Thursday, 7 November 2019

ACCESSIBILITY

The Smart Cities Council issued 'Mobility Now'.

PLANNING

An Inside Story article said high-rise housing has benefits and shortcomings but the challenge is to shift the balance towards likeability. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

The Real Estate Institute NSW said the Australian Government's First Home Buyers Deposit Scheme comes with a series of catches. [Full Text]

The CoreLogic Home Value Index results for October confirm a 1.2 per cent rise in national dwelling values over the month, delivering the fourth straight month of rising values. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank Board left the cash rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Catherine King said the PM must stop ignoring calls to fast-track infrastructure projects. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the existing Statement on the Conduct of Monetary Policy is consistent with the Government's and the RBA's shared understanding of our monetary policy framework. [Full Text]

AiGroup's Performance of Services Index rose by 2.7 points to 54.2 in October. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

Staff from RMIT and Griffith University said that government needs to take a more deliberate and interventionist role for government to make our cities more sustainably liveable. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT

The Housing Industry Association said it is pleased that the Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision to simplify the Building and Construction General Onsite Award. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Rob Stokes announced a new approach by NSW Government to deliver more than 50 new precincts across the Sydney. [Full Text]

The NSW Government called for feedback on plans for a new 42-storey office tower above the future Victoria Cross Metro Station in North Sydney. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said ABS data on housing approvals for September indicates that they are lower than in June 2013. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW welcomed reports that partial planning controls will be returned to councils in specific growth areas. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / ICT

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Victor Dominello announced the statewide rollout of Digital Driver's Licences in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister Paul Toole opened the first round of the NSW Government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads program. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HEALTH / ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and \Minister Brad Hazzard issued 'Regional Economic Impacts of Public Hospital Investment' by the Regional Australia Institute and NSW Health Infrastructure. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / AGED CARE

Anglicare said it has begun work on affordable accommodation in Corrimal for people aged 55 and over. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION

Minister Matt Kean released the NSW Asbestos Waste Strategy 2019-21. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Registrations are open for an AHURI event, 'Housing: the foundation for mental health', on 19 February in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Yvette Berry announced a partnership between CatholicCare, St Vincent de Paul and ACT Government to help end chronic homelessness. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Chris Steel announced it will fully fund construction of a cycling and pedestrian link along Flemington Road from EPIC to Sandford Street. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / EVENTS / DESIGN

The DESIGN Canberra Festival is on from 4 to 24 November in Canberra. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT

The Victorian Government announced the appointment of three new Directors to the V/Line Corporation Board, along with a second term for existing Director Rachel Thomson. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Ministers Alan Tudge and Mark Bailey called for feedback on the Lindum level crossing upgrade. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / ECONOMICS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Cameron Dick said a regional plan for Wide Bay Burnett region is being prepared under the Planning Act. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Tim Whetstone called for feedback on the 'Regional Development Strategy Engagement Report'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Michelle Lensink announced affordable housing and land packages in Adelaide's western suburbs to help single women over 50 on lower incomes break into the housing market. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / ICT

The City of Adelaide and ZERO Automotive announced that the ZED70 Electric Vehicle trial in the City of Adelaide Fleet begins late October. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister David Speirs said seven projects in six councils across Adelaide have gained funding for street planting and water sensitive urban design under the Greener Neighbourhoods Grants Program. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The WA Government called for feedback on density living. [Full Text]

The WA Government called for feedback on density and infill. [Full Text]

The WA Government called for feedback on perceptions of the size and scale of buildings. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / DESIGN

The WA Government called for feedback on design elements when planning for density. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / REGULATION

The Real Estate Institute WA outlined proposed reforms to the Strata Titles Act. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister David Templeman announced an expert panel to progress the development of a new Local Government Act for WA. [Full Text]