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New NSW Housing Tied Up in Red Tape
Zoning
Tuesday November 7 2017

New NSW Housing Tied Up in Red Tape

The NSW housing minister insists the state is experiencing record high home approvals despite claims red tape is preventing developers from building hundreds of thousands of...

The Planning Act 2016: Changes to Development Assessment in Queensland
Zoning
Saturday July 22 2017

The Planning Act 2016: Changes to Development Assessment in Queensland

Queensland has adopted the new Planning Act 2016 (Planning Act) – repealing the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) – with the change taking effect on July...

Please Put Some Engineering into Town Planning
Urban Planning
Tuesday May 9 2017

Please Put Some Engineering into Town Planning

You drive past another property for sale, claiming the site is perfect for a multi-unit townhouse development, STCA.

Navigating Councils with Development Applications
Zoning
Friday March 3 2017

Navigating Councils with Development Applications

Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city, with predictions indicating its population could soar to 7 million by 2030 and 8 million by 2050.

Property Subdivision: The Town Planning Workflow
Zoning
Tuesday April 5 2016

Property Subdivision: The Town Planning Workflow

If you are thinking of building one house on a block, chances are you may not need council consent for the development.

Home Improvement Hub Set to Boost Renovations Work
Residential
Monday April 13 2015

Home Improvement Hub Set to Boost Renovations Work

The launch of a new online planning hub by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment promises to significantly boost work for the state’s building professionals...

Skills Crisis for 2015 Residential Construction
Residential
Tuesday January 27 2015

Skills Crisis for 2015 Residential Construction

As we launch in to the new year, the strength of building approvals confirms the strongly positive outlook forecast in 2015.

What Are Construction Costs Looking Like in QLD, NSW and VIC?
Business
Thursday October 2 2014

What Are Construction Costs Looking Like in QLD, NSW and VIC?

As the construction industry enters the pre-Christmas push, the most common question we are facing is ‘what is in store for construction costs in 2015?'

US home construction jumps 15.7 per cent
Residential
Wednesday August 20 2014

US home construction jumps 15.7 per cent

US home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.