Local Character Could Grind Growth to a Halt
The NSW Government issued a series of documents in the lead up to the recent state election about the importance of Local Character and Future Local...
WA’s Planning System Must be Cleaned Up
Want to build a new mixed-use commercial and residential development in central Perth?
Crown Sues over New Sydney Hotel’s View
Crown Resorts has filed a lawsuit to stop the NSW government from approving developments that obstruct views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge from...
Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...
Record Land Releases Creating Huge Greenfield Opportunities
Drive along the old Princes Highway toward Pakenham in Melbourne’s south-east and ‘Land for Sale’ signs dot the landscape.
Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out
The recent report by the Grattan Institute - Housing Affordability - Re-imagining the Australian dream - makes a plea for more medium density housing in inner...
Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...
RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....
Strip Local Councils of Planning Approvals: Master Builders
Responsibility for assessing and approving certain types of planning applications in Victoria should be taken from local councils and handed to independent planning panels, a leading...
Victoria’s Planning Regime Goes Under Microscope
Victoria’s planning system is set undergo a comprehensive review as the government in that state seeks to remove barriers to affordable housing provision.
'Conveyancer' Accused of Rich Vic Frauds
A Melbourne woman is accused of passing herself off as a conveyancer to transfer property into her own name and reap millions of dollars.
NSW:Poll Shows Distaste for Luna Park Rules
Luna Park is campaigning to restore its old planning arrangements after a poll revealed community distaste for a court ruling that wrapped it up in what...
Building Industry Backs RBA on Zoning
The building industry believes that if state governments ease zoning restrictions 20,000 extra homes could be built over the next five years.
Zoning Changes for Sydney's Sirius Site
The site of Sydney's harbourside brutalist building Sirius, which was once home to more than 100 social housing residents, could become anything from a club, a...
SA Resources Sector Pushes for Land Access
Improved land access has been included on an election wish list published by the South Australian resources sector's peak industry body.