NSW Frees up Land for Sydney’s Third City
A huge swathe of land has been freed up in western Sydney to make way for creation of the city’s third city built around the new...
Economist Hits Back at Apartment Paper Critics
The co-author of a paper which claims that planning restrictions add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of apartments in Sydney has hit back...
Victoria Green Lights $933 million in Major Projects
Victoria has given the go-ahead for almost $1 billion worth of new major projects as the state bets on the construction sector to reboot the economy...
Project Control Team are Crucial for Risk Management
It seems lately that every project of substance has a governance board of some kind or other sitting behind it.
Recession demands Leadership to Drive the Economy
The economic data published yesterday is a wake-up call for the NSW Planning System. A 7% decline in GDP is not just an economic recession, it’s...
Queensland Lays Down Law on Walkable Neighbourhoods
Grid-like street patterns to promote connectivity, maximum block lengths, provision of footpaths, provisions of parks or open spaces and provision of street trees are amongst new...
How Planning Will Boost Economic Recovery
Australia is the Lucky Country but sometimes even the fortunate have to deal with Bad Luck.
COVID Hits Melbourne and Sydney House Prices
House prices in Melbourne and Sydney have been impacted as the effect of COVID-19 on immigration and domestic demand continues to weigh on major capital city...
Developers Beware – 1 September 2020 is Here!
The NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler OAM, is at the ready with 'boots on the ground', to 'rid the industry of dangerous builders, developers and certifiers'...
Stokes to discuss NSW land clearing halt
NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes will attend an urgent meeting with a South Coast property developer following a push to halt land clearing in the bushfire-ravaged...
Vic reveals $500m COVID-19 rental relief
The six-month ban on evictions and rent increases for both commercial and residential tenants, as well as tax relief for landlords, was announced by Premier Daniel...
Property Scheme Victims Face More Anxiety
The coronavirus pandemic has heaped further anxiety on dozens of retirees who lost their life savings in a collapsed Australian property scheme.
Real estate auctions will be banned
All real estate auctions and open house inspections will be cancelled amid tougher restrictions on gatherings of people in a bid to stem the spread of...
Strong capital city home auction results
Almost 3000 home auctions across Australian capitals have shown strong results, with seven out of 10 properties sold.
Administrator to run Melb's Casey council
An interim administrator has been appointed to take charge of Melbourne's scandal-plagued Casey council, after Victoria's parliament voted to sack its councillors.
Qld councillors got funds for own projects
Former Ipswich councillors spent millions of ratepayer dollars on projects in their own areas instead of funding initiatives that would have benefited the Queensland city as...
Owner-occupier loans outstrip investors
Mortgage lending expanded in October, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics numbers indicating activity by owner-occupiers continued to outpace that of investors.
Qld council seeks $2.5m from Palmer firms
A Queensland council is pursuing two of Clive Palmer's companies in court seeking millions owed in rates and water charges.