Australia

Rail crossing near Trangie, NSW

First round of tenders open for Inland Rail project

THE Australian Government last week said the proposed Brisbane-to-Melbourne Inland Rail project has reached a major milestone, with the first round of open tenders being advertised.

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House under construction

Dwelling approvals up by 7.9 per cent in January

AFTER recording a revised fall of 2.8 per cent in December 2014, the number of new dwellings approved in January 2015 increased 7.9 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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Intergenerational Report 2015

Industry groups say Intergenerational Report highlights need for change

INDUSTRY groups have called for reform following the release of the 2015 Intergenerational Report, which assesses the long-term sustainability of current government policies and how changes to Australia's population size and age profile may impact on economic growth, workforce and public finances over the next 40 years.

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'Suburban Landscape', Melbourne

Growing divide between where people live and work: Grattan Institute

THE divide between where people live and work in Australian cities is growing, with most new jobs being created close to city centres while most population growth is occurring in the outer suburbs, according to a new book from the Grattan Institute.

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Kings Cross, Sydney

CCCLM releases updated Night Time Economy Report

THE National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee, a committee of the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM), has released updated research showing healthy growth in the Australian night time economy (NTE).

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A Sea of People, Victoria Street, Richmond

'Governments and private investors will fly blind without census': PIA

THE nation's peak body representing the urban and regional planning profession has responded to reports that the five-yearly census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) might be scrapped by calling for better resourcing of and improvements to Census collection processes.

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Apartment building under construction in Brisbane

Residential approvals fall slightly in December 2014

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised gain of 7.7 per cent in November, the number of new dwellings approved in December 2014 decreased by 3.3 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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New housing in southern Wollongong suburb of Berkeley

Dwelling approvals increase by 7.5 per cent in November 2014

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised gain of 11.5 per cent in October, the number of new dwellings approved in November 2014 increased by 7.5 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Sydney Airport

New ABS data shows slowing migration for half the states and territories

POPULATION growth due to overseas migration has slowed in Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in the year to June 2014, according to new figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

"Compared with last year, population gains from migration were lower by almost 20,000 people for WA or a drop of close to 40 per cent," said ABS Director of Demography, Denise Carlton.

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Population density 1kmĀ² grid - August 2011 - Melbourne and Sydney

ABS releases new 'square kilometre population grid' data

TWENTY-ONE square kilometres of Sydney has a population density greater than 8,000 people per square kilometre, according to the newly-released square kilometre population grid from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which confirms Sydney as the nation's most densely populated area.

By contrast, there is only one square kilometre in Melbourne that has a population density greater than 8,000 and no other cities in Australia have a density of this scale. At the next level down, Sydney has 93 square kilometres with a population density of between 5,000 to 8,000 people per square kilometre, compared to Melbourne's 33 square kilometres and Brisbane's 3 square kilometres.

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