Thursday, 16 September 2021

ECONOMICS

The OECD released an economic snapshot of Australia. [Full Text]

The key take away from the report is that Australia's tax system is not adequately addressing Australia's rising inequality or revenue challenges, according to the Australia Institute. [Full Text]

EMPLOYMENT / CITIES / INFRASTRUCTURE / ECONOMICS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / HEALTH

Productivity Commission published a research paper on what an increase in working from home might mean for workplace regulation, urban centres and wellbeing. [Full Text]

WSP discussed how the future planning and design of infrastructure can make an optimal impact on people's health and wellbeing. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

A report from Budget Estimates has been released, including sections on transport, infrastructure, faster rail, water infrastructure, Western Sydney Airport, the National Capital Authority and Infrastructure Australia. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

House prices have inflated by 18 per cent over the year to June, according to the Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

The ABS released data showing that residential property prices rose 6.7 per cent in the June quarter. [Full Text]

The Greens said the statistics represent the real experiences of families being priced out of owning their first home. [Full Text]

There has been a switch in the new home market toward lower density, as working from home becomes entrenched, according to the Housing Industry Association. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

St George Community Housing outlined its vision for sub-market housing, in a submission to the inquiry into the contribution of tax and regulation on housing affordability and supply. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute outlined 'sweeping policy reforms needed to overcome the high tax, planning and regulatory barriers that have doomed housing supply', in a submission to the inquiry. [Full Text]

AGEING

The Human Rights Council issued a report on age discrimination. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

The Climate Council issued 'Rising to the Challenge: Addressing Climate and Security in Our Region'. [Full Text]

The Clean Energy Council launched a campaign to promote renewable energy. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

ClimateWorks discussed 'Australia's transport emissions: the role of hydrogen in reaching zero emissions'. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / NATURAL DISASTERS

The Fifth Estate outlined the areas in Australia that will be at most risk of bushfire, flood, drought and the urban heat island effect as a result of climate change in coming years. [Full Text]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT / CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY

The Local Government called on the next Federal Government to commit to creating a Local Government Climate Change Partnership Fund of $200 million per year over four years. [Full Text]

WATER / ENVIRONMENT

A global study by CSIRO has found that concentrated land and sea litter (mostly disposable plastic) is found in places where there is an increased value of infrastructure, or a decreased national wealth. [Full Text]

AWARDS / INDUSTRY

Winners of the Housing Industry Association's GreenSmart Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / WATER

The NSW Government released a Water Strategy which includes priorities around liveable cities, resilience, community engagement and First Nations/Aboriginal People's rights and values. [Full Text]

Minister Pavey said the Strategy will guide where and when water infrastructure investments are made. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / TECHNOLOGY

The NSW Government announced a $100 million digital system upgrade for Sydney's Eastern Suburbs rail line. [Full Text]

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils commended the NSW Government for releasing the Electric Vehicle Charging Masterplan. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / FLOODS

The final Lismore Regional City Action Plan was released by the NSW Government. [Full Text]

The plan puts floodplain resilience at the forefront of future growth, according to NSW MLC Ben Franklin. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Urban Taskforce said that housing prices rose, on average, across Sydney by 8.1 per cent in just 3 months. [Full Text]

Knight Frank announced that a 10 ha site near the Western Sydney Aerotropolis that has been owned by a miniature railway club for 50 years has sold for $30 million. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Western Parkland City Authority will host an online event on 8 October: 'Tomorrow's City Today - Opportunities in the Bradfield City Centre and Western Parkland City' [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PUBLIC SPACE / DESIGN

The Victorian Planning Authority released a structure plan for the Arden precinct in Melbourne's inner north. [Full Text]

Designs have been released for new open space under an elevated rail line at the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HEALTH / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The Victorian Government released a Health Plan for the Mildura and Northern Mallee Region. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

The Renewable Energy Agency announced $2 million for a feasibility study into a hydrogen production facility at Gladstone in Queensland. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / DESIGN

Designs for the Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication projects have been released by the SA Government. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / BUDGET / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Committee for Economic Development said that despite the increase in social housing spending, there is little in the WA Budget for affordable housing. [Full Text]