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Federal Budget lacks plan for reform: UDIA

WHILST avoiding the controversy that plagued last year's Budget, the 2015-16 Federal Budget is light on the structural reforms necessary to drive Australia's future economic growth, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

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Brand new Iron Road S34814, Port Hedland

Audit assesses northern Australia's infrastructure

THE Australian Government last week released the first Infrastructure Australia audit of northern Australia's infrastructure, which outlines the region's current infrastructure asset base and its potential long-term needs.

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New House

Dwelling approvals up by 2.8 per cent in March

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 1.6 per cent in February, the number of new dwellings approved in March increased by 2.8 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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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).

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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).

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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.

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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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