Monday, 9 August 2021

CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY / INTERNATIONAL

The US-based think tank RethinkX issued 'Rethinking Climate Change: How Humanity Can Choose to Reduce Emissions 90% by 2035 through the Disruption of Energy, Transportation, and Food with Existing Technologies'. [Full Text]

The World Green Building Council issued 'Decarbonizing construction: Guidance for investors and developers to reduce embodied carbon'. [Full Text]

The Rocky Mountain Institute issued 'Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings - Low-Cost, High-Value Opportunities'. [Full Text]

The Conservation Foundation and other peaks said Australia must slash emissions by 2030. [Full Text]

Researchers from the University of Sydney published research showing that we can't keep temperature rises below 1.5 degrees using technology alone. [Full Text]

ENERGY / RESOURCES

The Renewable Energy Agency issued a summary of projects it is funding on the electrification of industry, hydrogen blending, biogas and emergent technologies. [Full Text]

INTERNATIONAL / RESOURCES

PwC issued a report on the performance of the world's largest 40 mining companies. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / COMMERCIAL

The Property Council outlined the national and state-by-state findings from its Office Market Report for the first 6 months of 2021. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

AHURI published a brief on whether a 'green recovery' is the key to post-COVID housing stimulus. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association ranked states and territories based on a range of residential building indicators including detached and multi-unit building activity, renovations and housing finance. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE / TECHNOLOGY

The Federal Government announced $4 million for bushfire resilience projects, including $3 million to build a self-assessment app for home owners in bushfire prone regions. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / HEALTH / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan has been released. [Full Text]

The Productivity Commission released the first Annual Data Compilation Report to inform reporting on progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. [Full Text]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT / CORONAVIRUS

The Local Government Association published the results of a survey of council CEOs on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organisations. [Full Text]

TECHNOLOGY

Deloitte issued 'Customer consent and privacy - How to protect yourselves and your customers'. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT

Deloitte published a report on the future of the worker-employer relationship. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / PLANNING / TRANSPORT

Minister Stokes announced an updated Ministerial Direction and Implementation Plan for the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / SMART CITIES / SUSTAINABILITY / RECREATION

The NSW Government issued 'Smart Western City Program - Co-creating a Digital Western Parkland City'. [Full Text]

NSW Planning issued a paper on the key challenges and opportunities relating to smart places. [Full Text]

UTS and PwC issued 'Australia's Window of Opportunity on Smart Cities'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / CORONAVIRUS

Minister Barilaro announced the re-opening of unoccupied construction sites in Greater Sydney from Wednesday, with capacity restrictions across all sites and minimum vaccination requirements for those in the eight affected local government areas. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce congratulated the NSW Government on the decision. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / POPULATION

Minister Stokes called for a new national population strategy. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT / RESOURCES

Environmental Justice Australia released a report on how the NSW Government should implement the recommendations of an inquiry on managing contamination from coal mine ash dams. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Landcom announced that it will partner with Link Wentworth Housing to deliver a 100 per cent affordable housing development at Macquarie Park in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / DESIGN

The ACT Government announced a new co-design process for library building, retrofitting and redevelopment. [Full Text]

The ACT Government released a consultation paper on proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

The Queensland Government launched a new planning website. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / DESIGN

Plans for an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre to be built at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, based on a competition-winning design, have been submitted for assessment. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT

The SA Government released a Road Safety Strategy. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The report 'Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth' was released by the '100 Families WA' research project. [Full Text]