Thursday, 19 May 2022

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

AHURI published a brief on how governments are supporting first home buyers. [Full Text]

Industry Super published a forecast of capital city home price rises that may result from the Government's proposed scheme to allow couples to withdraw up to $40,000 from super for a home loan deposit. [Full Text]

AHURI published a brief on downsizing. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY

The Property Council Launched a new division to champion the student accommodation industry. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / EMPLOYMENT

The ABS announced an unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent, lower than any time since the rate was calculated monthly instead of quarterly, in 1974. [Full Text]

Anglicare Australia released an analysis that shows people on the lowest incomes are falling behind on the cost-of-living. [Full Text]

CITIES / CLIMATE / SUSTAINABILITY / PLANNING

The Planning Institute published a toolkit for planning for urban vegetation in adapting to a changing climate and urban heat. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / RESOURCES / CLIMATE

The Conservation Foundation said six of the ten postcodes with the highest air pollution host a coal-fired power station or coal mine. [Full Text]

The Energy Council pointed out that the data does not capture the smaller yet more dominant causes of air pollution such as bushfires. [Full Text]

The Clean Energy Council published the results of a survey of its renewable hydrogen membership on priorities for the next Federal Government. [Full Text]

CLIMATE

The World Meteorological Organization issued 'State of the Global Climate 2021'. [Full Text]

RESOURCES / CLIMATE / ENERGY / SUSTAINABILITY

The Australia Institute published an analysis of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain Project in Victoria, which uses brown coal gasification to make hydrogen, and said the project will likely increase emissions by up to 3.8 Mt per year. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INNOVATION / ENGINEERING

Staff from WSP discussed 'Urban Air Mobility: A Wind Engineering Perspective'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / INFRASTRUCTURE / ENGINEERING

Infrastructure Australia announced that Chief Executive Romilly Madew will leave at the end of July to take up the role of Chief Executive at Engineers Australia. [Full Text]

ELECTION

The Parliamentary Library issued 'The electoral pendulum: 2019 Election, 2021 boundaries'. [Full Text]

AWARDS / PLANNING

The Planning Institute announced the winners of the National Awards for Planning Excellence. [Full Text]

AWARDS / NATURAL DISASTERS

Winners of the Awards for Excellence in Emergency Communication have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AGEING

The Council on the Ageing published an updated report on the attitudes and values of people aged 50 and older in NSW. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / FLOODS / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

Brisbane City Council published the report from an independent review of the city's 2022 flood event. [Full Text]

The Planning Institute said the review found the 2022 flood event was a 'worst-case scenario' for Brisbane and makes important recommendations to support immediate mitigation needs and prepare for future adaptation. [Full Text]

The Federal and Queensland Governments announced a $720 million flood recovery package. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN

The Planning Institute called on the Victorian Government to reinstate funding for the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects said the funding cut places at risk the entire Victorian Government Design Review Panel. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY / EMPLOYMENT / NOT FOR PROFIT / CORONAVIRUS

Australian Catholic University published a report on the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on jobs, insecurity and social services in Victoria. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Queensland Government announced $150 million to expand the Cairns Marine Precinct. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / ECONOMICS

The SA Government announced that the state has recorded the strongest business confidence in Australia. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The WA Government announced that a road level crossing removal project in Midland and a Bus Interchange in Canning Bridge will receive budget funding in 2022-23 under the METRONET program. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HERITAGE / PLANNING

The WA Government announced funding to support councils to assess, review, and develop local heritage frameworks and associated planning policies. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

The WA Government announced $408 million for new housing and homelessness measures. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

The WA Government announced a $30 million relief scheme for contractors on government projects impacted by supply chain limitations. [Full Text]