Monday, 13 December 2021

INFRASTRUCTURE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Association issued '2021 National State of the Assets Report'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / AVIATION / CORONAVIRUS

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia published a report that highlights the the impacts of COVID-19 on air freight supply chains. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

The Productivity Commission announced an inquiry into the maritime logistics system. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / FINANCE

The Urban Development Institute said the research confirms that housing affordability continues to deteriorate for home buyers and is now adding to stress across rental and regional housing markets. [Full Text]

ENERGY / CLIMATE

The Federal Government issued 'State of Hydrogen 2021'. [Full Text]

The Energy Market Operator issued a draft Integrated System Plan. [Full Text]

The Australia Institute said the Energy Market Operator has finally mapped out an ambitious energy future aligned with the Paris Agreement. [Full Text]

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT / INDIGENOUS

The Conservation Foundation issued 'Nature as a climate solution: Country, culture and nature-based solutions for mitigating climate change'. [Full Text]

ENGINEERING / DESIGN

WSP published a report on the advantages of tall-wood buildings. [Full Text]

POPULATION / ECONOMICS

The Productivity Commission published a report on wealth transfers and their economic effects. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Next25 published 'Four Leverage Points to Improve How Australia Makes its Future'. [Full Text]

The Tax Office published a corporate tax transparency report for 2019-20. [Full Text]

A communique has been issued from the second meeting of the National Federation Reform Council. [Full Text]

ELECTION

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Timing for the 2022 federal election'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / CITIES

The NSW Government released a draft Design & Place State Environmental Planning Policy. [Full Text]

Minister Stokes outlined the key benefits of the draft Design and Place SEPP. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said the policy drew concern amongst developers. [Full Text]

The Total Environment Centre said the draft policy is a vast improvement on current arrangements. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects said communities across NSW would benefit from the proposed updates to the state's planning processes. [Full Text]

Business NSW said the policy gives the community the opportunity to support innovative design in planning decisions. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the policy will worsen housing affordability. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PUBLIC SPACE

NSW Planning published video from a roundtable on valuing green infrastructure and public spaces. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness NSW published a report on homelessness among people without permanent Australian residency. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue called on the NSW and Federal Governments to extend the Western Sydney Metro Airport Line to Glenfield, via Leppington. [Full Text]

The ACCC announced that it will not oppose the acquisition of Sydney Airport by a consortium of investment funds. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

The Constructors Association published the results of an industry survey on the NSW Government's performance against its 10-point commitment to the construction sector made in 2018. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / WATER / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Upper South Creek Advanced Water Recycling Centre at Kemps Creek in Western Sydney has been declared critical State Significant Infrastructure. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / CORONAVIRUS / REGULATION

The NSW Government announced that some temporary regulations introduced to support businesses and individuals due to COVID-19, will be made permanent. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AVIATION / INNOVATION / REGULATION

The Federal and Victorian governments announced an agreement to develop industries around aerial electric vehicles and freight drones. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / CITIES / EMPLOYMENT / CORONAVIRUS

PwC published a report on the liveability of different suburbs in Melbourne post-COVID, and their suitability for working from home. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Federal Government announced $6 million to investigate rapid transport, including trackless rapid transit, for Melbourne's south east near the Monash University Clayton Campus. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The Queensland Government announced a $2.1 billion waste management and recycling package. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENVIRONMENT / REGULATION

The Queensland Government commenced consultation on the formation of an independent Environmental Protection Agency. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENGINEERING / ENERGY / RESOURCES

The SA Government announced $5 million for the front-end engineering design of a $750 million project to export green hydrogen and support the Port Pirie multi-metal smelter. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ENVIRONMENT / CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The SA Government released a discussion paper on the banning of a further range of single-use plastics. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / TOURISM

The WA Government published a draft planning policy for the management of short-term rental accommodation. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / TRANSPORT

The WA Government announced a committee to develop a vision for the redevelopment of Fremantle Port's Inner Harbour. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / PLANNING / DESIGN

The Tasmanian Government released concept designs for a $240 million redevelopment of the Port of Davenport. [Full Text]