Monday, 9 October 2017

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AHURI published a brief on the potential for 'build to rent' to create affordable rental housing. [Full Text]

PowerHousing Australia issued 'Sector Capacity Prospectus - Australian Community Housing Sector 2017-18'. [Full Text]

SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

The Centre for Social Impact issued 'Catalysing Social Change for a Better World - Strategic Intent and Vision for 2022'. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Hansard is online of evidence from several universities, Deloitte, Property Council and others in Brisbane to the inquiry into the Government's role in the development of cities. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

BITRE issued a review of frameworks for measuring infrastructure asset performance and customer satisfaction. [Full Text]

Infrastructure NSW announced that a joint forum has been established to improve the procurement and delivery of state and territory government infrastructure programs. [Full Text]

The University of Melbourne released a report on research priorities for community engagement in the infrastructure sector. [Full Text]

Austrade said a 20-member infrastructure delegation will visit four US cities next week. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

The Ai Group said that the national construction industry expanded for an eighth consecutive month in September. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced a policy to ban the importation of flammable polyethylene aluminium composite panels. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

The NABERS environmental rating office issued its annual report. [Full Text]

AWARDS / SUSTAINABILITY

Green Building Council CEO Romilly Madew has been awarded the World Green Building Council Chairman's Award. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

NSW Planning and Environment released an issues paper as part of a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FINANCE

The Property Council said it holds serious concerns about the NSW State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill, which relates in part to landholder duty. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENVIRONMENT

The Greens called on the NSW Government to commission a study into creating a Great Koala National Park in the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen regions. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Professor Robynne Quiggin has been appointed as Chair of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Board. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / HEALTH / DESIGN

The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise will hold an international symposium from 22 November, with 'Health and the Built Environment' as a focus area. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

An ACT inquiry into housing affordability and diversity has been extended due to a low number of submissions received. [Full Text]

A guidance document for the ACT housing inquiry is online. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Meegan Fitzharris announced that the first tracks have been laid for Canberra's light rail network. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING

The NT Planning Commission announced a consultation process for the Central Alice Springs Area Plan. [Full Text]

A draft Area Plan and Planning Principles have been released for the Coolalinga and Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre in Darwin. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government published an overview of its Smart Planning program. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services released 'June quarter 2017 Rental Report'. [Full Text]

The Council to Homeless Persons said the report reveals a sharp decline in the number of new tenancies let in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY

The Victorian Building Authority released a building permit activity report for August. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Transdev said it was disappointed by the Victorian Government's decision not to progress a market-led proposal to develop a bus rapid transit link from Southern Cross Station to Doncaster. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

The Victorian Government launched a consultation on a proposed policy package to reform the management of e-waste. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Jackie Trad released the 2015-16 Statewide Landcover and Trees Study and said that the rate of excessive tree clearing in Queensland has skyrocketed. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / WATER

The SA Government announced an MoU with a local consortium to contribute to a $400 million stormwater harvesting pilot program in China. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TOURISM

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre issued 'The Impact of Airbnb on WA's Tourism Industry' [Full Text]