Apartment building in Erskineville, Sydney

NSW Government confirms minimum apartment sizes

FOLLOWING recent uncertainty, NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes last week confirmed that the State Government will retain minimum apartment sizes to provide clarity for the community, councils and industry.

Train arriving at Esplanade Station, Perth

Perth's railcar order reaches halfway mark

THE newest train on Perth's rail network commenced passenger service this week, marking the halfway point in the Western Australian Government's purchase of 22 B-series trains at a cost of $244 million.

Perth CBD

WA asset sales good for budget and infrastructure: IPA

THE 2015-16 Western Australian Budget sees the State Government commit to asset sales to bring down the state's mounting debt, win additional Commonwealth funding support and sustain WA's infrastructure programme, according to Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA).

Hobart, Tasmania

Interim planning scheme for Hobart declared

TASMANIAN Planning and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein last week declared the new Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015, which comes into effect on 20 May 2015.

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  • Category: Tasmania
Australia seen from space at night

Federal Budget lacks plan for reform: UDIA

WHILST avoiding the controversy that plagued last year's Budget, the 2015-16 Federal Budget is light on the structural reforms necessary to drive Australia's future economic growth, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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  • Category: Australia
Parliament House, Melbourne

Victorian Government hands down 2015-16 Budget

THE Victorian Government last week released its Budget for 2015-16, describing it as the foundation for a stronger and fairer Victoria that restores the essential services Victorians need while keeping the state's finances strong.

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  • Category: Victoria

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