Monday, 10 September 2018

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

AHURI issued a summary of the new Federal Ministers relevant to housing, homelessness, cities and urban issues. [Full Text]

Rental affordability was discussed on ABC 7.30. [Full Text]

Senator Doug Cameron said the program delivered a withering assessment of the Coalition Government's failure to tackle Australia's crisis in housing affordability and supply. [Full Text]

Staff from Melbourne and Swinburne Universities discussed how the housing boom has driven rising inequality. [Full Text]

Affordability has improved for renters during the second quarter of 2018, according to the Real Estate Institute and Adelaide Bank. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said that although housing affordability has recently started improving, the longer term view is deteriorating. [Full Text]

CoreLogic said higher mortgage rates are likely to prolong housing market weakness. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said there's significant rate movement irrespective of the Reserve Bank at the moment. [Full Text]

The ABS released 'Housing Finance, Australia, July 2018'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the exiting of investors from the housing market can be traced back to well-documented APRA interventions at the end of 2014 and again in early 2017. [Full Text]

The ABS released 'Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2018 (Additional Information)'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said stronger new home building, off the back of strong population growth, is continuing to drive improvement in economic conditions. [Full Text]

The Ai Group / Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index fell 0.2 points to 51.8 in August. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS

The Association of Gerontology issued three papers on older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. [Full Text]

DESIGN / HEALTH / INTERNATIONAL

The NZ Government issued a discussion paper on standards for healthy homes. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia released 'Australian Infrastructure Metric - June 2018'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

The Grattan Institute issued its submission to a Senate committee inquiry into electric vehicles. [Full Text]

GENDER / INTERNATIONAL

McKinsey issued 'The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Asia Pacific'. [Full Text]

EVENTS / INDUSTRY

Early bird registrations are open for the Urban Development Institute's National Conference to be held from 26 March at the Gold Coast. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

The Committee for Sydney issued a summary of its report 'Sustaining The Advantage: Benchmarking Sydney's Performance', to be launched this week. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

Minister Anthony Roberts released a draft Masterplan for the Marsden Park North development precinct in Sydney's North West. [Full Text]

A draft revised Master Plan and planning controls for the Carter Street Precinct near Sydney Olympic Park have also been released. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the proposed value capture policy by Parramatta Council has not responded to earlier industry concerns that the policy could stop development. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment said battery recharging or exchanging premises can now be built with development consent in some business and industrial zones. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS / INFRASTRUCTURE

NSW state final demand outpaced Australia's growth and was ahead of the Reserve Bank's forecast, according to Treasurer Dominic Perrottet. [Full Text]

CBRE said the NSW infrastructure boom is driving increased demand for leased office space from engineering and construction firms across the state. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION

Minister Matt Kean said 185,000 buildings have been reviewed by the NSW Cladding Taskforce since the multi-agency group was established a year ago. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / REGULATION / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Gabrielle Upton said the Environment Protection Authority has developed a calculation method to recover the proceeds of environmental crime from offenders. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Parramatta Council announced an independent external review to investigate allegations made against CEO Mark Stapleton. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AWARDS

Winners of the Committee for Sydney's Smart City Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

The ACT Government invited feedback on draft design scenarios for the Dickson Section 72 site. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / REGULATION / GENERAL

The ACT Electoral Commission issued annual returns of political parties, MLAs and associated entities. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

Minister Mick Gentleman released an updated ACT Aquatic and Riparian Conservation Strategy. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility approved finance for a $300 million expansion of airport facilities in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / DESIGN / INDIGENOUS

Minister Lauren Moss outlined feedback from Aboriginal stakeholders on a proposed National Aboriginal Art Gallery for Alice Springs. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

An Environment Effects Statement, map and video fly-through of Melbourne's North East Link have been released. [Full Text]

Minister Luke Donnellan said North East Link will be Victoria's longest road tunnel. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government launched an online service for lodging Ministerial Permit applications. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The City of Melbourne said there have been 28,000 new residential apartments built in the last decade within the Local Government Area. [Full Text]

An infographic summary of the 2017 City of Melbourne Census of Land Use and Employment is online. [Full Text]

Staff from Melbourne University said unused and 'lazy' land needs to be put to work to ease the affordable housing crisis in Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / REGULATION

Minister Marlene Kairouz said the Victorian Parliament has passed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act. [Full Text]

The Council to Homeless Persons said that reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act will protect vulnerable tenants from eviction into homelessness. [Full Text]

The Council to Homeless Persons outlined 10 reasons to support the Residential Tenancies Act Amendment Bill. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Tim Pallas said Victoria's economy grew by 5.2 per cent over the year to the June quarter - the highest growth rate for a fiscal year since 2009-10. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

The Real Estate Institute called on all members of the WA Parliament to oppose the foreign owner duty surcharge. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the Perth rental market continues to show promising signs of improvement, with the vacancy rate falling to 4.5 per cent in August - the lowest since April 2015. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Premier Mark McGowan said the WA Planning Commission has approved the structure plan for Alkimos Central, which will become a hub for a projected population of 60,000 in the fully developed Alkimos-Eglinton District. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute of WA said the precinct will connect people in the corridor with a train service and provide new retail options, businesses and higher density housing opportunities [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute of WA said there needs to be much more certainty and clarity of process for urban development. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / GENERAL

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the SA Budget. [Full Text]

The SA Council of Social Service issued 'State Budget Snapshot 2018-19'. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Riskwise said capital growth for houses is forecast in pockets of Adelaide. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The SA Government outlined changes to rent calculations in the State Budget . [Full Text]

Shelter SA released a critique of the National Affordable Housing and Homelessness Agreement with SA. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia said a funding boost in the State Budget shows that SA Government is serious about building new infrastructure. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The SA Local Government Assocation issued an analysis of the SA Budget. [Full Text]

Adelaide Mayor Martin Haese welcomed tax relief announced in the SA Budget for the Emergency Services Levy, payroll tax and land tax. [Full Text]