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Cities: Back to Ground Zero?
Landscaping
Tuesday June 25 2019

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
Urban Planning
Tuesday June 18 2019

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
Zoning
Tuesday April 16 2019

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
Zoning
Wednesday January 9 2019

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
Urban Planning
Wednesday October 10 2018

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?
Residential
Tuesday September 18 2018

Is the Supply-Side Argument a Con?

In classic economics, prices are determined by supply and demand.

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

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
Zoning
Wednesday July 4 2018

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
Business
Wednesday June 20 2018

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.

Zoning
Mar 29 2019
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.

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Zoning
Mar 21 2019
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...

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Urban Planning
Feb 28 2019
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.

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Landscaping
8 Nov, 2018
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.

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Urban Planning
13 Jun, 2018
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.

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Infrastructure
27 Mar, 2018
$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.

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Urban Planning
20 Mar, 2018
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density

The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.

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Infrastructure
15 Mar, 2018
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...

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Urban Planning
15 Mar, 2018
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.

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