Pork Barrelling Makes a Pig’s Ear of Infrastructure Decisions
Australians are all too familiar with the election time frenzy of vote-buying. Pork barrelling costs Australia dear in monetary terms, but it’s also wrecking our future...
Funding Issues with Prefabricated and Modular Housing
Prefab housing could help to solve Australia's housing crisis, but before that can be done, the funding model needs to change.
Australia Construction Investment Slips to Seven-year Low
The value of total capital investment projects in Australia has slid to a seven-year low, with construction on major gas developments being completed and as the...
Who’s Paying? Funding Living Infrastructure in 2017 and Beyond
When it comes to living or green infrastructure, funding is a commonly cited barrier to implementation.
Infrastructure and Housing Investment Must Prioritise Urban Design
The federal government recently announced a $75 billion allocation for infrastructure funding over the next decade, with a $1 billion National Housing Infrastructure Facility.
Can Integrated Procurement Solve Australia’s Apartment Defect Crisis?
Australia is approaching the end of an unprecedented apartment building boom fuelled by the widespread adoption of planning policies that encourage higher density multi-unit housing.
WA Gets Federal Money for Transport
The federal government has agreed to redirect money it had put up for the now-axed Perth Freight Link to the West Australian government's preferred project...
How Australia Can Make City Deals Work
By any accounts, December 9 was a historic day for the people of Townsville.
Can Value Capture Models Help Deliver Major Land Transport Infrastructure?
It is estimated that by 2050, three-quarters of the world population will be inhabitants of the urban environment.
Housing 'Credit Crunch' Hightens Risk
Rising global interest rates and tighter bank lending risk triggering a "mini-credit crunch" that could send Australia's house prices, a new report warns.
More Funds for Nepean Hospital Upgrade
The NSW government has announced more money for a western Sydney hospital redevelopment, as the opposition ramps up its attack of stadium funding it says should...
NAB's 'Introducer Program' Under Spotlight
National Australia Bank paid thousands of people about $100 million in commissions to "introduce" potential customers to the bank, an inquiry has heard.
Commercial Lending Stabilises in January
Lending to businesses and property investors remained steady in January following a significant fall in December, while the value of new home loans to owner-occupiers lifted...
SA Suffering from Infrastructure Funding Bias: Albanese
South Australia is suffering from a "massive" infrastructure funding bias on the part of the federal coalition government, opposition frontbencher Anthony Albanese says.
Queensland Premier Vetos $1bn Adani Rail Loan
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has made good on her election promise to veto a billion-dollar federal government loan to Indian mining giant Adani for the construction...