Australia

'New Units'

Dwelling approvals increase by 3.7 per cent in March

FOLLOWING a revised increase of 2.9 per cent in February, the total number of new dwellings approved in March increased by 3.7 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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Smart Cities Plan

Australian Government launches 'Smart Cities Plan'

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week released the Smart Cities Plan, which aims to deliver jobs closer to homes, more affordable housing, better transport connections and healthy environments.

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New House

Dwelling approvals increase by 3.1 per cent in February

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 6.6 per cent in January, the total number of new dwellings approved in February increased by 3.1 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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A Sea of People

Victoria leads the nation in population growth: ABS

VICTORIA is the most popular destination for people moving from other states and is Australia's fastest growing state at 1.7 per cent, compared to an overall Australian growth rate of 1.3 per cent, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week.

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2016 UDIA State of the Land

UDIA releases 2016 State of the Land report

A NEW State of the Land report by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), has for the first time in its eight-year history, found that uncertainty at the federal level is at greater risk of hurting the property development industry, than state level policies.

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House under construction

Dwelling approvals decrease by 7.5 per cent in January

FOLLOWING an increase of 8.6 per cent in December, the total number of new dwellings approved in January decreased by 7.5 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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'The lights of Broadway', Sydney

Infrastructure Australia releases 15-year infrastructure plan

INFRASTRUCTURE Australia has recommended fundamental changes to the way we plan, fund, deliver and use our infrastructure, which will result in the average Australian household being almost $3,000 better off each year by 2040.

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Houses in Bondi Beach

Demographia's Housing Affordability Survey makes simple assumptions: PIA

US greenfields lobby group Demographia has once again taken a simplistic approach to housing affordability in its Annual International Housing Affordability Survey this year, laying blame of issues to planning, according to the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

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Clouds over Australia

Big urban challenges demand greater Federal involvement: PIA

THE Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) last week said it welcomes the Federal Government's fresh focus on improving the lives of city-dwellers, but believes leadership and funding is needed to tackle some of the bigger issues of the twenty-first century.

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