Mould is a Serious Problem in Australian Buildings and Homes
Indoor mould has been increasingly observed in Australian residential buildings, both in houses and apartments.
Institutional memory: the lifeblood of capital project success
From the time the first cave paintings were made some 64,000 years ago humans have recognised the importance of knowledge transfer.
Mirvac Bags Australia’s First 6-Star Green Star Buildings Certification
Property developer Mirvac has delivered Australia’s first 6-star rated building under a new and more stringent sustainable building certification scheme.
Building Closer to Sydney’s CBD Can Save $75k Per Home on Infrastructure Costs
Building homes which are close to inner areas and the CBD in Sydney can save up to $75,000 per dwelling on infrastructure costs compared with delivering...
A baton change for social and affordable housing?
Two world views are contesting the public policy space on social and affordable housing. The first I will call ‘Let the Market Do its Work’ (LMDW).
Timing is Everything For Albanese Government’s new Infrastructure Fund
A crisis should bring out the best of us as a nation. Leadership, innovation, bravery and determination to overcome the crisis
Australia Sets Bold Ambition for 1.2 Million New Homes
Australia has set a bold ambition to deliver 1.2 million new homes over five years as the Commonwealth and state governments ramp up efforts boost housing...
NSW Hits Pause on Higher Energy Efficiency for Detached Homes
New South Wales is set to delay the introduction of higher energy efficiency standards for new detached homes as the state seeks to provide more time...
Australia’s Land Development Pipeline is Lacking in Critical Data
Decisions and actions which are needed to ensure that Australia has an adequate supply of residential land to meet long-term housing requirements are being hampered by...
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...
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.
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.