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Are we Addicted to Population Growth?
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Tuesday June 11 2019

Are we Addicted to Population Growth?

The mainstreams of politics (and even many of the side streams) have adopted as conventional wisdom that population growth is a necessary ingredient of economic performance...

Local Character Could Grind Growth to a Halt
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Tuesday April 16 2019

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
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Wednesday January 9 2019

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
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Friday August 10 2018

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
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Tuesday July 17 2018

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
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Thursday July 5 2018

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
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Wednesday July 4 2018

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
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Friday March 16 2018

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
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Thursday March 15 2018

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....