Thursday, 11 October 2018

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / DEMOGRAPHICS

Minister Alan Tudge discussed 'The congestion challenge: more infrastructure and stronger population planning to get better cities', in a speech. [Full Text]

Minister Bridget McKenzie said spreading population growth through regions and matching skills shortages and local value is essential to economic success. [Full Text]

The Property Council said plans for intra-city road and rail projects, better regional connections, targeted migration initiatives and a population framework are sensible responses to address growing pains being felt in bigger cities. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said the main problem is insufficient strategic infrastructure planning and timely delivery, not too many people. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce cautioned the Federal Government against putting a brake on jobs growth in cities by further migration restrictions. [Full Text]

RiskWise said a national settlement plan is the right move for housing affordability. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS / INDUSTRY

The ABS released building approvals figures for August. [Full Text]

The ABS released building activity figures for the June quarter. [Full Text]

Construction activity figures for the June quarter have also been released. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the home building industry beat expectations in commencing construction of 228,480 homes in the 2017/18 financial year. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Minister Josh Frydenberg discussed Labor's negative gearing policies in an opinion piece. [Full Text]

The Bankwest Curtain Economics Centre released 'The Private Rental Sector in Australia: Public perceptions of quality and affordability'. [Full Text]

Pimco said falling house prices and rising debt-servicing costs may constrain household consumption. [Full Text]

Core Logic said population density in inner city regions is increasing, with Melbourne now the highest density city in Australia. [Full Text]

The National Audit Office issued 'Management of Commonwealth Leased Office Property'. [Full Text]

Minister Mathias Cormann welcomed the report. [Full Text]

RETAIL / DESIGN

Brickfields released 'The Place Editions 2018 - A deep dive into the five key trends shaping how we live, travel, shop, work and play'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / REGULATION

The National Transport Commission welcomed the announcement of a new Office of Future Transport Technologies. [Full Text]

AGED CARE

The PM outlined the Terms of Reference of the Royal Commission into Aged Care. [Full Text]

Barton Deakin issued a brief on the Royal Commission into Aged Care. [Full Text]

The National Ageing Research Institute released 'What makes a good old age? Aged care roundtable discussion paper.' [Full Text]

BUSHFIRE

The Climate Council issued 'Bushfires mythbusting guide'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / DESIGN / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Anthony Roberts released the final 'Gosford City Centre Urban Design Framework. [Full Text]

The Planning Institute said NSW Planning is not to blame for poor apartment design outcomes. [Full Text]

IPART released a paper on local infrastructure benchmark costs in NSW. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the key to managing Sydney's and the State's growth is sound infrastructure investment, a better planning system and long-term community engagement on key issues. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Jodi McKay said a WestConnex inquiry at NSW Parliament has revealed the contract to build the M4-M5 link tunnels has been signed but details about it are being kept from the public. [Full Text]

The NSW Greens said the inquiry into WestConnex is overdue. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

Minister Matt Kean announced the development of an online public register of traders in NSW. [Full Text]

Regional Development Australia's Sydney branch released profiles on new Committee Members. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / PLANNING / FINANCE

The 2018 Henry Halloran Trust Annual Lecture, 'Why can't you afford a home?', will be held on Wednesday 17th October in Sydney. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce's 'Creating Communities' conference will be held this Friday in Sydney (corrected from Monday's edition). [Full Text]

Registrations are open for the Institute of Urban Studies' 'Urban form and spatial demographics' event on 23 October in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / DESIGN

Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith launched the Request for Proposals stage of the ACT Government's Demonstration Housing project. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / BUSHFIRE

The ACT Emergency Services Agency launched a bushfire risk assessment tool. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Nicole Manison launched the Northern Territory Business Innovation Strategy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DEMOGRAPHICS / EMPLOYMENT

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said a Liberal Nationals Government will review Victoria's taxation system to incentivise and encourage decentralisation of jobs and population. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Marlene Kairouz announced $6.2 million for three social housing projects in Melbourne's east, to be built by community housing agencies. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / SUSTAINABILITY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Green Building Council said the Fishermans Bend Framework builds on Green Star commitments and introduces a social housing uplift scheme. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

Minister Foley announced a 12-month trial of weekly and monthly emergency relief tickets to provide discounted public transport travel to disadvantaged Victorians. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDIGENOUS

Minister Natalie Hutchins and members of the Victorian Aboriginal community launched the 'Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

The Queensland Government released a consultation paper as part of a review of the Queensland Plan. [Full Text]

Brisbane City Council called for feedback into a master plan for the City Reach waterfront area. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Shelter SA released 'Housing Solutions in Mount Gambier'. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE

Minister Ben Wyatt said the Foreign Buyers Surcharge has passed the WA Legislative Council. [Full Text]

The Real Estate Institute said the new tax would likely have significant consequences for the WA property market, which was just starting to show signs of a recovery. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre released 'Older Renters in the Western Australian Private Rental Sector'. [Full Text]

Shelter WA said WA's private rental market is insecure, disruptive and unaffordable for many. [Full Text]

Minister Peter Tinley discussed the WA Government's 'Affordable Housing Action Plan' at a conference. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AGED CARE

Premier Mark McGowan announced a new $90 million aged care facility for High Wycombe in Perth. [Full Text]