Entries by Gemma Walker

QUEEN’S WHARF BRISBANE PDA DEVELOPMENT SCHEME APPROVAL TO BOOST JOBS (QLD)

Brisbane is set for a massive jobs boost with the Queensland Government formally adopting the development scheme for the renewal of the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area. The $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development will deliver a world-class tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct for Queensland. Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local […]

HOUSING FUND GOOD NEWS BUT WILL MEET JUST A FRACTION OF DEMAND (NSW)

The Premier’s commitment to establishing a $1.1billion investment fund that will help build at least 3000 affordable homes over the next few years is the first serious initiative to address housing affordability in NSW since the Commonwealth’s 2008 National Rental Affordability Scheme, the state’s peak not-for-profit housing body said today. NSW Federation of Housing Associations […]

CURETON REVIEW CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED (NT)

Home buyers and builders will have more time to provide feedback to the recommendations of the Cureton Review with the deadline now extended to 29 February. “The building industry bodies have requested more time to consult with their members and I have therefore extended the time to provide feedback to allow for further consultation with […]

BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN QUEENSLAND’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY (QLD)

Everyone concerned about being paid in full and on time, every time in the construction industry, are being urged to attend Security of Payment consultation sessions and contribute to upholding confidence in a key industry. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said it was important the construction industry played a central role […]

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SURGES TO FRESH RECORD (FED)

The latest ABS housing figures show new dwelling commencements reached a fresh high in the September 2015 quarter said the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. “Today’s update for national new home building is a stellar result not only for the residential construction industry, but for the wider economy,” said […]

BUILDING INDUSTRY CALLS FOR NATIONALLY CONSISTENT FRAMEWORK FOR RESIDENTIAL RATINGS (FED)

Australia’s building industry, via the Australia Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), has today called for a new nationally consistent rating framework for housing sustainability. ASBEC President Ken Maher said: “Housing is responsible for 13% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Improving the sustainability of our housing stock is crucial to meeting Australia’s targets for emissions reduction. […]

LATEST FIGURES SHOW BOOST TO HOME LENDING (FED)

The ABS today released housing finance figures for November 2015, showing that total lending activity increased during the month, but still remains below the high point reached in August of last year, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of the residential building industry. “This is a positive update for Australia’s housing sector, showing that […]