Thursday, 24 June 2021

ECONOMICS / CORONAVIRUS

Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Ellis discussed 'Lessons and Lasting Effects of the Pandemic', in a speech. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

Minister Sukkar announced an additional 30,000 places under the Federal Government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and Family Home Guarantee. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

PRD said the schemes swap early and/or easier access to home ownership with a debt level that the target demographic may not be ready to take on. [Full Text]

CoreLogic identified 218 markets where either house or unit median values in a suburb reached the million-dollar-mark during the past 12 months. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY / INTERNATIONAL

The Energy Efficiency Council issued 'Further, faster, together: Opportunities for collaboration between Germany and Australia on energy efficiency in buildings'. [Full Text]

NOT FOR PROFIT / INDUSTRY

The Council of Social Service and other peaks issued 'Valuing Australia's community sector: Better contracting for capacity, sustainability and impact'. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HEALTH / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Productivity Commission released the first dataset in its 'Closing the Gap Information Repository' dashboard. [Full Text]

POPULATION

Shadow Treasurer Chalmers issued an oped on the upcoming Intergenerational Report. [Full Text]

GENERAL / INTERNATIONAL

The Economist Intelligence Unit announced that Auckland rose to the top of the Global Liveability Index in 2021 because of its successful approach in containing COVID-19. [Full Text]

SMART CITIES

Researchers from the University of Sydney discussed the use and purpose of smart street furniture. [Full Text]

ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

The International Renewables Agency released a report showing most new renewable energy sources undercut the cheapest fossil fuel sources, in terms of cost. [Full Text]

Minister Ley tabled the product stewardship Minister's Priority List in 2021-22 and said the solar industry should address the issue of solar panel waste or face regulation. [Full Text]

RESOURCES

KPMG issued 'Australian Mining Risk Forecast 2021-22'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / BUDGET

The NSW Budget has been released. [Full Text]

GRACosway issued an overview of the NSW Budget. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin outlined the main NSW Budget measures across major portfolios. [Full Text]

The Property Council issued a NSW Budget analysis. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / BUDGET

Minister Constance announced $71 billion over four years for transport infrastructure in NSW. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia said the NSW Government has delivered another record infrastructure spend to secure the state's economic recovery. [Full Text]

Minister Toole announced $9 billion for regional transport and roads in NSW during 2021-22. [Full Text]

Treasurer Perrottet announced $490 million to encourage electric vehicle purchases in NSW over four years. [Full Text]

Minister Ayres outlined Budget spend for Western Sydney, including $2.9 billion for Sydney Metro West and $1 billion for the Bradfield City Centre. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS

The McKell Institute issued a report on the economic cost of offshoring major transport projects in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Treasurer Perrottet announced reforms to the infrastructure contributions system in NSW. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said it supported the postponement of the timing of payment of local infrastructure charges until the building is complete and ready for occupation. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes announced $20 million over four years for the rezoning of 12 major precincts across Greater Sydney, to allow for 20,000 new homes. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes announced $139 million for infrastructure to support new housing in Western Sydney. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the NSW Budget is almost silent on housing supply and new home affordability. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said it welcomes infrastructure initiatives in the NSW Budget but that complacency over housing supply is worrying. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the key win for local housing in this Budget is the expansion of the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund to councils in Sydney's south west. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / PUBLIC SPACE / BUDGET

Treasurer Perrottet announced a $2.3 billion package including $79 million for public space and $366 million for social housing. [Full Text]

Treasurer Perrottet announced $6.7 million to progress planning for the renewal of Newcastle's Hunter Park, including 2,600 homes and 30 hectares of upgraded public space. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / BUDGET

Treasurer Perrottet announced a $57 million expansion of the NSW Together Home program, aimed at combatting homelessness. [Full Text]

The Greens critiqued housing and homelessness measures in the NSW Budget. [Full Text]

Everybody's Home said the NSW Government's failure to make a substantial additional commitment to social and affordable housing is disappointing. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Community Housing Industry Association issued 'Maximising the returns: The role of community housing in delivering NSW's future housing needs'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION / BUDGET

Minister Dominello announced an additional $500 million over three years for the NSW Digital Restart Fund, including an eConstruction initiative. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HEALTH / RURAL AND REGIONAL / BUDGET

Minister Barilaro announced $10 billion for health infrastructure over four years for regional and rural NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Kean announced $1 billion over four years for wildlife and ecosystems in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FLOODS / BUDGET

Minister Barilaro announced $590 million for storm and flood recovery in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RESOURCES / BUDGET

Deputy Premier Barilaro announced $100 million over ten years to remediate high-risk historic and abandoned mine sites in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / BUDGET

Local Government NSW outlined Budget announcements for councils and their communities. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / HEALTH

Minister Marino said the NSW government has agreed to extend its delivery of health services on Norfolk Island to the end of 2021. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

Deputy Premier Barilaro announced new Parliamentary Secretary positions in NSW, including for water infrastructure, regional health, regional housing and energy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The NSW Independent Commission against Corruption issued 'Investigation in the Regulation of Lobbying, Access and Influence in NSW'. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / DESIGN / ARTS

The NT Government announced that it has submitted a Development Application to build the State Square Art Gallery, part of the Darwin City Revitalisation project. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDIGENOUS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The NT Government released a revised Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy. [Full Text]

Australian National University issued 'Leasing reforms on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory: impacts on land rights and remote community governance'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN / PLANNING

The Victorian Government announced $44 million for the CBD North Precinct Activation Project, to be led by RMIT University. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Queensland Government announced a $500 million fund to support large scale investment projects. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Bailey announced an extra $46 million to plan a four-lane bypass at Tiaro on the Bruce Highway, north of Brisbane. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / EDUCATION / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Grace announced $171 million for school infrastructure at the Gold Coast. [Full Text]

Minister Grace announced $140 million for school infrastructure at the Sunshine Coast. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HERITAGE / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Ley said Australia will oppose a draft World Heritage Committee recommendation that the Great Barrier Reef be singled out for 'in danger' listing. [Full Text]

The Climate Council said the UN proposal to change the Reef's status to 'in danger' brings shame on the Government. [Full Text]

Researchers from James Cook University said the development is significant for several reasons. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / AWARDS / DESIGN

Winners of the Queensland Government's Urban Design Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / BUDGET

The SA Budget has been released. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the SA Budget. [Full Text]

GRACosway issued an overview of the SA Budget. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / PLANNING / DEFENCE / INDIGENOUS / BUDGET

Premier Marshall outlined the key themes of the Premier's Budget measures: City Arena, Defence, Space and Indigenous Affairs. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / BUDGET

Premier Marshall announced a $17 billion infrastructure spend for SA over four years. [Full Text]

Minister Wingard said $8.8 billion has been allocated for roads and public transport infrastructure projects over the next four years. [Full Text]

Minister Wingard announced that a ten-year level crossing removal program for SA will be developed. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / CIRCULAR ECONOMY / ENVIRONMENT / HERITAGE / BUDGET

Minister Speirs outlined SA Budget spend for the environment, recycling initiatives and heritage. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Speirs said Aldinga Washpool, in Adelaide's south, will form part of a new conservation park to protect the area from potential housing development. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TECHNOLOGY / INNOVATION / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The WA Government launched a Digital Strategy. [Full Text]