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Dwelling approvals decrease by 13.4 per cent in March

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 8.9 per cent in February, the total number of new dwellings approved in March decreased by 13.4 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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EastLink

Federal Budget cuts real infrastructure funding by $7.4bn: IPA

THE Federal Budget cuts real infrastructure by $7.4 billion compared to the 10 year average – and sees Commonwealth funding at its lowest level since the early 2000s – according to Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA).

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Fixing Housing Affordability

Property Council releases its 'Fixing Housing Affordability' plan

A SCHEME to help first home buyers bridge the deposit gap and a suite of measures to address housing supply are at the centre of the Property Council's newly-released 'Fixing Housing Affordability' plan, which details ten key actions to help address housing affordability.

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Australian Government embarks on decentralisation program

THE Australian Government has embarked on its decentralisation program, Minister for Regional Development and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Fiona Nash announced at the National Press Club last week.

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Dwelling approvals increase by 8.3 per cent in February

FOLLOWING a revised increase of 2.2 per cent in January, the total number of new dwellings approved in February increased by 8.3 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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UDIA State of the Land Report 2017

UDIA State of the Land 2017 released

OVER 57,000 new lots were released in greenfield communities in the major capitals, the highest number in the eight year history of the National Land Survey Program (NLSP), and over 53,000 lots were sold, according to the 2017 State of the Land report.

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What price value capture?

Beware of value capture schemes: Grattan Institute report

STATE governments should be wary of following the Australian Government's advice to introduce 'value capture' schemes to fund major new transport projects, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

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Housing with wetlands in foreground

Housing affordability much more than a 'supply issue': Planning Institute

WITH housing affordability at the top of the political agenda at both a state and national level, the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) has called on the Federal Government to acknowledge that tackling housing affordability is much more than a 'supply issue'.

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New housing in the southern Wollongong suburb of Berkeley

Dwelling approvals increase by 1.8 per cent in January

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised decrease of 2.5 per cent in December, the total number of new dwellings approved in January increased by 1.8 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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