Thursday, 13 September 2018

ECONOMICS / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

UNSW released 'Social Return Accounting: Using social science to calculate rates of return for government expenditures'. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Staff from RMIT University compared liveability between Sydney and Melbourne. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

A Reserve Bank Assistant Governor discussed 'The Evolution of Household Sector Risks' in a speech to Ai Group. [Full Text]

The Prudential Regulation Authority released Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution Property Exposures for the June quarter. [Full Text]

Core Logic looked at how dwelling value changes across capital city sub-regions have tracked over the quarter and year. [Full Text]

The ABS issued 'Lending Finance, Australia, July 2018'. [Full Text]

Median prices decreased by 0.8 per cent for houses and 0.3 per cent for other dwellings in the June quarter, according to the Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation is accepting expressions of interest for its Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator loan. [Full Text]

Inside Story published an article on whether Finland's approach to eradicating homelessness could work in Australia. [Full Text]

The Local Government Association said it has included affordable housing and homelessness issues as a priority for advocacy at the next federal election. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / SUSTAINABILITY

The Department of Environment and Energy issued 'Updating the 2009 National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources'. [Full Text]

The Fifth Estate launched a marketplace for sustainable solutions. [Full Text]

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate issued 'Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of The 21st Century: Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times.' [Full Text]

The Australia Institute released 'Climate of the Nation 2018'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT

Recommendations have been tabled from an inquiry into the effectiveness of the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020. [Full Text]

Roads Australia welcomed the recommendations, particularly around the accelerated uptake of new technologies and investment in road safety-focussed infrastructure. [Full Text]

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia made a submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the economic regulation of airport services. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / EMPLOYMENT

The Ai Group released '2018 Workforce Development Needs Survey Report'. [Full Text]

HEALTH

The Heart Foundation said Australia has ranked in the bottom half of 168 countries in a WHO study measuring insufficient levels of physical activity. [Full Text]

AWARDS / INDUSTRY

The Institute of Building announced the winners of its National Professional Excellence in Building Awards. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce announced Justin Hemmes as Property Person of the Year. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

The Committee for Sydney released 'Sustaining the Advantage - Benchmarking Sydney's Performance 2018'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The NSW Government released the Bayside West 2036 Plan, which sets out strategic land use and infrastructure planning for the Arncliffe, Banksia and Cooks Cove Precincts. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the Bayside West Plan has more than half the area as being subject to further investigation. [Full Text]

Minister Anthony Roberts released the draft Marsden Park North Masterplan, to include 6,200 new homes over the next 20 years. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister John Barilaro announced $11.7 million for a defence, aviation, aerospace and technology precinct in the Hunter region. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the NSW Government has reached an agreement with Sydney Airport Corporation for the delivery of the Sydney Gateway road project. [Full Text]

Opposition Leader Luke Foley said the Sydney Gateway will terminate at the end of O'Riordan Street, Mascot, not at the Port Botany container terminal six kilometres away. [Full Text]

The Tourism & Transport Forum said the project will reshape the way visitors, locals and commuters use transport networks in and around the Sydney Airport precinct. [Full Text]

Minister Andrew Constance announced that a $378 million construction contract has been awarded to Macquarie Group for the Sydney Metro railway station and integrated transport development at Martin Place. [Full Text]

Video and images of the Sydney Metro Martin Place integrated station development are online. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said the taxpayers of NSW will benefit from the value uplift the development will bring to the heart of the Sydney CBD. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RECREATION / DESIGN

The Greater Sydney Commission released a factsheet, guidelines and application forms for the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, part of the Western Sydney City Deal. [Full Text]

Minister Stuart Ayers said we want people already living in and moving to communities across Western Sydney to see clear and tangible benefits as our third city develops. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

Shelter NSW published an analysis of what the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement delivers for NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / RURAL AND REGIONAL / ECONOMICS

Minister Barilaro announced an Investment Attraction Package for Regional NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Minister Matt Kean launched the NSW 'At Risk Workers' Strategy 2018-2022'. [Full Text]

Minister Kean said a former real estate agent who fraudulently used more than $380,000 of clients' money held in trust has been sentenced to a 20-month Intensive Correction Order. [Full Text]

Clayton Utz said time is running out for owners of buildings with combustible cladding in NSW. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / GENERAL

The ACT Government invited feedback on priorities for the next ACT Budget. [Full Text]

Hawker Britton released a paper on the updated ACT Government Ministry list. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / PLANNING / INFRASTRUCTURE

The NT Government released 'Planning for a Vibrant Future', a vision document focussed on harmonising land use planning with the overall strategy for developing the NT. [Full Text]

The NT Government released an updated 10 Year Infrastructure Plan. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / GENERAL

The RMIT Centre for Urban Research released 'Creating liveable cities in Australia: a scorecard and priority recommendations for Melbourne'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Daniel Andrews called for registrations of interest to deliver the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese said a leaked list of infrastructure projects approved in the Federal Budget shows there are no new projects in Victoria other than the already announced $150 million for a Geelong City Deal. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENERGY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Premier Andrews said a re-elected Labor Government will provide half-price solar batteries for 10,000 Victorian households that already have solar panels. [Full Text]

Minister Richard Wynne approved an amendment to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes to recognise the contribution of solar energy to the energy efficiency of dwellings. [Full Text]

Environment Victoria said amendments to Victoria's Residential Tenancies Act will allow the Victorian Government to set energy efficiency standards and ensure rental properties meet basic energy efficiency benchmarks. [Full Text]

The Victorian Council of Social Service said the changes are common sense. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Design Futures Council will host an event on alternative development models for affordable housing, to be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 19 September. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / RURAL AND REGIONAL / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Urban Development Institute published a summary of the Queensland State Infrastructure Plan Part B: Program. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / ECONOMICS

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk gave the CEDA State of the State Address. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / REGULATION / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Stirling Hinchliffe announced that the Queensland Government will develop a new model for local government grant funding. [Full Text]

Minister Hinchliffe announced a new Councillor Code of Conduct for Local Government elected representatives in Queensland. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING / TRANSPORT / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Ministers Rita Saffioti and Peter Tinley discussed the precincts that will be developed around Perth's METRONET public transport project. [Full Text]

Shelter WA said it advocates strongly for social and affordable housing to be central to this significant transport and land use project. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOMELESSNESS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The WA Government invited feedback for the development of a 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness. [Full Text]

The WA Mental Health Commission invited feedback on the draft WA Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 (Accommodation and Support Strategy). [Full Text]