NSW Land Clearing Code Challenged in Court
NSW laws allowing private landowners to clear large areas of native vegetation without approval are being challenged in court.
Victoria Moves to Annual Land Valuations
Valuations upon which land taxes and council rates are calculated are set to be conducted annually throughout Victoria as the state moves to capture greater revenue...
Queensland Property Sector Questions Integrity of Land Valuations
Queensland’s property sector has raised significant concerns about a decision not to issue new statutory valuations for a number of the state’s most significant local government...
Sydney Land Prices Surge Above $1,000 per SQM
As the cost of housing continues to surge, land prices throughout the Sydney metropolitan area are now above $1,000 per square meter.
Land Price Surge is Slamming Affordable Housing Delivery
A surge in land prices is creating significant problems in terms of the delivery of affordable housing, a new report suggests.
Australia’s Property Industry is Racked with Political Favouritism
If you wanted to strike it rich in property, one way would be to buy land on the outskirts of metropolitan areas, wait for it to...
Victorian Rural Council Sacked Over Shocking Accountability
A rural council in central western Victoria has been sacked after a damming report found it squandered at least $730,000 in public funds through flawed land...
A Realistic Role for Value Capture
Australia needs to diversify its sources of funding in order to pay for the infrastructure we need. Value capture can help fill the gap, but we...
Land Shortage Driving Up Prices and Housing Costs
Land price rises are adding tens of thousands of dollars every year to the cost of new housing, new data suggests.
Crown Completes $370m Vegas Land Sale
Casinos operator Crown Resorts has completed the sale of its interest in land in Las Vegas on which the company had once intended to build a...
SA Resources Sector Pushes for Land Access
Improved land access has been included on an election wish list published by the South Australian resources sector's peak industry body.
Qld Businesses Could Prop up $5.2b Project
Businesses in Brisbane's CBD could be taxed more to help pay for the proposed $5.2 billion Cross River Rail project just "for the privilege of being...
WA Govt Must be Transparent in Land Sales: AG
The WA auditor general says sale should be made public
Land Prices Rise as Supply Dries Up
The latest HIA-CoreLogic RP Data Residential Land Report provided by the Housing Industry Association and CoreLogic RP Data, signals a growing divide between demand and available...
Govt Tightens Rules on Foreign Investors
The Abbott government has delivered on a 2013 election promise to put foreign investment in agricultural land under greater scrutiny.