Monday, 18 March 2019

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

UNSW, CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW released a paper, 'Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery'. [Full Text]

The Everybody's Home campaign said the modelling shows that one million new social and affordable rental homes are needed over the next 20 years to meet demand. [Full Text]

Staff from UNSW and Western Sydney University said there are four ways that investing in social and affordable housing can resolve a range of interrelated problems with how housing is provided. [Full Text]

Staff from UNSW and the University of Glasgow outlined five key features of a housing policy reset that they said is overdue. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

Core Logic compared the current housing downturn to previous downturns. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the price of land for new residential building has continued to rise despite a fall in demand. [Full Text]

FINANCE / REGULATION

Professor Richard Holden from UNSW said Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has backed down on Hayne's recommendation about mortgage brokers but has offered nothing in its place. [Full Text]

Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan said that nine out of 10 rental property returns lodged are incorrect. [Full Text]

INDIGENOUS / POPULATION / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The ABS released 'Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2016'. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / REGULATION

The Institute of Building Surveyors said rectification costs for external cladding should be a shared responsibility between government and industry. [Full Text]

ENVIRONMENT / INTERNATIONAL

The UN issued 'Global Environment Outlook 6'. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / SUSTAINABILITY

Former GM of Sustainability and Corporate Procurement at Stockland, Davina Rooney, has been appointed as CEO of the Green Building Council. [Full Text]

The Property Council said the appointment will allow the Green Building Council to continue to expand its impact as a champion for a sustainable built environment. [Full Text]

The Sustainable Built Environment Council said Davina has built a reputation as a deeply insightful, collaborative and industrious leader. [Full Text]

POPULATION

The ABS released 'Household and Family Projections, Australia, 2016 to 2041'. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Pre-Budget Economic Outlook: a Quick Guide'. [Full Text]

EVENTS / INDUSTRY

Registrations are open for the UDIA National Congress, to be held from 26 March at the Gold Coast. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced four new Sydney Metro rail projects, in addition to the five already underway. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Jodi McKay said there is no detail about how much the projects will cost, when they will begin and be completed, and impact on the state budget. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said the Metro network will bring a London-style 'cross-rail' opportunity to Sydney. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce called on NSW Labor to also commit to an extensive metro network across metropolitan Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / ICT

Premier Berejiklian announced $695 million in smart technology for motorways, traffic lights and parking signage. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / POPULATION

The Grattan Institute compared transport-related policies by Labor and Liberal ahead of the NSW election. [Full Text]

Inside Story discussed key infrastructure projects, population changes, planning, housing affordability and economics in Western Sydney, in the lead up to the NSW election. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute said Sydney's rapid population growth has had a remarkably benign impact on commuting distances and times. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

NSW Planning and Environment issued 'Local Character and Place Guideline'. [Full Text]

NSW Planning and Environment issued 'Discussion Paper - Local Character Overlays'. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said it is concerned about new requirements on local character that focus on low scale existing environments with little advocacy for how new development can create a quality urban character. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said the next NSW Government that comes to power after the election must reverse the new housing slowdown. [Full Text]

The City of Sydney released 'Draft Central Sydney Planning Strategy'. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce criticised a two-and-a-half-year delay by the NSW Government in processing the Strategy. [Full Text]

Meriton announced that it is suing the NSW Premier and other government agencies in an effort to compel NSW Planning to approve a planning proposal applied for in 2017. [Full Text]

The legal action is over a planning proposal by Meriton that has been caught up in an assurance report written by the Greater Sydney Commission, according to the Urban Taskforce. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Everybody's Home campaign said one third of new social and affordable homes needed in Australia must be built in NSW, with Sydney accounting for a fifth of national demand. [Full Text]

The Urban Taskforce said 200,000 social and affordable homes can be provided for Sydney by the private sector through planning incentives. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / FINANCE

David Leyonhjelm announced that he will push to abolish stamp duties if successful in winning the balance of power at the NSW election. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INDIGENOUS / INFRASTRUCTURE

Minister Anthony Roberts announced $55 million for infrastructure and service upgrades in 10 Aboriginal communities in NSW. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Registrations are open for the launch and discussion of a paper by Wentworth Community Housing and Western Sydney Community Forum on housing in Western Sydney, on 23 April in Parramatta. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The ACT Government welcomed commitments from Federal and NSW Labor to fund a road upgrade linking the Monaro Highway to the new Googong Township. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING / AGRICULTURE / ENVIRONMENT

The Victorian Government launched a consultation on draft criteria to identify strategic agricultural land. [Full Text]

Minister Richard Wynne said the Government is delivering on its commitment to permanently tighten controls to better protect Melbourne's green wedges against overdevelopment. [Full Text]

The Victorian Government launched an online tool to help property owners identify past uses of their land. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Everybody's Home campaign said demand for social housing in Victoria is growing faster than other states, yet it has the lowest proportion of its present need for social housing met. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

Minister Jacinta Allan announced a $1 billion pipeline of road and rail projects for Lyndhurst, Cranbourne West and Lynbrook in Melbourne's south east. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute commented on the proposed $50 billion suburban rail loop for Melbourne. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ECONOMICS

Victorian Treasury and Finance released the March Economic Update. [Full Text]

Master Builders Victoria said more investment in building and construction is needed to prevent slowdown in economic growth in Victoria. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley said that despite the decline in stamp duty revenue, Victorians remain the highest taxed state in Australia. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / PLANNING

The Queensland Government issued a Response and Action Plan for the 2017 Better Regulation Taskforce Report, including provisions related to streamlined development application processes. [Full Text]

Brisbane City Council released the Brisbane Industrial Strategy. [Full Text]

The Property Council Queensland said it is encouraging to see Brisbane City Council taking steps to keep their planning controls flexible to the rapidly changing industrial sector. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / ICT

The Queensland Government announced $3 million to roll out smart technology for pedestrian crossings. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / GENERAL

Minister Alan Tudge and Premier Steven Marshall announced $129 million for arts, cultural, and heritage projects as part of the Adelaide City Deal. [Full Text]

A memorandum of understanding for the Adelaide City Deal is online. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HOMELESSNESS

Shelter SA released a summary of SA data from the Australian Government's 'Report on Government Services from 2017-18 for the housing and homelessness sectors'. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

The WA Government launched a 'data story' interactive map and visual guide to accompany its Urban Growth Monitor for Perth, Peel and Greater Bunbury. [Full Text]

Minister Peter Tinley called for residential developers for a WA housing panel. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Minister Roger Jaensch released a progress report on the Tasmanian Government's Housing Summit actions. [Full Text]