Monday, 15 April 2019

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / FINANCE / ECONOMICS

The RBA issued its half-yearly Financial Stability Review, including sections on household finances, housing price falls and risks in high-density apartment markets. [Full Text]

Residential property prices are expected to decline further over the next year or so, but rents are expected to continue growing, according to NAB. [Full Text]

The Grattan Institute said fewer retirees will own their home in future, and that has big implications for policy. [Full Text]

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation announced $140 million to assist Compass Housing to convert 330 new homes from leasehold to freehold. [Full Text]

PowerHousing Australia commented on the affordable housing component of the Federal Budget Reply. [Full Text]

ACOSS released its federal election priorites. [Full Text]

HOUSING AND PROPERTY / INFRASTRUCTURE / FINANCE

The Urban Taskforce outlined eight policies aimed at driving more housing growth in Australian cities with appropriate infrastructure. [Full Text]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Local Government Association issued '12 ways to deliver for Australian communities - ALGA Federal Election Initiatives'. [Full Text]

HERITAGE

The National Trust released its federal election priorities. [Full Text]

TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE / ICT

The Planning Institute made a submission to the inquiry into automated mass transit. [Full Text]

The Bicycle Network proposed a scheme whereby commuters are paid $5 to ride to work. [Full Text]

ECONOMICS

The OECD published a comparison of the Australian middle class with other OECD countries. [Full Text]

INDUSTRY

Lendlease outlined its decision to focus more on urbanisation and development and less on engineering and services, globally. [Full Text]

GENERAL

Barton Deakin issued a federal election snapshot. [Full Text]

The Parliamentary Budget Office issued guidance on its post-election report on election commitments. [Full Text]

AWARDS / DESIGN

Shortlisted projects for the World Landscape Architecture Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / TRANSPORT

Minister Andrew Constance announced additional train services ahead of the start of Sydney Metro services in May. [Full Text]

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the Westconnex M4 tunnels from Homebush to Haberfield will open in Spring 2019. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Local Government NSW announced that it has secured bipartisan support for more than half of its advocacy priorities for 2019. [Full Text]

Local Government NSW issued 'Advocacy Update - April 2019'. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

The Western Sydney Business Chamber welcomed a commitment to relocate 4,200 NSW Government jobs to Walker Corporation's new office tower at Parramatta Square. [Full Text]

NSW Land Registry Services launched its new Historical Lands Records Viewer. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / EVENTS / DESIGN

A seminar on green infrastructure will be held in Sydney on 2 May. [Full Text]

NEW SOUTH WALES / AWARDS / DESIGN

Winners of the Newcastle Architecture Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDUSTRY

The NT Government announced a three-year pay freeze for all NT politicians and public sector executives. [Full Text]

NORTHERN TERRITORY / INDIGENOUS / ENVIRONMENT

The NT Government launched the Aboriginal Land and Sea Action Plan. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Prosper Australia released a report on the role of vacant land and housing on housing affordability in Melbourne. [Full Text]

Video and presentation slides for the Prosper report are online. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / ENVIRONMENT

Environment Victoria outlined seven goals for a sustainable economy in its state budget submission. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / DESIGN

The Institute of Architects welcomed recent Victorian Government decisions that affect the proposed development of a new Apple flagship store at Federation Square. [Full Text]

VICTORIA / AWARDS / DESIGN

Shortlisted projects for the Victorian Architecture Awards have been announced. [Full Text]

QUEENSLAND / AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Queensland Shelter made a submission to a review of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / RECREATION / INFRASTRUCTURE

The SA Government launched a consultation to inform a sport and recreation infrastructure plan. [Full Text]

SOUTH AUSTRALIA / HEALTH

The SA Government released a health and wellbeing strategy framework for consultation. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / PLANNING

Minister Rita Saffioti approved a new Local Planning Scheme for the City of Nedlands in Perth. [Full Text]

Minister Saffioti released an Improvement Plan for Mandogalup in Perth. [Full Text]

The Urban Development Institute said it is keen to see the WA Government progress a medium density housing code. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / FINANCE

The Urban Development Institute said that lending in Perth's non-permanent resident space has all but disappeared. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / TRANSPORT / INFRASTRUCTURE

Hawker Britton issued a paper on WA's new Market-led Proposals Policy. [Full Text]

Shadow Minister Anthony Albanese announced a $1.7 billion roads package for Perth. [Full Text]

WESTERN AUSTRALIA / HEALTH

The WA Department of Health issued the final report from a review of the State's health system, including recommended changes to planning laws to limit unhealthy food outlets. [Full Text]

TASMANIA / TRANSPORT

The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania released '30 Year Greater Hobart Mobility Vision'. [Full Text]