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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals decrease by 6.2 per cent in February

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 17.2 per cent in January, the total number of new dwellings approved in February decreased by 6.2 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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Infrastructure Australia - Infrastructure Priority List - March 2018

Infrastructure Australia identifies $55bn infrastructure pipeline

AUSTRALIA'S independent infrastructure advisor, Infrastructure Australia, has identified over $55 billion worth of nation-shaping projects in its latest Infrastructure Priority List, with an additional $25 billion of projects now off the list and under delivery across the country.

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'City view from the Shrine of Remembrance', Melbourne

Reserve Bank report misses the point of land use planning: Planning Institute

THE Planning Institute of Australia has described the Reserve Bank of Australia's recent research linking high housing prices with planning regulations as misleading and yet another attempt to shore up the popular misconception that removing land use controls will solve housing affordability.

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Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream

New Grattan Institute report calls for more housing in inner metro areas

BUILDING an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to a new report released last week by the Grattan Institute.

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New House

Dwelling approvals increase by 17.1 per cent in January

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 20.6 per cent in December, the total number of new dwellings approved in January increased by 17.1 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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The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code

Improve home energy standards or risk bigger bills, more emissions: report

AUSTRALIA can cost-effectively strengthen residential energy efficiency standards in the Building Code and cut heating and cooling energy use by up to 51 per cent, according to a new report released last week by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia.

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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals fall by 20 per cent in December

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 12.6 per cent in November, the total number of new dwellings approved in December decreased by 20.0 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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