Monday, 13 August 2018

DEMOGRAPHICS / PLANNING

The Parliamentary Library issued '25 million and growing'. [Full Text]

The Property Council said Australia's recent population increase means focus on policies that support investment, planning and collaboration to create future cities should be redoubled. [Full Text]

Paul Cozens from Curtin University issued a critique of the principles of crime prevention through environmental design. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

The RBA said that conditions in the established housing market remain subdued but new dwelling investment is expected to remain steady at a high level. [Full Text]

GDP growth is expected to remain above trend, according to the RBA's Statement on Monetary Policy. [Full Text]

The ABS released 'Lending Finance, Australia, June 2018'. [Full Text]

The HIA said the first home buyer share of owner occupier housing loans increased again during June and is at its highest since late 2012. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the number of loans to first home buyers decreased by 8.3 per cent. [Full Text]

ENERGY

The COAG Energy Council meeting issued a communique. [Full Text]

Minister Josh Frydenberg said the meeting moved one step closer to implementing the National Energy Guarantee. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

Minister Pru Goward announced a Ministerial Roundtable on overcrowded accommodation in NSW, to be held in September. [Full Text]

The NSW Deputy Auditor-General handed down the report 'Managing antisocial behaviour in public housing'. [Full Text]

The Greens called for an intervention to protect public housing tenants. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Aboriginal Housing Office called for feedback on a 10-year strategy for Aboriginal Housing clients. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Urban Taskforce said that North Sydney Council voted to put all planning proposals on hold until 1 July 2020. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW called for a parliamentary inquiry into electoral funding law. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW issued its preferred terms of reference for the inquiry. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Urban Taskforce called for NSW Government intervention in legal action announced by Crown Resorts and Lendlease against the Barangaroo Delivery Authority. [Full Text]

Crown Resorts announced its full year results and outlined its claims against the Barangaroo Delivery Authority. [Full Text]

NSW Fair Trading proposed a ban on certain types of aluminium composite panels under the Building Products (Safety) Act. [Full Text]

Minister Matt Kean said the NSW Government, along with the Commonwealth and other states and territories, has called for mandatory permanent labelling of cladding products. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

The ACCC invited submissions on a proposed undertaking by Transurban regarding the acquisition of a majority interest in WestConnex motorway. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DEMOGRAPHICS / EDUCATION

McCrindle released 'The Future of North West Sydney - Demographic & Education Trends in Sydney?s North West'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ENERGY

Minister Don Harwin announced $300,000 for installation of solar panels on rental households in NSW. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

Minister Mick Gentleman called for feedback on planning changes at the Calwell Group Centre in Canberra, including for land use, building height and public spaces. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Gerald McCarthy said more than 3,000 homes have been renovated and returned to public housing stock under the NT Government's $69 million Housing Stimulus. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ICT

The City of Darwin said the Darwin Open Data Hub has had 12,179 views in one year for information on data including parking and transportation. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Richard Wynne invited the public sector to participate in the Victorian Government's Inclusionary Housing Pilot. [Full Text]

The Community Housing Industry Association said the Victorian government's moves to increase the impact of the community housing sector via growth funds and low-cost loans are significant. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government announced a Fishermans Bend Development Board to lead engagement with the community and advise on precinct plans and major decisions. [Full Text]

Minister Richard Wynne announced funding for 51 projects under the Victorian Government's Streamlining for Growth Program. [Full Text]

A recent presentation by Victorian Planning Authority CEO Stuart Moseley to the UDIA Queensland Annual Developers Conference is online. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

The Community Housing Industry Association welcomed the Victorian Government's Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HERITAGE

James Lesh from the University of Melbourne discussed the case for heritage listing Federation Square in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Premier Daniel Andrews announced a three-year trial ferry service between Geelong and Melbourne to begin in 2019. [Full Text]

Minister Luke Donnellan announced introduction of legislation to establish the Better Roads Victoria Fund. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS / GENERAL

The Victorian Planning Authority will host its inaugural #FUTURESTHINKING event with Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp this Friday morning. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Brisbane City Council said it has adopted a plan for Newstead and Bowen Hills, following the State Government's endorsement of Newstead North Neighbourhood Plan. [Full Text]

Brisbane City Council said it will undertake a neighbourhood plan to guide the future of Sandgate central business area. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOMELESSNESS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

Minister Michelle Lensink launched an SA Government website to enable people to notify homelessness services in inner Adelaide of the location of rough sleepers. [Full Text]

The University of Adelaide and Sax Institute released the report, 'Supporting people in social housing gain and maintain employment'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Stephan Knoll said business cases for the River Torrens to Anzac Highway and Anzac Highway to Darlington sections of North-South Corridor will be submitted to Infrastructure Australia by the end of 2018. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The PM said that construction of NorthLink, WA's biggest free-flowing freeway-to-freeway interchange, has reached a major milestone. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / FINANCE

Treasurer Peter Gutwein discussed measures to increase home ownership in Tasmania. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / PLANNING / GENERAL

Minister Paul Fletcher and Treasurer Gutwein discussed the redevelopment of Civic Square under the Launceston City Deal. [Full Text]

The annual progress report on the Launceston City Deal is online. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INDIGENOUS

The Tasmanian Government called for feedback on a discussion paper, 'Improving the model for returning land to the Aboriginal community'. [Full Text]