Cities: Back to Ground Zero?
The federal election has been and gone and the Morrison Government is returned.
Gridlock – Getting out of the Car is Scary
Gridlock, congestion, commuting, the cost of living, sedentary lifestyles, heart disease and obesity are some of the biggest issues facing our Governments, Councils and public sector...
Local Character Could Grind Growth to a Halt
The NSW Government issued a series of documents in the lead up to the recent state election about the importance of Local Character and Future Local...
WA’s Planning System Must be Cleaned Up
Want to build a new mixed-use commercial and residential development in central Perth?
Change Starts with Beliefs and Values
“Australia needs to make ‘a complete shift’ in the way it plans cities” outgoing Infrastructure Australia chief executive Philip Davies told the Australian Finance Review Weekend...
Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?
In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.
Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...
Middle Ring Suburbs Missing Out
The recent report by the Grattan Institute - Housing Affordability - Re-imagining the Australian dream - makes a plea for more medium density housing in inner...
State Based Agency Referrals Must be Cleaned Up
As Australia’s population expands, urban renewal and development are needed to cater for growing housing and infrastructure requirements.
Victoria’s Planning Regime Goes Under Microscope
Victoria’s planning system is set undergo a comprehensive review as the government in that state seeks to remove barriers to affordable housing provision.
PM Morrison Hits 'Pause' on Migrant Intake
The prime minister has hit "pause" on Australia's annual migration intake as he tries to redirect more new arrivals away from overcrowded capital cities and into...
Affordable Housing Close to City Brings Billions in Economic Benefits
NSW could unleash more than $17 billion in economic gains through providing more affordable housing closer to the city, a new report has found.
Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature
Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.
Share Bike Company 'Pulls Out' of Melbourne
The distinctive yellow rental bicycles will disappear from Melbourne's streets as the Singapore-based oBike company shuts up shop.
$55b Required to Meet Infrastructure Australia's 15-year Targets
More than $55 billion of priority projects are needed to shape Australia's cities and regions in the next 15 years, Infrastructure Australia says.
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density
The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.
Australian Train Stations Score Poorly on Precinct Integration and Value Capture
Australian transit hubs are behind global counterparts due to age, low integration with precincts, and return on property value but have a significant opportunity to add...
Re-imaging Campbelltown a good response to the City Deal
The release of the Re-imagining Campbelltown proposal by Campbelltown City Council is an excellent response to the Western Sydney City Deal.