Government/Regulations

City Deal struck for Western Sydney

The federal government, NSW government and eight Western Sydney councils have struck a multi-billion City Deal that will see the development of a $7 billion Western Sydney Airport rail line,…

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City of Sydney pushes for a net zero office sector

Exclusive: Increased building standards, mandatory disclosure of NABERS tenancy ratings and increased amounts of renewables are being pushed by the City of Sydney in a bid to get office buildings to net zero by 2050.

AHURI research twisted to support negative gearing

The Property Council of Australia has used new research by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to argue that negative gearing is not responsible for high home prices.

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Greens want donation reform after a look at minister’s diary

NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts met with 53 property developers or property interest groups between January and September this year, but not a single ordinary resident, new information released by the Greens shows.

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Vacancy taxes on the agenda, but are they the solution?

The Victorian government has warned owners of vacant inner-city properties to fill them with tenants or sell up, with less than two months before the state’s vacancy tax begins on 1 January 2018.

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Why growing the regions makes sense – for the big capitals

There has been a lot of recent focus on the role of the regions in alleviating the pressure of congestion on cities, seen on roads, public transport and arguably the housing market with skyrocketing prices in the big cities.