Thursday, 17 September 2020

ECONOMICS / INDUSTRY / CORONAVIRUS

The CSIRO issued 'COVID-19: Recovery and resilience'. [Full Text]

A group of economists issued a statement on Australia's COVID-19 response. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'A series of unprecedented events - the June quarter, 2020'. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry said its Survey of Industrial Trends found business conditions remained weak in the September quarter. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / CORONAVIRUS

The Australia Institute said more voters want JobSeeker increases and spending on infrastructure than income tax cuts. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Reserve Bank issued 'Consumer Payment Behaviour in Australia: Evidence from the 2019 Consumer Payments Survey'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Housing Industry Association said that 12,500 new affordable homes could be built in the next five years if a federal stimulus package is included in the October budget. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The ABS issued 'Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Jun 2020'. [Full Text]

The Reserve Bank said that the cumulative decline in established national housing prices in 2020 had been less than experienced two years earlier. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said there has been a 0.8 per cent decline in national rent values from the end of March to the end of August, with more acute falls in Sydney and Melbourne unit markets. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / INTERNATIONAL

The Australian National University said Chinese investment in Australia dropped by over 47 per cent, from $4.8 billion in 2018 to $2.5 billion in 2019. [Full Text]

ENERGY

The PM announced measures aimed at supporting LNG supply. [Full Text]

The PM announced $211 for domestic diesel storage. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ECONOMICS

The Clean Energy Council said much of the harm caused by COVID-19 is likely to bear a striking resemblance to the challenges we will face from climate change if we continue our current trajectory. [Full Text]

ClimateWorks issued 'Growth through transformation: An investment vision guide for climate and development'. [Full Text]

SPACE

The Space Agency issued 'Advancing Space, the Australian Civil Space Strategy 2019-2028'. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister McCormack marked the completion of the first section of Inland Rail, from Parkes to Narromine. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The Institute of Health and Welfare issued 'Australia's hospitals at a glance 2018-19'. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Community grants: a quick guide to key internet links'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS / REGULATION

Treasurer Perrottet launched the NSW Government's 24-Hour Economy Strategy. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said the Strategy defines the way forward to enhance planning and productivity to activate local streets and parks and support businesses across Sydney. [Full Text]

The Tourism and Transport Forum said the Government's consultation and work with industry has focussed on key growth factors like planning and zoning restrictions, the need for a better late-night transport offering and a safer after-dark environment. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / HEALTH / EDUCATION / TRANSPORT

Premier Berejiklian outlined some of the projects that will receive funding under the NSW Government's $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, and said the full list of projects will be announced in coming months. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

NSW Labor lodged a petition in Parliament calling on the Government to scrap the new M5 East toll. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Stokes said 11 major projects and planning proposals will be determined in the next four weeks as part of the sixth tranche under the NSW Government's Planning System Acceleration Program. [Full Text]

The list of projects in the sixth tranche of the NSW Planning System Acceleration Program is online. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes approved two rezoning proposals for three towers in Parramatta, to accomodate up to 1,137 new dwellings. [Full Text]

The Property Council welcomed the finalisation of the NSW Government's Western Sydney Aerotropolis Planning Package. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HEALTH

Minister Hazzard announced $105 million to fast-track the final stage of St George Hospital redevelopment in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ARTS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Harwin announced $6 million for 29 councils through the NSW Local Government Authorities Arts and Cultural Program. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / TRANSPORT

The ACT Opposition committed to make the ACT's entire cycle path network road-free by 2030. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING

The NT Government released Subdivision Development Guidelines for the NT. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / NOT FOR PROFIT

The City of Darwin launched an online portal to identify grant and funding opportunities Australia-wide, across three levels of government, philanthropic groups and corporations. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Productivity Commission issued 'Victoria's commercial land use zoning'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / SUSTAINABILITY

The City of Melbourne Council will consider changes to the City's planning scheme and the adoption of a green infrastructure rating tool, aimed at delivering more sustainable buildings. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

The City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government announced $100 million to reactivate central Melbourne. [Full Text]

PricewaterhouseCoopers issued 'Economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Melbourne: final report'. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a brief on the Victorian Government's recently announced $3 billion business support package. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RURAL AND REGIONAL / CORONAVIRUS

Premier Andrews said regional communities have progressed to the third step of the Victorian Government's reopening roadmap. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a brief on the reopening of regional communities in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Housing Industry Association said new home sales in Victoria have declined by 14 per cent in August as the stage 4 restrictions more than offset the boost provided from HomeBuilder. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Marshall welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of an accelerated delivery for a $1.5 billion SA-NSW energy interconnector. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / ENERGY

The Energy Market Operator issued an update on Queensland's Electric Vehicle Super Highway. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENERGY / RESOURCES / SUSTAINABILITY

The Conservation Foundation issued 'An aluminium-led energy and industry renewal for Central Queensland'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / NATURAL DISASTERS / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Queensland Government announced $3.5 million for priority infrastructure upgrades on roads, drainage systems and power supplies in 17 regional councils. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HEALTH

Minister Miles launched planning for the expansion of Mackay Base Hospital and the redevelopments of the Bowen and Moranbah hospitals. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / NOT FOR PROFIT / CORONAVIRUS

The WA Government announced an extension of funding for community groups impacted by COVID-19. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / CORONAVIRUS

Premier McGowan Government announced a WA COVID-19 Industry Support Fund, including a $30 million boost to the Building Bonus program. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the boost to WA's Building Bonus scheme highlights the need to adjust its building start timeframe. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said there is still the need for an extension to the scheme's delivery timeframes. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association reported a 175 per cent increase in WA's new home sales over the three months since HomeBuilder and the Building Bonus were announced. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ECONOMICS

Deloitte issued a 20-year anniversary edition of its WA Index. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TENDERS / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Ferguson said tenders are currently open as part of the Tasmanian Government's $1.8 billion infrastructure blitz over two years. [Full Text]