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Houses in Bondi Beach

Demographia's Housing Affordability Survey makes simple assumptions: PIA

US greenfields lobby group Demographia has once again taken a simplistic approach to housing affordability in its Annual International Housing Affordability Survey this year, laying blame of issues to planning, according to the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

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Clouds over Australia

Big urban challenges demand greater Federal involvement: PIA

THE Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) last week said it welcomes the Federal Government's fresh focus on improving the lives of city-dwellers, but believes leadership and funding is needed to tackle some of the bigger issues of the twenty-first century.

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Capella, Queensland

Round Three of $1bn National Stronger Regions Fund now open

THE Australian Government has announced that applications are now being accepted under Round Three of the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund for funding priority infrastructure projects in disadvantaged regional communities.

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New House

Dwelling approvals increase by 3.9 per cent in October

FOLLOWING an upwardly revised increase of 2.3 per cent in September, the number of new dwellings approved in October increased by 3.9 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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Bridges along Maribyrnong River, Melbourne

New Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure launched

IT will be easier to for local governments to understand the economic value of urban greening following the launch last week of Australia's first Economic Framework for Green Infrastructure.

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'New Units'

Dwelling approvals increase by 2.2 per cent in September

FOLLOWING a downwardly revised decrease of 8.1 per cent in August, the number of new dwellings approved in September increased by 2.2 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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Delivering Sustainable Urban Mobility

Rethink needed on Australian urban transport: ACOLA

CARS and trucks are choking Australian cities costing billions of dollars in traffic congestion, harming human health and adding to greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

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