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Dwelling approvals up by 1.5 per cent in September

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised increase of 0.1 per cent in August, the total number of new dwellings approved in September increased by 1.5 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
Draft Future Transport Strategy 2056

Future Transport 2056 draft strategy released by NSW Government

NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister Andrew Constance last week unveiled the Future Transport 2056 draft strategy, which has been released alongside the Greater Sydney Commission's draft Greater Sydney Region Plan as part of a collaborative and concurrent approach to land use and transport planning.

Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan

Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan launched

GREATER Sydney will become three connected cities over the next 40 years, linked by new public transport, giving more communities access to job opportunities, new homes and services within 30 minutes, according to the newly-released draft Greater Sydney Region Plan.

Artist's impression of Port of Brisbane's proposed Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

Construction to soon start on $158m Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

QUEENSLAND'S first dedicated mega-cruise ship terminal has moved a step closer, after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last week said construction will soon commence on the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd's (PBPL) $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point on the north side of the Brisbane River.

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  • Category: Queensland
Reforming the Victoria Planning Provisions - Discussion Paper

Proposed changes to Victoria Planning Provisions released for consultation

AS part of its Smart Planning program, the Victorian Government has released a new discussion paper that outlines proposed changes to help simplify and improve the operation of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and provide the foundations for further future transformative initiatives.

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  • Category: Victoria
Victorian Infrastructure Plan

Five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan released by State Government

FOLLOWING the release of Infrastructure Victoria's independent 30-year infrastructure plan, the Victorian Government last week announced its response, with a new five-year Victorian Infrastructure Plan that outlines the government's infrastructure priorities over the coming years.

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  • Category: Victoria
Draft Fishermans Bend Framework

Draft Fishermans Bend Framework released for consultation

THE Victorian Government has launched the draft Fishermans Bend Framework, which it said will deliver on the 2050 vision for the area to become a thriving place that is a leading example for environmental sustainability, liveability, connectivity, diversity and innovation.

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  • Category: Victoria
Bus in Canberra

Nine rapid bus routes to roll out in Canberra in 2018

THE ACT Government last week said that it will deliver its election commitment to expand the 'rapid' bus network two years ahead of schedule, with nine routes to begin operating in 2018 – the same year that the first stage of light rail is due to be completed.

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  • Category: ACT
Artist's impression of Parramatta Light Rail in Church Street, Parramatta

Plans announced for stage 2 of Parramatta Light Rail

THE NSW Government last week announced plans for stage 2 of the Parramatta Light Rail project, with a final business case due to be completed in 2018 and an investment decision and details on the timing of construction to follow.

Houses in Melbourne

Tenants set to gain more rights under Victorian Government's tenancy reform package

A COMMISSIONER for Residential Tenancies will be appointed to champion the rights of private renters and landlords will no longer be able to terminate a tenancy using non-specified reasons or unreasonably refuse requests for tenants to keep pets under a proposed tenancy reform package unveiled by the Victorian Government last week.

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  • Category: Victoria

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