Monday, 11 June 2018

ECONOMICS

The ABS issued 'Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2018'. [Full Text]

Treasurer Scott Morrison said ABS data shows Australia is leading the major advanced economies of the world, bettering the average growth of the OECD and all G7 nations. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS / PLANNING

The Ai Group and HIA said the construction industry recorded a 16th consecutive month in positive territory in May, with house building expanding as the Performance of Construction Index eased by 1.4 points to 54. [Full Text]

PLANNING

Minister John McVeigh said the Government is proposing to sell seven parcels of land on Christmas Island on the open market and offer long-term leases on four more. [Full Text]

PLANNING / INTERNATIONAL

The NZ Government released 'Draft National Planning Standards: consultation document'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Property Council said the industry was asking for consistent treatment for build-to-rent housing compared to other asset classes. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

Staff from The University of Technology in Sydney said agent-based modelling offers insights into phenomena like traffic jams and flocking. [Full Text]

ICT

McKinsey released 'Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future'. [Full Text]

The NBN Co released 'Connecting Australia'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Landcom said it is seeking EOI on behalf of Transport for NSW from developers to deliver the first mixed use superlot adjacent to the future Hills Showground Station. [Full Text]

The Civil Contractors Federation welcomed the NSW Government's 'Construction 10 Point Action Plan'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Anthony Roberts said an amendment to the Wollongong LEP will establish a new community named Yallah Marshall Mount. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / TRANSPORT / EMPLOYMENT

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue said that ABS data shows employees in Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly spend on average, more time commuting to their place of employment, than other workers in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

The proposal for a high level control of infrastructure delivery for Western Sydney by former NSW Premier John Fahey is needed for efficient delivery, said the Urban Taskforce. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the NSW Government has signed up to the new National Partnership Agreement for the Skilling Australians Fund with the Commonwealth Government. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay announced amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Tim Pallas said ABS data shows Victoria's state final demand is up by 4.9 per cent over the year, above the national average of 3.2 per cent. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

LeadWest issued 'The Future is West: Investing in Melbourne's Newest Generation'. [Full Text]

Shadow Assistant Minister Margaret Fitzherbert said the report confirms the urgent need to plan for population growth. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Lily D'Ambrosio said the Victorian Government is undertaking an 18-month Preliminary Risk Screen pilot to assess potentially contaminated land in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Deputy PM Michael McCormack and Minister Jacinta Allan provided an update on construction timeframes for the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival to upgrade every regional rail line across Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY

Minister Natalie Hutchins announced $585,000 to increase the numbers of women in the construction industry. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

The Property Council said research has estimated that the decline in foreign investment in Queensland since the State Government introduced an additional foreign investment tax in 2016, has equated to a decrease in Gross State Product of between $2.4 bill [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT

Minister Paul Fletcher said the Australian and Queensland Governments have sign an agreement to help cars "talk" to each other safely. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / AWARDS

The Institute of Architects announced the Queensland State Architecture Awards winners. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

Shelter SA said the majority of people accessing services were struggling to afford rents, maintain tenancies or access safe, affordable homes. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Steven Marshall announced that former Infrastructure Australia chairmen Sir Rod Eddington and Hon Mark Birrell are providing advice to State Government on the establishment of Infrastructure SA. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

Minister Karen Andrews said SA has signed on to the Turnbull Government's Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) National Partnership Agreement. [Full Text]

Premier Marshall said more than 20,000 additional work-based apprenticeships and traineeships will be created in SA over four years thanks as a result of the agreement. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Minister Roger Jaensch said the Tasmanian Planning Commission's assessment of an Interim Planning Directive has endorsed the State Government's reform to make it easier for people to share their home. [Full Text]

The Tasmanian Planning Commission released its report on draft Planning Directive No. 6 - Exemption and Standards for Visitor Accommodation in Planning Schemes. [Full Text]