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Burnie, Tasmania

ALGA releases 'State of the Regions: Pillars of Growth' report

INFRASTRUCTURE deficiencies have played a part in making it harder for struggling regions in Australia to increase their productivity, create jobs and improve incomes, according to a report published by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

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2017 National Cycling Participation Survey

Results of National Cycling Participation Survey 2017 released

THE Australian Bicycle Council has released the results of the National Cycling Participation Survey 2017, which found that around 3.74 million people in Australia ride a bicycle for recreation or transport in a typical week.

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House under construction

Dwelling approvals increase by 4.4 per cent in April

FOLLOWING a revised decrease of 10.3 per cent in March, the total number of new dwellings approved in April increased by 4.4 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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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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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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Australia seen from space at night

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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House under construction

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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