Monday, 8 October 2018

DEMOGRAPHICS

The Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research discussed ways to manage Australia's population growth. [Full Text]

PLANNING / DESIGN

Clare Cousins, President of the Institute of Architects, wrote an article on why architects need to be city shapers. [Full Text]

Majdi Faleh from Melbourne University examined how city squares support or inhibit protests. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Ai Group announced the first contraction in overall construction industry conditions in 20 months. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said its New Home Sales report is among a string of housing indicators signalling that the national downturn in new home building will continue in 2019. [Full Text]

RiseWise said Airbnb is continuing to put unnecessary pressure on the rental market and housing affordability. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

Deepika Mathur from Charles Darwin University discussed ways to reduce building waste in home renovations. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Michael McCormack announced that an Office of Future Transport Technologies will be established. [Full Text]

Roads Australia said national consistency in standards and regulations for automated vehicles must be achieved, not just around the technology itself but the infrastructure that will support it. [Full Text]

Professor Peter Newman discussed the benefits of trackless trams over light rail and buses. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Discount rates for Commonwealth infrastructure projects'. [Full Text]

Minister McCormack called for Public Private Partnership Registrations of Interest for the Gowrie to Kagaru section of Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail. [Full Text]

The Logistics Council said the announcement is a positive development for a critical freight infrastructure project. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / ICT

Deloitte released a report on the impact of e-conveyancing on the conveyancing industry. [Full Text]

EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / ICT

AHURI opened registrations for an event on digital disruption and housing, to be held in Hobart on 4 December. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

NSW Planning and Environment released 'Local Housing Strategy Guideline - A step-by-step process for producing a local housing strategy'. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce criticised the NSW Government's recently announced policy on planning requirements for the provision of seniors housing. [Full Text]

Minister Anthony Roberts' announcement regarding changes to the Seniors Housing State Environmental Planning Policy is online. [Full Text]

COTA NSW released a survey report on what older people care about and what matters most to them. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / DESIGN / RECREATION

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced $20 million for a revitalisation of the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

Minister Matt Kean said tradies will save $52 million over 10 years from not having to renew their licenses every three years, as part of the NSW Government's Better Business reforms. [Full Text]

NSW Fair Trading launched a Strata Mediation Portal. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Urban Taskforce's 'Creating Communities' conference will be held this Thursday in Sydney. [Full Text]

The program is online for the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue's 'Boomtown! Summit', to be held from 8 November. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW identified issues relating to private building certifiers and the IPART Review into the NSW Local Government rating system for discussion at its annual conference. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AWARDS

Minister Kean announced the Safe Work NSW Awards' finalists. [Full Text]

Minister Gabrielle Upton announced the winners of Green Globe Awards. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects announced the winners of the NSW Country Division Architecture Awards. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ENVIRONMENT

The NT Government released 'Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation Opportunities in the Northern Territory'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Government called for feedback on 'A Practitioner's Guide to Victorian Planning Schemes'. [Full Text]

Minister Richard Wynne released a new planning framework for Fishermans Bend. [Full Text]

The UDIA said the Fisherman Bend Planning Review Panel recommended that a population target range of 80,000 - 120,000 be used to underpin the planning framework, rather than the blunt target of 80,000. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

The UDIA said the European high-speed rail announced by the Victorian Opposition is ambitious and visionary and would be marvellous if it can be delivered in the timeframe proposed. [Full Text]

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said regional high-speed rail infrastructure will connect regional workers and businesses, cut travel times and create more liveable regional cities and towns. [Full Text]

The Victorian Major Road Projects Authority said a continuous flow intersection to be built at Punt Road and Swan Street will be the first of its kind in Victoria. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / WATER / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Lisa Neville released a rural drainage strategy for Victoria and announced a range of related pilot studies. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / EMPLOYMENT

Minister Ben Carroll announced the 100th project under the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First initiative. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

The Real Estate Institute said a balance between renters and landlords is needed in rental law reforms proposed by Queensland Government. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / EVENTS

Registrations opened for the Grattan Institute's event: 'South-East Queensland in a time of change', on 31 October in Brisbane. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Michael Lennon has been announced as Chair of the SA State Planning Commission. [Full Text]

The SA Government said over 130 submissions for the Draft State Planning Policies are online. [Full Text]

An outcomes summary from the SA Draft State Planning Policies Community Engagement Panel is also available. [Full Text]

An animation video that explains the SA planning vision is online. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The WA Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority said Chevron Australia has lodged a DA for an office tower at Elizabeth Quay. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Assistant Minister Andrew Broad announced that the Federal Government will invest $1.4 billion in infrastructure in Northern Tasmania. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / DEMOGRAPHICS

The Tenants' Union of Tasmania released 'Tasmanian Rents' for the June quarter. [Full Text]