Australia

Highway lights, Pakenham

Citywide focus is key to growing greater outer suburbs: NGAA

A RECENT book by the Grattan Institute, City Limits, has put a welcome spotlight on the issues experienced by outer suburban residents. But according to Ruth Spielman of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), the proposed solutions are overly focussed on the inner city, selling the growing outer suburbs short. Too narrow a focus will hamstring our cities and hamper our chances for a fair go.

  • Written by Ruth Spielman, NGAA
'Suburban sprawl', Sunbury

Investment not keeping up with growth in cities' outer areas: NGAA

DESPITE significant population growth occurring in the outer suburbs of the nation's cities, a lack of investment means that issues such as congestion and an absence of employment and services are not being addressed, according to the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA).

  • Written by Urbanalyst
New housing in the southern Wollongong suburb of Berkeley

Dwelling approvals fall by 3.2 per cent in February

FOLLOWING a revised gain of 5.9 per cent in January, the number of new dwellings approved in February decreased by 3.2 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

  • Written by Urbanalyst
2015 UDIA State of the Land Report

New UDIA report 'exposes Sydney's land crisis'

THE national housing land delivery report card is out, and Sydney has again nabbed the top spot for the most expensive housing blocks out of Australia's five biggest capitals.

  • Written by Urbanalyst
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.

  • Written by Urbanalyst
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).

  • Written by Urbanalyst
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.

  • Written by Urbanalyst
'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.

  • Written by Urbanalyst
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).

  • Written by Urbanalyst
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.

  • Written by Urbanalyst

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