The RP Data-Rismark Stratified Hedonic Index shows Melbourne’s premium market recorded falls in value of 7.9 percent, followed by Melbourne’s middle market with falls of 6.9 percent.
Adelaide’s most affordable suburbs recorded a fall of 6.7 percent, while Sydney’s most affordable suburbs recorded the strongest performance over the past year with a [...]
There were slim pickings for the residential sector in the 2012 Federal Budget according to the Residential Development Council (RDC).
Tonight’s budget failed to deliver a plan to improve housing affordability, said Residential Development Council Executive Director, Caryn Kakas.
“The Government must stop behaving like an absent parent. It cannot choose to stump [...]
Colliers International has produced a research report showing predictions across all property sectors. In summary the report predicts:
Perth and Brisbane CBDs to experience a surge in demand from mining related office users.
Continued growth of online trading and occupancy cost ratios to be sustained.
INVESTEC has launched its $120 million transformation of the 86-year-old Hotel Bondi site on Campbell Parade with a new retail and cafe precinct.
The site, which incorporates new apartments adjacent to the revamped hotel, is the latest in the redevelopment of the strip along Bondi Beach.
The Investec Property Opportunity Fund was established [...]
Within the City of Sydney area, 75% of residents live in apartment buildings. These vertical villages consume close to 40% of the City’s water, 10% of its energy and create around 50% of residential waste. Smart Green Apartments was launched 20 September 2011.
With predictions that half of New South Wales will be [...]
Michael Spence says there is an “air of optimism” around Melbourne. He calls it “the quiet achiever” and he says it’s one of the most affordable major cities in Australia in which to rent office space.
“We haven’t had the spikes you’ve seen in Perth, in Brisbane with rentals. We’ve been slow and [...]
JUSTIN Madden is no stranger to public outcry over new developments.
As planning minister he presided over the Windsor Hotel scandal, where a staffer’s leaked email suggesting a sham public consultation led to a parliamentary inquiry and ombudsman’s investigation.
His government’s planning decisions raised the ire of residents’ groups across the state, [...]
Melbournians want a greater choice of housing types but there are a number of barriers to delivering more of the housing they say they want, according to a new report released by the Grattan Institute. Titled The Housing We’d Choose, the report presents the results of a detailed survey on [...]
The Housing Industry Association has released the winter edition of its National Outlook, Australia’s most comprehensive housing report card. The winter Outlook forecast fall of 13 per cent in housing starts over the two year period 2010/11 – 2011/12.
HIA Chief Economist, Dr Harley Dale, said that the stimulus-driven boost didn’t get new [...]
The Council of Mayors has established an online forum to hear the community’s views on affordable housing for the South East Queensland (SEQ) region. The website also provides resources, photos, FAQs, and a video.
Social media and online forums are becoming standard practices of community consultation. Bang the Table is an organisation [...]
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