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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
Contrary to conventional wisdom, red tape was developed in Europe to speed things up rather than slow things down.
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...
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...
New Screening Process For Contaminated Land
The Andrews Labor Government is trialling a more efficient approach for assessing potentially contaminated land in Victoria.
"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.
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.
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...
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.
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.