News & Views

30
Jul
Suburban futures: the interview
The suburban renewal movement is gathering momentum. In this interview with the Suburban Alliance’s Ross Elliott, Urban Land Institute Senior Fellow Ed McMahon shares many insights into suburban renewal and redevelopment in the USA. Recorded in late 2020, the subject matter is even more relevant now. The interview is via 0 Comments
30
Jul
‘Adelaide-Style’ foodie market approved for suburban Brisbane
Plans for a vertical village and one of Brisbane’s biggest paddock-to-plate food markets have been given the green light for construction at Lutwyche. Marketplace Developments and Craft’d Grounds co-founder James Rennell, in collaboration with developers Murray and Frank Stafford, engaged architects Conrad Gargett to design Lamington Markets at 612 Lutwyche 0 Comments
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14
Jul
Confidence in Suburban Business Parks on the Rise
A specialist office investment fund has inked a $13.6-million deal in Brisbane’s south-west, reinforcing findings of a new report showing soaring business confidence and growth in the city’s suburban office market. Full story here 0 Comments
06
Jul
REGIONAL JOB ADS REACH RECORD HIGH IN MARCH 2021
In March 2021 there were 66,200 job vacancies across regional Australia. This is the largest number of vacancies inregional Australia since records began in May 2010. The latest level of demand far surpasses the previous record of59,077 advertised jobs back in October 2011. The latest level of regional job vacancies 0 Comments
06
Jul
Growth in regional rents is almost 3 times that of capital cities
CoreLogic has released its Quarterly Regional Report, which revealed the annual growth rate of combined regional dwelling values (13%) was more than twice that of the capital cities (6.4%) in the 12 months to April. Remarkably, rent values across the combined regional markets have outpaced capital city rents even more – 0 Comments
29
Jun
Affordability, Traffic Jams Pushing Workers Out of Sydney
Unaffordable housing and congestion is contributing to a widening wage disparity and productivity slowdown in Sydney, according to an international research project. The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute-commissioned report has found a causal relationship between economic growth and productivity slowdown, and unaffordable housing and traffic congestion in some of 0 Comments
28
Jun
Remote Work Is the New Signing Bonus
After almost a year and a half of working from home, many white-collar employees say they are not willing to return to corporate offices full-time. Even whispers of returning have been enough to send some professionals searching for an exit—and plenty of bosses are welcoming them to new jobs with 0 Comments
10
Jun
To CBD or not to CBD? COVID’s question for the future of Melbourne
Behind the daily discussion of lockdowns, vaccines and quarantine, the pandemic has sparked a quiet but intense battle over the future of Melbourne. The central city has been hammered, with closed borders, home-working, online shopping and a wariness of public transport, robbing it of the people that made it the 0 Comments
31
May
11 ways cities will change from Covid-19
The last 12 months have been a time of great disruption for our cities  While some places can operate as close to ‘normal’ as possible, the majority of cities continue to struggle with the devastating consequences of an unparalleled public health emergency. Loss of life. Industries shut down. Housing crisis. 0 Comments
25
May
Urbnsurf plans suburban Sydney surf park
Urbnsurf has lodged long-awaited plans for a second wave pool and surf park, this time in Sydney. The project, which qualifies as a State Significant Development (SSD), will cost between $40 million and $60 million and will be built atop a 37,000sq m car park just north of Sydney Olympic 0 Comments