Monday, 13 September 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

The Federal Government issued 'Freight vehicle congestion in Australia's five major cities - 2019'. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet announced a review of the Major Projects Facilitation Agency. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

NAB announced that national home values rising another 1.5 per cent last month. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

National Shelter released its policy platform and called for a national housing plan. [Full Text]

A group of affordable housing advocacy peak bodies rejected comments made by Federal MP Jason Falinski that the affordable housing sector is uninformed and prejudiced, while speaking at an Urban Development Institute event. [Full Text]

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Centre for Social Impact issued 'Roadmap to social impact: Your step-by-step guide to planning, measuring and communicating social impact'. [Full Text]

EDUCATION / CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY

Western Sydney University launched a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION / DESIGN / SUSTAINABILITY

Renew published a report showing that households are better off with higher energy standards, in response to a proposed update to the National Construction Code to increase minimum energy efficiency ratings and standards for new homes. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / CLIMATE

The Clean Energy Regulator published its Carbon Market Report for the June quarter. [Full Text]

INTERNATIONAL / CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Green Building Council announced a partnership to promote collaboration and climate action ahead of the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26 in Glasgow. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / HEALTH

The Constructors Association issued a report on the economic costs of some of the key issues within the construction industry including gender diversity, wellbeing, work hours and fatigue. [Full Text]

The Constructors Association, in partnership with governments and academics, released a draft Culture Standard. [Full Text]

WATER / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

The Productivity Commission issued a report on progress towards the National Water Initiative since 2017. [Full Text]

EVENTS / CITIES

The Festival of Urbanism runs from today until 24 September. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / DESIGN / PUBLIC SPACE

NSW Planning launched a survey to help shape the upcoming Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce called for the survey to include explicit questions of affordability and housing. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue issued 'Mapping Greater Western Sydney's economic and social recovery'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT / RECREATION / INFRASTRUCTURE

Round Two of the NSW Government's $100 million Greater Cities and Regional Sport Facility funding has opened. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

The NSW Government released a master plan for a network of public electric vehicle fast chargers. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EDUCATION / INNOVATION / TECHNOLOGY

Western Sydney University announced that it will build a 'Tech Jobs Accelerator' collaboration hub. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENERGY / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The NSW Government released the Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan. [Full Text]

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association said the NSW Government has now provided clear direction to the market. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CORONAVIRUS

The NSW Government released a Reopening Roadmap for those who are fully vaccinated. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Victorian Government announced funding for 89 'shovel-ready' community housing development and construction projects under the Social Housing Growth Fund, part of the Big Housing Build initiative. [Full Text]

Minister Wynne said the investment includes $148 million for housing projects in regional Victoria. [Full Text]

The Community Housing Industry Association said it is the largest ever commitment to community housing in Australian history. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Queensland Government released a draft 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government also released a four-year Infrastructure Pipeline. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Forward Work Plan for the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport has been released. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / BUDGET

The WA Budget has been released. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton issued a summary of the WA Budget. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / BUDGET / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / BUDGET

The WA Government announced $5.7 billion for 15 METRONET projects over the next four years. [Full Text]

Minister Saffioti outlined the road projects included for construction during 2021-22 and those under procurement or in planning. [Full Text]

Minister Saffioti announced $55 million to duplicate the Mandurah Estuary Bridge. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / RURAL AND REGIONAL / BUDGET

Minister MacTiernan outlined the rural and regional infrastructure commitments in the WA Budget. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY / CLIMATE / BUDGET

The WA Government announced $50 million to help develop the renewable hydrogen industry. [Full Text]

Minister Sanderson announced a $750 million Climate Action Fund as part of the WA Budget. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT / BUDGET

The WA Government announced a decision to end logging of native forests, to be included in its upcoming Forest Management Plan 2024-33. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS / BUDGET

Minister Carey outlined the new social housing and homelessness initiatives in the WA Budget. [Full Text]

The WA Government committed $28 million for the state's second Common Ground homelessness facility, to be built in Mandurah. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Minister Saffioti announced an extension of the stamp duty rebate for pre-construction contracts for homes in multi-tiered strata developments in WA. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / RESOURCES

The WA Government released a mineral and petroleum resources development strategy. [Full Text]