Monday, 10 December 2018

HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Airbnb announced that it will move into property development by building homes that are designed for sharing. [Full Text]

RiskWise said a reduction in investor activity has weakened the property market with the flow-on effect on upgraders and potential owner-occupiers. [Full Text]

Similarities between Australian banks run the risk of amplifying the downturn in the housing market, according to RBA Deputy Governor, Guy Debelle. [Full Text]

POPULATION

The Property Council released results from a national survey of attitudes on population growth in major cities. [Full Text]

The Centre for Independent Studies released 'Mapping migrants: Australians' wide-ranging experiences of immigration'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

PowerHousing Australia welcomed the appointment of Nathan Dal Bon as the inaugural CEO of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY / ENVIRONMENT

The CRC for Low Carbon Living issued 'The Renewable City: The Future of Low Carbon Living'. [Full Text]

A meeting of Environment Ministers agreed to a new national waste policy based on 'circular economy' principles and also agreed on new minimum air quality standards. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

The Ai Group said a Senate report into non-conforming building products shows that they are still a major issue in Australia. [Full Text]

The Building Products Industry Council said it supports the recommendations from the Senate report into non-conforming building products. [Full Text]

EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

AHURI called for abstracts for the National Housing Conference, to be held in Darwin during August. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

The first stage of redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium has been approved. [Full Text]

Minister Stuart Ayres announced Lendlease as the construction contractor for the redevelopment of the Sydney Football Stadium. [Full Text]

The Sydney Business Chamber said the announcement will provide business with the certainty it needs to get on with the job. [Full Text]

The Tourism and Transport Forum said that modern sporting infrastructure is a vital part of any global city. [Full Text]

Staff from WSU and the University of Winchester discussed trends in building and funding of large multi-purpose stadiums. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Randwick, Mosman and Willoughby Councils responded to claims that they are behind in terms of development targets set by the Greater Sydney Commission. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment announced that the draft precinct plan for Rhodes has been amended, following feedback from the community. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce criticised ventilation and solar access requirements introduced by the City of Sydney for new apartments. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

NSW Planning and Environment called for feedback on proposed changes to State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 - Affordable Housing and draft guidelines for developing an affordable housing contribution scheme. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said if proposed changes to boarding houses are implemented they will make boarding houses unfeasible in many areas of Sydney where more affordable housing is desperately needed. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / EMPLOYMENT

Minister Pru Goward launched the NSW Government's $42 million Opportunity Pathways program to support social housing tenants' ability to find and maintain a job. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Perrottet said the NSW Government's financial credentials have been given the tick of approval following a Statutory Review of the State's fiscal responsibility. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AWARDS / ENVIRONMENT

Local Government NSW announced the winners of its Environmental Excellence Awards. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / PLANNING

Minister Mick Gentleman released the 2018 ACT Planning Strategy and community engagement report. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The City of Melbourne released analysis of feedback on its Transport Strategy refresh discussion papers. [Full Text]

The City of Melbourne said more than half of respondents to the Walking paper said they had experienced 'overcrowding on footpaths'. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Tim Pallas said ABS figures confirm Victoria has the best performing economy in the nation with the highest annual growth rate of any state. [Full Text]

Master Builders Victoria urged the new Victorian Ministry to heed its key policy priorities to ensure that the building and construction industry continues to flourish for the good of the state economy. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / GENERAL

Michael O'Brien issued a statement following his appointment as leader of the Victorian Liberal Party. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDUSTRY

The Queensland Government issued a communique from a meeting of the Ministerial Construction Council. [Full Text]

The Institute of Architects welcomed a decision by the Brisbane Magistrates Court to impose penalties on a company based in the Sunshine Coast, for offences against the Architects Act. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Real Estate Institute issued its Queensland Market Monitor report. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Paul Fletcher announced $952 million for housing and homelessness services in WA, under the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. [Full Text]

Minister Peter Tinley announced a $420 million loan book extension of the WA Government's Keystart scheme. [Full Text]

The UDIA welcomed the announcement. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Premier Mark McGowan launched the 'Streamline WA' initiative to develop best practice principles for regulation. [Full Text]

The UDIA said it supports the WA Government in addressing much needed regulatory and cultural reform within the broader public sector. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Presentation slides are online from the Chair of the Community Housing Industry Association's presentation, 'Addressing Tasmania's Housing Crisis'. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

RiskWise said the Hobart property market has decelerated, however some capital growth is still projected next year. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Bicycle Network called for a $32 million bicycle infrastructure fund for Tasmania. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Minister Peter Gutwein launched a discussion paper on a review into Tasmania's Local Government Legislation Framework. [Full Text]