro corridor. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / PLANNING

Registrations are open for a Property Council event on 'The Transformation of Martin Place' on 14 November in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / REGULATION

Minister Gordon Ramsay announced the introduction of laws to make company directors personally liable for building defects. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

The ACT Government released the 'ACT Climate Change Adaption Strategy and Action Plan for 2020-2025'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Treasurer Tim Pallas released the 'Planning and Building Approvals Process Review' discussion paper. [Full Text]

The discussion paper is online. [Full Text]

Master Builders Victoria said the draft recommendations are a sensible step forward in improving Victoria's building and construction sector. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute Victoria said the vast majority of the recommendations represent big wins for everyone who interacts with the planning and building system. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Richard Wynne announced strengthen planning controls for the Bass Coast region. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Gavin Jennings announced the companies shortlisted to progress to the next phase of the Victorian Government's Revitalising Central Dandenong project. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Housing Industry Association outlined five ways Victorian community housing has an edge over private developers. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Lily D'Ambrosio released data showing over 62,000 rebates for solar panels, solar hot water, solar batteries and no-interest loans have been secured by Victorian households. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Jaclyn Symes released updated guidelines for the Victorian Government's Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / TOURISM

Minister Symes said an extra 40,000 cyclists visited the High Country in the last year following the Victorian Government's North East Cycling Optimisation Project. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Kate Jones announced Fitzgerald Constructions Australia would build the Neville Bonner bridge, connecting the CBD with South Bank. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Rob Lucas said SA auction clearance rates this month at their highest level in 19 months. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / FINANCE

Minister Michelle Lensink said modest rent increases of between $4 and $7 per week for some social housing tenants will come into effect next month. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY

The SA Government issued a Request for Proposals for supply of 100 per cent of its electricity needs. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / EVENTS / DESIGN

Registrations are open for a Renewal SA event, 'Urban design and wellbeing' on 31 October in Adelaide. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

Premier Mark McGowan said buyers who sign pre-construction contracts to purchase a new residential unit or apartment in a multi-tiered development will be eligible for a 75 per cent transfer duty rebate of up to $50,000. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute WA said it expects a positive reaction from the market given the generous and potentially multiple rebates on offer. [Full Text]

The WA Government's Pilbara Development Commission issued the June edition of the Pilbara Half Yearly Housing and Land Snapshot. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / REGULATION

The WA Government welcomed the introduction of the Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / WATER

Minister Dave Kelly launched the Waterwise Perth Action Plan. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute WA said developers are keen to work with government to trial new innovations and push boundaries when it comes to water management. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Michael Ferguson outlined infrastructure progress in Tasmania. [Full Text]