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Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability
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Friday March 16 2018

Land Shortages Bite into Aussie Housing Affordability

Prices of vacant residential land in places such as Sydney and Melbourne are surging amid signs of critical land shortages in those capitals, dashing hopes in...

RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House
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Thursday March 15 2018

RBA says Restrictive Zoning Adds $489,000 to a Sydney House

The research by Ross Kendall and Peter Tulip presents a very disturbing picture of how much cost has been added to houses and apartments in Sydney....

NSW Land Clearing Code Challenged in Court
Business
Wednesday November 29 2017

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.

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed
Residential
Tuesday October 31 2017

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed

The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by government-owned insurer Southern Response Earthquake Services to throw out a class action lawsuit from Christchurch homeowners whose...

Gold Coast Mayor Defends Councillors
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Wednesday September 20 2017

Gold Coast Mayor Defends Councillors

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has no qualms with councillors receiving donations from developers and then voting on applications where they have declared a potential conflict...

Australia’s Property Industry is Racked with Political Favouritism
Business
Tuesday September 19 2017

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...

The Nightmare of Red Tape
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Wednesday August 30 2017

The Nightmare of Red Tape

Contrary to conventional wisdom, red tape was developed in Europe to speed things up rather than slow things down.

Nationals WA want Woodside Camp Rejected
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Friday August 18 2017

Nationals WA want Woodside Camp Rejected

The Nationals WA have demanded the Labor state government reject Woodside's bid for a 700-bed fly-in fly-out camp in the north.

Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones
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Thursday July 27 2017

Recent VCAT Decision on Transitional Provisions in Reformed Residential Zones

The industry has been grappling with the various changes that have been made to the Planning Schemes of late.

Zoning
Sep 7 2018
NSW:Poll Shows Distaste for Luna Park Rules

Luna Park is campaigning to restore its old planning arrangements after a poll revealed community distaste for a court ruling that wrapped it up in what...

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Residential
Jul 31 2018
Sydenham To Bankstown Planning Backdown Bad For Future Housing Supply

The backdown by the NSW Government on it’s Planned Precincts along the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor is yet another pre-election move that will put new housing...

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Environment
Jun 8 2018
New Screening Process For Contaminated Land

The Andrews Labor Government is trialling a more efficient approach for assessing potentially contaminated land in Victoria.

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Urban Planning
Mar 15 2018
"Big Australia’’ Programs Lacked Planning Perspective

University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.

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Zoning
Mar 13 2018
Building Industry Backs RBA on Zoning

The building industry believes that if state governments ease zoning restrictions 20,000 extra homes could be built over the next five years.

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Zoning
Feb 8 2018
Zoning Changes for Sydney's Sirius Site

The site of Sydney's harbourside brutalist building Sirius, which was once home to more than 100 social housing residents, could become anything from a club, a...

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Zoning
Jan 17 2018
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.

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Business
3 Mar, 2014
Casino Licences Up For Grabs in Queensland

The race to secure three casino licences in Queensland is heating up with 18 companies vying for a slice.

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