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Land Prices Hit Record Highs Despite Slowing Housing Approvals
Zoning
Monday February 19 2024

Land Prices Hit Record Highs Despite Slowing Housing Approvals

The price of vacant residential land has surged to record highs even as demand for new housing construction has slowed, new data shows.

Sydney Must Build More Inner-City Homes to Stop Losing Grandchildren
Zoning
Monday February 19 2024

Sydney Must Build More Inner-City Homes to Stop Losing Grandchildren

Sydney must allow for more homes in inner urban areas or risk becoming a city with no grandchildren, the NSW Productivity Commissioner has warned.

Demand Slump Pushes Office Vacancies to 28-Year Highs
Commercial
Monday February 5 2024

Demand Slump Pushes Office Vacancies to 28-Year Highs

Office vacancies across Australia have hit new 28-highs as demand has slumped to record lows, new data suggests.

What has the price of fish got to do with planning and housing?
Zoning
Monday January 29 2024

What has the price of fish got to do with planning and housing?

Planning regulation is regularly singled out as the prime culprit in Australia’s housing crisis. 

Housing Target Fears as Starts Hit 11 Year Low
Residential
Friday January 19 2024

Housing Target Fears as Starts Hit 11 Year Low

Australia is in danger of missing its housing supply targets as the nation’s dwelling commencements hit eleven-year lows, building groups warn.

NSW Apartments May Now be Safer and Better Built
Residential
Wednesday December 20 2023

NSW Apartments May Now be Safer and Better Built

The quality and safety of new apartment buildings in NSW appears to be improving, with a new survey of strata managers suggesting that the number of...

Victoria Pushes Harder to Phase Out Gas
Green
Friday December 15 2023

Victoria Pushes Harder to Phase Out Gas

Victoria is set to consider options for electrification of all new residential buildings and most commercial buildings as the state moves further to transition away from...

Huge Project Approved as NSW Plans for 2050 Darling Harbour Vision
Commercial
Thursday December 7 2023

Huge Project Approved as NSW Plans for 2050 Darling Harbour Vision

New South Wales is developing a 2050 vision for Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour precinct as a massive 50-storey commercial and residential development gets the go-ahead to...

Zoning
12 May, 2020
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...

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Residential
15 Apr, 2020
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...

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Business
14 Apr, 2020
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.

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Residential
24 Mar, 2020
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...

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Zoning
20 Feb, 2020
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.

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Zoning
13 Jan, 2020
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...

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Residential
18 Dec, 2019
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.

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Business
6 Dec, 2019
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.

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Business
6 Dec, 2019
NSW real estate agent stole from tenants

A Sydney real estate agent who had a penchant for cocaine and used tenants' rental bonds to fund his addiction has been spared jail.

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