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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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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals decrease by 1.2 per cent in December

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 7.5 per cent in November, the total number of new dwellings approved in December decreased by 1.2 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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House under construction

Dwelling approvals increase by 7 per cent in November

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 11.8 per cent in October, the total number of new dwellings approved in November increased by 7.0 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms, according to the latest figures released this month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Capturing value: Advice on making value capture work in Australia

Infrastructure Australia releases value capture advisory paper

INFRASTRUCTURE Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has launched the first paper in its new infrastructure Reform Series, titled 'Capturing Value: Advice on making value capture work in Australia'.

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New House

Dwelling approvals decrease by 12.6 per cent in October

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 9.3 per cent in September, the total number of new dwellings approved in October decreased by 12.6 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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Southern Cross Station, Melbourne

Federal Government responds to Australian Infrastructure Plan

THE Federal Government last week released its response to the Australian Infrastructure Plan, which accepts 69 of Infrastructure Australia's 78 recommendations and commits to the development of urban rail plans with 'willing' state governments for the nation's five biggest cities.

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Artist's impression of light rail in Parramatta CBD

Australian Government releases Value Capture Discussion Paper

USING 'value capture' to help deliver more infrastructure is the subject of a discussion paper released last week by Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher and Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor.

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House under construction

Dwelling approvals decrease by 8.7 per cent in September

FOLLOWING a decrease of 1.8 per cent in August, the total number of new dwellings approved in September decreased by 8.7 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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