Thursday, 12 December 2019

INFRASTRUCTURE

Two projects are open for grant applications under the Australian Government's Space Infrastructure Fund. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI issued 'The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes'. [Full Text]

PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT / INDUSTRY

The Planning Institute's Board has endorsed a national position statement on 'Planning in a Changing Climate' and adopted a 2050 target for net zero embodied carbon and net zero operational carbon. [Full Text]

PLANNING

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

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

AHURI issued a brief on the housing aspirations of young and older Australians. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute's Real Estate Market Facts for the September quarter showed the weighted average median price for houses for the eight capital cities increased to $743,776. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Sep 2019'. [Full Text]

AGED CARE

AHURI issued a brief on what is needed to make 'ageing in place' work for older Australians. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

Staff from RMIT and Monash Universities said that if used more transparently, transport modelling can be a valuable tool for planning future cities. [Full Text]

Staff from RMIT, Swinburne and Monash Universities analysed fifty years of community resistance to freeways. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / BUSHFIRE / REGULATION

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment has commenced an inquiry into efficacy of past and current vegetation and land management policy, practice and legislation and their effect on bushfires and subsequent risk to property, li [Full Text]

DESIGN / HEALTH

Staff from the University of Melbourne explored how evidence-based design influences the planning and building of spaces in hospitals for mental health and well-being. [Full Text]

Staff from the University of Queensland analysed how designing hospitals for Indigenous people might benefit everyone. [Full Text]

Professor Julie Willis from the University of Melbourne explored changes in hospital design since convict times. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Beyond Blue and the Housing Industry Association have extended their partnership supporting the mental health of people working in the residential building industry. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS

Reconciliation Australia issued its 2018 - 2019 Annual Review. [Full Text]

TOURISM / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Tourism Research Australia issued '2017-18 Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts'. [Full Text]

EVENTS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Regional Australia Institute summarised key points from the discussion at its Liveability Forum in November. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will deliver the NSW Half-Yearly Budget Review today. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Melinda Pavey announced Frasers Property and Hume Community Housing as the successful proponents to transform Telopea into a master-planned neighbourhood. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said the first metro railway tunnel to be built under Sydney Harbour has been completed. [Full Text]

Minister Constance announced new and extended lanes on the M4 Motorway off ramp at Church Street in Parramatta. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION

NSW IPART called for a review into consumer protections available for home owners through the home compensation scheme. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The ACT EPA, Transport Canberra and City Services and Suburban Land Agency will inspect building sites before Christmas. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ECONOMICS

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said that the Leased Property Stimulus Scheme will provide an $82 million boost to the NT economy. [Full Text]

Chief Minister Gunner addressed the Property Council's annual State of the Territory on the NT Government's ongoing economic plan. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / EDUCATION

The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility announced a conditional loan of $150 million to Charles Darwin University. [Full Text]

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the loan will enable the City Deal Education and Civic Precinct to progress. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Staff from RMIT and Swinburne Universities analysed lessons to be learnt 50 years on from the Melbourne Transportation Plan. [Full Text]

Minister Melissa Horne announced $123,000 for a new community transport pilot program in Mount Alexander. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Michael Sukkar said the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation has delivered $192 million in affordable housing finance in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOMELESSNESS / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Central Highlands Regional Partnership issued 'Homelessness in the Central Highlands'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Minister Richard Wynne announced an expert panel to review Victoria's building system. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne said community feedback on Market Square has reinforced support for transforming the current car park into a new public space that acknowledges the site's history. [Full Text]

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VICTORIA / EDUCATION

Minister Wynne introduced a streamlined planning permit process for non-government schools that receive funding under the Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. [Full Text]

Minister James Merlino has appointed a building company to construct the last four of 14 Victorian schools set to open in 2021. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDIGENOUS

Minister Gavin Jennings announced the first meeting of the Victoria's First Peoples' Assembly this week. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AWARDS / INDUSTRY

The winners of the Urban Development Insitute's Victoria Awards for Excellence were announced. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENVIRONMENT

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called for feedback on the draft 'South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-24'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

Minister Cameron Dick said a three-storey height limit will be applied to all future development along The Spit. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / BUSHFIRE

The Queensland Government issued Guidance material to help local governments better plan for development in bushfire-prone areas. [Full Text]

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has prepared the Bushfire Resilient Communities supporting document. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Cameron Dick announced a temporary local planning instrument to preserve agricultural productivity in Mareeba Shire. [Full Text]

Minister Coralee O'Rourke provided a progress update on The Oasis Townsville project. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / ICT

Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced a new EV Home Charging Plan. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Rob Lucas delivered the Mid-Year Budget Review. [Full Text]

Treasurer Lucas announced a $289 million surplus in the 2018-19 State Budget. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Steven Marshall said the SA Government has built a $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works over the next four years. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

SA Housing issued 'Our Housing Future 2020-2030'. [Full Text]

Premier Marshall outlined major initiatives in the $550 million strategy. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / TRANSPORT

The SA Local Government Association issued a circular, 'Local Government Movement and Transport Planning Network - seeking members'. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Rita Saffioti said NorthLink WA's third and final section, from Ellenbrook to Muchea, is progressing towards completion in coming months. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Premier Mark McGowan $2.4 million for services targeting the needs of people experiencing, and at risk of, homelessness across Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT

WA's Environmental Protection Authority has released a revised draft greenhouse gas emissions assessment guideline. [Full Text]