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Queensland Housing Strategy 2017 - 2027

Queensland Government unveils $1.6bn Housing Strategy

THE Queensland Government last week said its new 10-year housing strategy will allow the state to take the lead in the delivery of social and affordable housing in Australia, with an investment of $1.6 billion to build more than 5,000 extra homes.

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  • Category: Queensland
V/Line trains at Southern Cross Station

Five companies shortlisted for $518m Ballarat Line Upgrade

THE Victorian Government last week announced that five groups have been shortlisted for the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade, which includes the duplication of 18 kilometres of single track between Deer Park West and Melton to increase the reliability of rail services.

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  • Category: Victoria
City of Adelaide Draft 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan

Adelaide City Council endorses its 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan

THE City of Adelaide has endorsed its 2017-18 Integrated Business Plan, which the council said funds major improvements to key transport links, streetscapes and Park Land facilities, and initiatives that will drive continued growth and increase the City's liveability and sustainability.

Central West and Orana Regional Plan

Central West and Orana Regional Plan released by NSW Government

THE NSW Government last week released the Central West and Orana Regional Plan, which provides a blueprint to guide planning and land use decisions over the next 20 years with a focus on priority growth sectors including transport and logistics, tourism and mining and renewable energy.

Concept map of WestConnex M4-M5 Link

Two groups shortlisted for Sydney's M4–M5 Link

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres have announced that two joint ventures have been shortlisted to build the M4-M5 Link, which is the third stage of WestConnex and will link the New M4 Motorway at Haberfield to the New M5 Motorway at St Peters.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former NSW Premier Mike Baird at the announcement of the Western Sydney City Deal last year

Western Sydney City Deal on track for delivery in 2017

A ROUNDTABLE of eight western Sydney councils has confirmed a Western Sydney City Deal is on track to be finalised in the second half of 2017, which will see all three levels of government working in a partnership to encourage investment, improve housing affordability and deliver regulatory reforms.

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NSW Government unveils housing affordability package

THE NSW Government has announced a comprehensive package of measures to support first homebuyers by providing stamp duty exemptions, boosting housing supply and delivering infrastructure to support growing communities across the state.

House under construction

Dwelling approvals increase by 4.4 per cent in April

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 10.3 per cent in March, the total number of new dwellings approved in April increased by 4.4 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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  • Category: Australia
Infrastructure Victoria - Advice on securing Victoria's ports capacity

Bay West preferred for Victoria's second container port

INFRASTRUCTURE Victoria has identified Bay West as the preferred location for a new container port once the Port of Melbourne reaches capacity of 8 million TEU containers around 2055, saying the site was also well-suited to becoming Melbourne's future port in the longer term.

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  • Category: Victoria

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