Thursday, 19 December 2019

INFRASTRUCTURE

The National Audit Office issued '2018-19 Major Projects Report'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg issued the '2019-20 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook'. [Full Text]

The PBO issued '2019-20 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook Snapshot'. [Full Text]

GRACosway issued an overview of the Outlook. [Full Text]

Staff from the Grattan Institute outlined five things the Outlook reveals about the economy and the nation's finances. [Full Text]

SGS Economics and Planning issued 'Economic performance of Australia's cities and regions 2018-2019'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The Property Institute issued 'Valuation Protocol: Inspection Requirements for Residential Property - ABFI RVSI V2.2.1'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Minister Michael Sukkar said Jennifer Cunich has been appointed as a part-time Independent Director of AHURI for a four-year period from 31 December. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending Indicators, Oct 2019'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said housing data shows a low point was reached in April to May, with a small improvement in the volume of new work entering the pipeline over the rest of 2019. [Full Text]

CoreLogic compared ABS data to its own. [Full Text]

CoreLogic issued a monthly housing update for December. [Full Text]

CoreLogic issued a Monthly Housing and Economic Chart Pack for December. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

The Institute of Health and Welfare 'The Specialist Homelessness Services annual report 2018­­-19'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Staff from UNSW and the University of Tasmania discussed barriers to entering the private rental market for low-income households. [Full Text]

PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Mike Harris from UNSW said his research has found that excluding councils from the planning process is not good policy. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Treasurer Frydenberg said the next Intergenerational Report will be released in July 2020. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The OECD issued a list of 25 climate actions to implement by 2025. [Full Text]

The OECD issued 'Development Co-operation Report 2019: A Fairer, Greener, Safer Tomorrow'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Minister Richard Wynne said the February Building Ministers Forum will be used to push insurers to reduce the cost and improve availability of professional indemnity insurance for industry practitioners. [Full Text]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The NZ Productivity Commission issued 'Scope and funding of local government: an international comparison'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / POPULATION

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued NSW Population Projections. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government has approved a concept proposal the future Waterloo Metro Quarter. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce welcomed the heights proposed at Waterloo. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Stokes called for feedback on the reimagination of Fernhill Estate in Western Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

The NSW Government said its first NSW Generations Fund annual report shows the fund delivered $903 million in absolute investment returns in its first seven months. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ARTS

Minister Don Harwin announced the architects and design for the new Powerhouse. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Stuart Ayres said 18 companies met for the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority's Industry Symposium in Warwick Farm. [Full Text]

The NSW Government has awarded a $735 million contract to John Holland for delivery of Sydney Football Stadium. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced the completion of the NT's first North Australia Infrastructure Fund. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Eva Lawler issued the draft Northern Territory Offsets Policy for public comment. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

Minister Adem Somyurek said 100 projects have been completed under the Victorian Government's Growing Suburbs Fund. [Full Text]

Minister Marlene Kairouz said Louise Glanville has been appointed to chair of the Western Metropolitan Partnership. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Housing Industry Association said a venture between National Affordable Housing Consortium and Common Equity Housing Limited has delivered 100 homes. [Full Text]

The Victoria Council of Social Service said Victoria needs at least 6,000 new public and community housing properties built each year. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS

The Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office released a snapshot of the 2019-20 budget update. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Jacinta Allan announced the removal of 31 level crossings and Reservoir Station. [Full Text]

The Tourism & Transport Forum said Melbourne Airport should have a dedicated express rail service linking it to the city's CBD. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the state government will start market sounding for a new Brisbane Live arena. [Full Text]

Queensland Planning issued 'Land Supply and Development Monitoring Report' for South East Queensland. [Full Text]

Minister Cameron Dick said the Report shows South East Queensland has residential and industrial land to cater for future population growth. [Full Text]

A dashboard tracking progress of regional indicators against the preferred future detailed in ShapingSEQ has been updated. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / DESIGN

Minister Dick announced the introduction of five mandatory neighbourhood design elements. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Dick declared a new Roma Street Cross River Rail Priority Development Area. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Matt Canavan welcomed financial closure on a $50 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan for the redevelopment of Townsville Airport. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / EDUCATION / SUSTAINABILITY

Minister Grace Grace said 14 Queensland schools will be fitted with solar panels by the end of the year. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Rita Saffioti approved a new local planning scheme for the City of Subiaco. [Full Text]

Minister Saffioti approved an amendment to the Town of East Fremantle's local planning scheme. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Mark McGowan said a contract has been signed for construction of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension. [Full Text]

Minister Saffioti said early works for the METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link are being integrated into the current Kwinana Freeway upgrade project. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INDUSTRY

Minister Elisa Archer said Geometry Pty Ltd has been appointed to develop PlanBuild Tasmania, a portal for electronic lodgement and processing of all planning, building and plumbing applications state-wide. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Shelter Tas welcomed the Premier's announcement of the initial housing outcomes from the waiving of Tasmania's housing debt. [Full Text]