Housing

YarraOne - Tesla with Plate

Melbourne development lures buyers with promise of Tesla car-share

Malaysian-based developer EcoWorld is offering potential residents of its Yarra One apartment development exclusive access to a Tesla car share scheme – part of a growing number of green marketing strategies in the apartment sector, particularly in Melbourne.

Karen Deegan built for good

How to get cohousing happening: the Newcastle story

In recent times Karen Deegan has organised four families to buy a piece of land together to build a co-housing development in Newcastle in NSW, and she notes there are others with similar ideas.

The Commons Hobart kitchen interior

There’s no reason for new homes to include gas, report finds

New homes that go all-electric with solar would save between $9000-$18,000 over 10 years compared with a home that has gas appliances and no solar, according to new research from the Australian Technology Association (ATA).

Sirius Apartments Sydney

NSW government begins EOI process for Sirius

The NSW government is moving ahead with its controversial plan to sell the Sirius building, launching an expression of interest (EOI) for the site at The Rocks, Sydney.

Fremantle street crowd

Fremantle cans baugruppen project

Fremantle Council has pulled the plug on a proposed baugruppen project, leaving tenderers “bewildered”, after it imposed conditions on the project that were deemed unacceptable and then refused to negotiate.

Artist’s impression of Connect Joondalup Western Australia

WA calls on private sector to partner on urban infill

The Western Australian government is calling on the private sector to help deliver infill housing in four Perth precincts at Bentley, Joondalup, Beaconsfield and Cannington over the next 15 years.

Tenby, Wales

Welsh first home buyers can borrow more for energy efficient homes

Wales has become one of the first countries in the world to tie home energy performance to its loan terms, with the government last week announcing that energy efficiency would be factored into loan affordability calculations for its Help to Buy-Wales shared equity loan scheme.