Monday, 16 August 2021

GENERAL

The Productivity Commission published a report on supply chains that are vulnerable to disruption. [Full Text]

TECHNOLOGY

The new Technology Council of Australia was launched. [Full Text]

WATER / INFRASTRUCTURE / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Federal Government issued an update on 40 projects being delivered through the National Water Grid Connections funding pathway. [Full Text]

EVENTS / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Australia will release the 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan in an online event on Friday 3 September. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The NSW Government issued an update on meetings of the new Regional Housing Taskforce. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Stokes announced a draft amendment to create a 41-hectare film production precinct at Penrith Lakes in north west Sydney, with requirements for flood evacuation considerations. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW welcomed the rejection of infrastructure contribution rule changes by the NSW Parliament. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / ENVIRONMENT / RECREATION / HERITAGE

The NSW Government published video from a webinar on the designs for the Callan Park waterfront revitalisation. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / COMMERCIAL / CORONAVIRUS

The NSW Government announced that it will re-introduce mandatory rent relief for eligible commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / CORONAVIRUS

The NSW Office of Local Government announced that Mayoral elections must be held in September for mayors elected in 2019, despite local government elections being delayed until December. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW welcomed the reinstatement of last year's Council Job Retention Allowance. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Joyce announced $11 for road safety upgrades in New England, NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HEALTH / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Federal Government announced $10 million to rapidly establish 10 mental health pop up sites in Greater Sydney. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Draft Development Plans for the Arden Station Precinct and Eastern Portal for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project have been released. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Federal Government announced $56 million for 29 road safety projects in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / RESOURCES / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

The Victorian Government announced new regulations for conventional onshore gas extraction, including changes to community consultation and mine rehabilitation requirements. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Victorian Government issued a discussion paper on its proposed model for the decriminalisation of sex work. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDIGENOUS / HEALTH / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Queensland Government launched its first Closing the Gap Implementation plan. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY

The SA Government announced 17 new hybrid energy Metro buses and hybrid energy upgrades for 70 diesel trains. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute published survey research on the potential effects of electric vehicle taxes or incentives in SA. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Federal Government announced $52 million to fast-track 15 road safety projects in SA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / WATER / PLANNING

The WA Government issued a draft policy and guidelines for water-related planning provisions, including for urban water management. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HEALTH

The WA Government announced an additional $1.9 billion in health funding. [Full Text]