Thursday, 11 April 2019

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

The ABS issued 'Lending to households and businesses, Australia, Feb 2019'. [Full Text]

The number of owner-occupied finance commitments is at its lowest since January 2013, according to the Real Estate Institute. [Full Text]

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen criticised recently reported modelling on negative gearing reforms. [Full Text]

Part of the recent slowdown in consumption growth is likely to be related to the declines in housing prices, primarily in Sydney and Melbourne, according to the RBA. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association said the pipeline of building work continues to shrink. [Full Text]

The Property Council released the results of its industry sentiment survey for the June quarter. [Full Text]

Master Builders launched a federal election campaign, 'Strong Building, Strong Economy'. [Full Text]

The Housing Industry Association launched its policy imperatives campaign ahead of the federal election. [Full Text]

The Business Council launched 'A plan for a stronger Australia'. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / SOCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY

AHURI issued 'Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence'. [Full Text]

National Shelter issued its Federal Budget analysis. [Full Text]

SUSTAINABILITY

The Green Building Council released a consultation paper as part of the development of the 'Green Star for New Buildings' tool. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

The amount of federal government transport expenditure planned for 2019-20 is absolutely normal, according to the Grattan Institute. [Full Text]

Staff from Melbourne University said the $500 million for station car parks in the Federal Budget could be spent on better transport solutions. [Full Text]

The Civil Contractors Federation released its federal infrastructure policy platform. [Full Text]

INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT / RURAL AND REGIONAL

A progress report on the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy has been released by the Federal Government. [Full Text]

The Logistics Council said the report demonstrates the importance of finalising the Strategy as soon as possible. [Full Text]

The Auditor-General issued 'Governance and Integrity of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility'. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / SUSTAINABILITY / ENERGY

ClimateWorks issued 'Electric Vehicle Ready Local Government Fleets - Increasing uptake and ambition'. [Full Text]

A report on managing the impacts of renewable-powered electric vehicles on electricity distribution networks has been released by Evenergi. [Full Text]

ICT

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet issued 'The State of the Data and Digital Nation'. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Library issued 'Public sector digital transformation: a quick guide'. [Full Text]

Senator Mitch Fifield marked 10 years since the establishment of the NBN. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Michelle Rowland released Labor's NBN policy. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY / REGULATION

Dr Timothy O'Leary from Melbourne University said buildings under the new National Construction Code are hardly likely to differ measurably from older fault-ridden one and can still fall short of a six-star rating. [Full Text]

Geoff Hanmer from UNSW said that regulatory failures are not only diminishing public confidence, they have a direct impact on the hip pockets of many Australians who own a residential apartment. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / GENERAL

Changes to administrative arrangements for the NSW Public Service are online. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

The Property Council said NSW property industry confidence has dropped to the lowest in the nation on the back of a period of political and policy uncertainty. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / PLANNING

The Real Estate Institute published an overview of how the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal works. [Full Text]

UNSW City Futures issued a newsletter. [Full Text]

Minister Don Harwin announced the acquisition of land for the Powerhouse Precinct riverbank site in Parramatta. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / INFRASTRUCTURE

The Western Sydney Business Chamber called on the NSW Government to release business cases for Sydney Metro West and Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / INDUSTRY / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Registrations are open for the Urban Taskforce's industry lunch with Minister Alan Tudge on population growth and Australian cities, on 23 April in Sydney. [Full Text]

Registrations are open for UDIA NSW's Western Sydney luncheon on 16 May in Sydney Olympic Park. [Full Text]

Registrations are open for the Property Council's Future Cities Summit on 24 May in Sydney. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Shelter NSW will host the lecture series 'Housing Economics for Non-Economists', from 30 April in Sydney. [Full Text]

Registrations are open for the Good Growth Housing Conference, to be held this Monday in Sydney. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / INDUSTRY / REGULATION

A discussion paper has been released as part of the ACT inquiry into building quality. [Full Text]

Minister Gordon Ramsay said that 28 of the 43 agreed building regulatory reforms will be delivered by end of June. [Full Text]

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY / GENERAL

The report has been tabled from the inquiry into Canberra's national institutions. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / ENERGY / RURAL AND REGIONAL

Minister Dale Walefield said the NT Government has completed construction on Australia's largest rollout of solar power in remote communities. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / INFRASTRUCTURE / TRANSPORT

An environment effects statement has been released for Melbourne's North East Link road project. [Full Text]

An inquiry and advisory committee will consider the environmental effects of the North East Link road project. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / PLANNING

The Victorian Planning Authority announced that the Leneva-Baranduda Precinct Structure Plan for the growth corridor to Wodonga's south-east has been approved. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / ECONOMICS

The Property Council outlined five policies to encourage investment in Victoria. [Full Text]

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce issued an overview of the Federal Budget and Budget Reply. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

The Victorian Parliamentary Library issued 'Towards good environmental governance? Assessing the evolution of Victoria's environment portfolio'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / FLOODS / DESIGN

The Queensland Government issued 'Flood Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes'. [Full Text]

The Queensland Government also issued 'Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan'. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner has been announced as Chair of the Council of Mayors (SEQ). [Full Text]

The Civil Contractors Federation outlined Mayor Schrinner's vision for five new pedestrian / cycle / public transport bridges across the Brisbane River. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

Confidence across Queensland's property industry has declined for the third consecutive quarter, according to the Property Council. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

SA has delivered the nation's highest level of property sector confidence for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to the Property Council. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INFRASTRUCTURE

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese announced a policy to fast-track work on the next stage of Adelaide's South Road upgrade. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / INDIGENOUS / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The SA Government announced a five-year, $75 million agreement to develop remote Aboriginal housing. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

SA Planning outlined changes to provisional development authorisation for Stage 2 of the Plympton Mixed Use Development. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INDUSTRY / ECONOMICS

The Property Council said that confidence in the WA property sector has recorded its fourth consecutive decline although it remains above the national index. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The WA Government announced the completion of the State's first micro lot housing precinct at Ellenbrook. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / GENERAL

The Committee for Perth released a bulletin on the city's global reputation. [Full Text]