Monday, 1 November 2021

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / FINANCE

APRA Chair Wayne Byres said that more than one in five new home loans approved in the June quarter were at more than six times the borrowers' income. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / NOT FOR PROFIT / ECONOMICS

The report from a review of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation has been released. [Full Text]

Minister Sukkar said the review identified that the scale of the affordable housing challenge will require active private sector participation. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Clare said the Government's report has recommended stopping important research into housing affordability at the same time the housing crisis is worsening in Australia. [Full Text]

The Federal Department of Social Services issued its annual report. [Full Text]

A series of reports from the Housing and Productivity Research Consortium about housing and the economy are online. [Full Text]

CITIES

The Institute of Architects issued a critique of the Federal Government's cities policies, to mark World Cities Day. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

The Grattan Institute issued 'Towards net zero: A practical plan for Australia's governments'. [Full Text]

Minister Ley issued a new National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy. [Full Text]

The Grattan issued 'Three charts on why net zero by 2050 is too little, too late'. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute published a report on whether the course of the Australian economy can be significantly altered without changes in policy. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ENGINEERING

Engineers Australia issued its 2021 Climate Change Position Statement. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / AGRICULTURE

The Forest Products Association issued a manifesto, 'Growing our low-carbon future: Time for Timber'. [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Bushfires and fuel reduction burning'. [Full Text]

The Climate Council criticised the Federal Government's progress on implementing recommendations of the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements, one year after it handed down its report. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT

The National Audit Office issued 'Themes from the Australian National Audit Office's recent environmental audit coverage'. [Full Text]

RURAL AND REGIONAL / POPULATION

The Regional Australia Institute issued its Regional Movers Index for the September quarter. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / SUSTAINABILITY

PwC published an analysis of environmental, social and governance reporting by companies in the ASX200. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / PUBLIC SPACE

The NSW Government issued a draft 'Fun' State Environmental Planning Policy. [Full Text]

NSW Planning issued 'Planning and Public Spaces Outlook - What to expect in the coming months - October to March'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

NSW IPART issued the draft report from its review of the local infrastructure contributions system. [Full Text]

The Property Council called for the NSW Government's Infrastructure Contributions Reform Package to be passed through Parliament. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW said we need the Government to commit in the legislation that infrastructure contributions will be allocated fairly, transparently and locally. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said the current system fails to produce the timely delivery of enabling infrastructure. [Full Text]

Plans are on exhibition for a precinct village and carpark at Moore Park in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / SUSTAINABILITY / INDUSTRY / DESIGN

The NSW Government launched a $4.8 million program aimed at boosting the transition of non-residential buildings towards net-zero emissions. [Full Text]

Minister Kean said the framework will be designed to be available nationally, developed in partnership with other governments and industry groups, and be delivered as part of the NABERS program. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

The NSW Government released its State of the Beaches report for 2020-21. [Full Text]

The NSW Government announced that it has expanded its National Parks estate by 166,000 hectares through the purchase of two stations near Ivanhoe in the State's Far West. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT / AGRICULTURE

The NSW Government released a Land Management Report for 2018 to 2020 [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HERITAGE / ENVIRONMENT / TOURISM

The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust issued its annual report. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / SMART CITIES

The Committee for Sydney will host the online event 'Minister Dominello: Sydney as a smart city' next Monday. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / CLIMATE / RESOURCES

The NT Government announced that it will develop a business case with the CSIRO and industry to develop a large-scale low emission carbon capture and utilisation and storage hub at the Middle Arm LNG industrial precinct in Darwin. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Detail on the Victorian Government's Homebuyer Fund is online. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HEALTH / DESIGN

The Victorian Government released the five-year plan, 'Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures', including a section on increasing active living opportunities. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / CLIMATE

The Victorian Government released a Greenhouse Gas Emissions report for 2019. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Queensland Government called for expressions of interest for its $1.8 billion social and affordable housing investment growth initiative. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The SA Government announced new members of the State Planning Commission, including the CEO of the Victorian Planning Authority. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

Legislation to enact South Australia's zero and low emission vehicles policy has passed Parliament. [Full Text]

The SA Opposition said that while most advanced nations are providing incentives to move away from high emissions vehicles, this government has determined that a disincentive is the key measure in their electric vehicle policy. [Full Text]