Tuesday, 6 April 2021

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation issued 'Capital city housing affordability for renters and potential first home buyers'. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Clare said that house prices are rising at the fastest pace in 32 years. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute discussed 'Why house prices are skyrocketing (and what we can do to fix it)', in a podcast. [Full Text]

Minister Sukkar said HomeBuilder will support up to $18 billion worth of residential construction projects. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending Indicators, Feb 2021'. [Full Text]

The ABS announced that new loan commitments for housing in February fell for the first time since May 2000. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the value of new loan commitments for housing fell after eight consecutive months of growth. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the number of loans for the construction of new dwellings rose in February, marking six consecutive months of record highs. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS / CORONAVIRUS

UNSW said that Australian governments acted to protect homeless people from COVID-19 in 2020 on an even larger scale than previously thought. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Clare said that since becoming Minister for Homelessness 100 days ago, Michael Sukkar has only spoken publicly about homelessness on one of these days. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT

CEDA published a report on optimising Australia's permanent skilled migration system. [Full Text]

PUBLIC SPACE

The US-based Urban Land Institute published a report containing 30 innovative public space programs and projects developed since COVID-19 public health measures began last year. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

WSP released its annual report. [Full Text]

WATER

The Productivity Commission published video of a recent webinar on national water reform. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

The Green Building Council published the top ten takeaways from its recent 'Transform' conference. [Full Text]

AWARDS / SUSTAINABILITY

Winners of the Green Building Council's Green Star Champions have been announced. [Full Text]

Winners of the Banksia Sustainability Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

Minister Stokes announced changes to NSW complying development regulation aimed at making it easier for businesses in industrial and business zones to set up new premises, change uses, build or renovate. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes announced a series of $50,000 grants for regional councils in NSW to make the transition to digital planning. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / PUBLIC SPACE

NSW Planning issued '2021 Planning and Public Spaces Outlook - What to expect in coming months'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CONSULTATION / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A master plan for Bankstown CBD is on exhibition. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister McCormack announced $150 million for 108 Fixing Local Roads grants. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Legislation has passed the ACT Parliament to phase out single-use plastics. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT

Minister Allan said that 80 per cent of Melburnians will experience reduced travel times thanks to the Suburban Rail Loop. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TENDERS / PLANNING

Renewal SA called for expressions of interest for the development of a three hectare site in Forestville. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / AGEING

COTA WA issued 'Housing Security for Older Australians - A Holistic Long-term Solution' [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Shelter made a submission ahead of the Tasmanian Budget. [Full Text]