Monday, 14 January 2019

INFRASTRUCTURE

The NAB summarised forces for change, highlighting the role that customer stewardship for infrastructure can play to help navigate the future for investors, operators, regulators and policymakers. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Property Investment Professionals said 2018 was the housing market's worst year in a decade, but that there is no cause for panic. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Zahra Nasreen and Associate Professor Kristian Ruming from Macquarie University analysed the rise of room sharing and overcrowding, and what it means for housing in Australia. [Full Text]

HOMELESSNESS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Tackling the root cause of homelessness begins with building more affordable housing, said Professor Nicholas Pleace, from the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / INTERNATIONAL

Minister Marise Payne announced the South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity initiative to raise the quality of investment in regional energy and transport infrastructure in South East Asia. [Full Text]

PLANNING

The ABS issued 'Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2018'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said new home approvals fell by 9.1 per cent in November last year to reach their lowest level since August 2013. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / REGULATION

The National Transport Commission said it is investigating barriers in the Australian Road Rules that prevent safe and legal use of innovative vehicles and motorised mobility devices. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

The Department of Infrastructure outlined details of an email impersonation scam that is circulating. [Full Text]

The Property Council said ANZ/Property Council Survey data which shows confidence in the property industry has dropped to its lowest level in more than five years, highlights the importance of good policy decisions. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Geoff Hanmer from UNSW said lessons from Sydney's Opal Tower extend beyond building certification, with earlier government intervention and greater transparency for buyers on the building process required. [Full Text]

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry said workers and businesses have a right to be concerned at reported plans by Federal Labor to abolish the ABCC. [Full Text]

TOURISM

Austrade issued the International Visitor Survey results for the year to September. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister Stuart Ayres announced more than $300 million of road upgrades along major arterial roads in Prospect and Kellyville. [Full Text]

Opposition Leader Michael Daley said the NSW Government has failed to explain its stadium timeline as demolition was halted for community consultation. [Full Text]

Opposition Leader Daley said a Labor Government wouldn't use taxpayers' money to refurbish Allianz Stadium but would explore options, including an offer of a concessional Government loan to the SCG Trust for renovation or rebuild. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The NSW Valuer General released the land values for every parcel of land across NSW, as at 1 July 2018. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Urban Taskforce said ABS data shows NSW apartment approvals fell by 38 per cent over the last year. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Planning Institute made a submission to 'Affordable Rental Housing SEPP Amendment - Boarding Houses'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDUSTRY

The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey has shown NSW property industry confidence has dropped to one of the lowest in the nation, said the Property Council. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TOURISM / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said tourism data shows NSW received 4.3 million visitors who stayed 95.5 million nights and spent $10.6 billion in the last year. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS

UDIA NSW opened registrations to an event on how Western Sydney Airport will unlock Greater Sydney's global potential, on 28 February in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / HERITAGE / DESIGN

Owners of a Canberra house designed by architect Harry Seidler have launched a legal challenge in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal to try to overturn the building's heritage listing. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said despite a drop in the ANZ/Property Council Survey, the ACT remains in second position overall nationally. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The NT Department of Housing and Community Development released the 'Community Housing Annual Overview'. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / TOURISM

Minister Lauren Moss said tourism visitor statistics released by Tourism Research Australia show that domestic and international visitation to the NT stabilised in the September quarter of 2018. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

Minister Cameron Dick said public consultation on the 72 options presented for the seven Spit precincts is complete and the master plan is on track for completion in July. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Queensland Council of Social Service welcomed the State government's support for all five recommendations of the Transport and Public Works Committee's inquiry into operation of toll roads. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / ECONOMICS

Treasurer Tim Pallas said ABS data shows the value of Victorian building approvals for the year to November 2018 was worth $39.5 billion, increasing by 8.2 per cent in November alone. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Jaclyn Symes announced the start of construction on Ballarat GovHub. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

The Victorian Council of Social Service outlined changes to rental laws introduced by the Victorian Government. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / TRANSPORT / ACCESSIBILITY

The Victorian Council of Social Service said establishing a dedicated government investment fund will ensure legacy infrastructure is systematically retrofitted to maximise public transport access. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said the ANZ/Property Council Survey reveals that the Victorian property industry's confidence levels fell for a third consecutive quarter. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / EVENTS

Registrations opened for an AHURI Discussion Series event, 'Is social housing infrastructure?', on 11 February in Melbourne. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland said the Queensland property market continues to defy national trends of falling prices and deliver good capital growth. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said the ANZ/Property Council Survey the Queensland property industry's confidence has fallen to 118 index points for the March quarter - the lowest in five years. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The State Commission Assessment Panel approved the plans for the Adelaide Oval hotel on 21 December under The Adelaide Oval Redevelopment and Management Act. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

The Property Council outlined five reasons why SA delivered the highest level of property sector confidence for the fourth consecutive quarter in the ANZ/Property Council Survey. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Real Estate Institute WA revealed Perth's 10 highest price growth suburbs for 2018. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / INDUSTRY

The Property Council said the ANZ/Property Council Survey shows business confidence in the WA property sector has fallen slightly after steadying results over the last 12 months. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TOURISM / ECONOMICS

Premier Will Hodgman said the tourism data shows in the year ending September, Tasmania welcomed 1.3 million visitors who spent $2.4 billion, up 4 per cent from previous year. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Jeremy Rockliff said ownership of Macquarie Street and Davey Street in Hobart has been transferred to the Tasmanian Government. [Full Text]