Monday, 11 November 2019

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia issued the 'Australian Infrastructure Budget Monitor'. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

AHURI issued 'Homelessness amongst Australian veterans'. [Full Text]

AHURI said the research shows 5.3 per cent of veterans who left the Australian Defence Force between 2001 and 2018 experienced homelessness. [Full Text]

The Council to Homeless Persons analysed the impact of homelessness on health. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

Labor review - see media release below

The Property Council said Labor's federal campaign review shows it is still blind to the economic harm of its negative gearing and capital gains policies. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the post Federal election, as the parties review their policies [Full Text]

going into 2020, the attack on capital gains tax and negative gearing must change. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending to households and businesses, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said rejuvenation in the housing market has continued following the three interest rate cuts this year with lending for purchase of a home rising 7.4 per cent for the September quarter. [Full Text]

RETIREMENT LIVING / ECONOMICS

AHURI issued a brief examining differences in wealth accumulation strategies of retirees post-GFC. [Full Text]

AHURI welcomed an Australian Government review of the retirement income system and said research identifies that having secure tenure and affordable housing are important for retirees. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / INDIGENOUS

AHURI issued a brief on 'Improving housing and service responses to domestic and family violence for Indigenous individuals and families'. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / PLANNING

Emetrius Professor Jon Altman from ANU said that expanding on sustainable practices in remote parts of Australia can benefit both local Indigenous owners and national and global communities. [Full Text]

PLANNING

AiGroup's Performance of Construction Index climbed 1.3 points to 43.9 in October. [Full Text]

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

PLANNING / INDUSTRY

The Construction Industry Forum issued 'Australian Construction Market Report'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Staff from Curtin University analysed the lessons to be learnt from tackling asbestos in managing the hazards of silica dust. [Full Text]

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency refuted claims by the industry lobby that chrysotile (white) asbestos is safe. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

CRC for Low Carbon Living issued its exit report, 'Seven-Year Contribution to Australia's Built Environment Sector'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Selected Living Cost Indexes, Australia, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

EVENTS / HOMELESSNESS

AHURI and Homelessness Australia's National Homelessness Conference will be held on 10-11 August in Canberra. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Paul Toole called for feedback for the $2.5 billion duplication of the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. [Full Text]

Minister Andrew Constance said daytime testing of trams has started on the Kensington and Kingsford line. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ICT

Transport for NSW said a new Digital Systems Facility at Chullora will support the integration of future technologies across the Sydney train network. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Greater Sydney Commission released Australia's first Place-based Infrastructure Compact, a new city shaping strategic planning model piloted in the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula. [Full Text]

Feedback on the model can be provided online. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / EDUCATION

Minister Rob Stokes called for feedback on plans for Western Sydney University's proposed $260 million high-rise campus in Bankstown. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION

Holding Redlich said developers have less than a month to prepare for significant changes to the regulation of off-the-plan contracts in NSW. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW said asbestos waste reform is a win for local communities. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ARTS

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Don Harwin said construction has started on the Sydney Modern Project. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS

Registrations are open for the Property Council's 'Office Market Report 2020' launch on 6 February in Sydney. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDIGENOUS

Minister Ken Wyatt said traditional owners in the region around Ampilatwatja have received the title to more than 3,000 hectares. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

NT WorkSafe has charged Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and Whittens Group Pty Ltd, after a worker was killed in a workplace incident at the Inpex Onshore LNG Facility. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Engage Victoria called for feedback on the future of planning for Melbourne's industrial and commercial land. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Mark Bailey announced the completion of Stage One of the $497 million Mackay Ring Road. [Full Text]

Minister Bailey announced the start of works on the $75 million Capricorn Highway duplication. [Full Text]