Monday, 4 November 2019

ECONOMICS

CommSec issued 'State of the States'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

APRA released its Monthly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution Statistics for September. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said its Affordability Index improved by 2.2 per cent in the September quarter due to the reduction in interest rates and ongoing wage growth. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said its New Home Sales report shows that sales of new homes in September returned to levels seen during the latter half of 2018. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said ABS housing finance data for August shows first home buyers comprised the largest proportion of national owner occupier mortgage activity since early 2012. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the September quarter Consumer Price Index figure continues to be good news for home buyers and renters. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Anglicare Australia supported the PC's call for stable housing. [Full Text]

PLANNING

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

Master Builders said building approvals for new apartments and units leapt by 16.1 per cent during September. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said building approvals rebounded for the month of September but remain well below levels experienced in recent years. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

The Business Council issued 'Australia's Infrastructure System: Policy settings to improve the lives of all Australians'. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / SUSTAINABILITY

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council outlined industry-led solutions to support design, delivery and operation of sustainable, resilient infrastructure. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Michael McCormack announced the completion of the $35 million Parkes Logistics Terminal as part of Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

A single, streamlined environmental assessment for major projects is within reach, according to the Urban Development Institute. [Full Text]

Climate Works issued 'Natural Capital Roadmap'. [Full Text]

EVENTS / INTERNATIONAL

An overview of the World Building Congress is online. [Full Text]

AWARDS / PLANNING / ICT

The winners of the Smart Cities Awards were announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Premier Gladys Berejiklian opened an EOI for M6 Stage 1. [Full Text]

The NSW Independent Planning Commission approved changes to the Moorebank Precinct West Concept Plan. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

NSW IPART issued a fact sheet and information on the upcoming Local Government Cost Index survey. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Registrations are open for the Grattan Institute's 'Forward Thinking Event: Tackling Sydney's congestion' on 19 November in Sydney. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

The Building and Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Bill has been introduced into the Victorian Parliament. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Development Victoria said the Request for Proposal phase for Revitalising Central Dandenong project will commence soon and close in February 2020. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / REGULATION

Minister Richard Wynne announced stronger planning controls for Bellarine Peninsula. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / MINING

Engage Victoria released a Draft Preliminary Land Use Vision under the Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy for feedback. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS

A 'Report on the 2019-20 Budget Estimates' was tabled in the Victorian Parliament. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Urban Development Institute Queensland said removal of some trunk infrastructure items from Economic Development Queensland's draft Infrastructure Charging Offset Plan means that costs will fall on developers. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Stephan Knoll relesed an EOI for the operation of Adelaide Metro train services. [Full Text]

Minister Knoll outlined progress on the Darlington Upgrade Project. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / POPULATION / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Committee for Adelaide responded to the Federal Joint Standing Committee on Migration inquiry into Migration in Regional Australia. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan said almost 4,000 SA households have taken up the SA Government's subsidy of up $6,000 per household towards the cost of a new home battery. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS

Minister Peter Tinley said the WA Government is working with successful applicants to develop submissions its North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund in the Kimberley and Pilbara. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / EVENTS / DESIGN

Open House Perth is on 16-17 November in Perth. [Full Text]