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World’s Tallest Timber Office Building to be Built in Brisbane

World’s Tallest Timber Office Building to be Built in Brisbane

In 2018 Brisbane will be home to the world’s tallest engineered timber office building.   Taller wooden buildings exist but Lendlease’s 25 King, now underway at the $2.9B RNA Showgrounds redevelopment site, is touted as the tallest engineered-timber office tower on Earth. “25 King is set to become the tallest […]

3D Model Shows Melbourne’s Development Activity Future

3D Model Shows Melbourne’s Development Activity Future

Online 3D Model reveals how Melbourne’s skyline will look in the future     The future of central Melbourne can now be viewed online with a 3D model. The model presents a visual representation of buildings currently built, under construction, approved and under application. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle described the […]

Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027: Outlines $1B Investment to Provide for 5,000 Homes and 600 Jobs Per Year

Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027: Outlines $1B Investment to Provide for 5,000 Homes and 600 Jobs Per Year

The Queensland Government is investing $1.8B to build over 5,000 New Homes The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum. It redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing […]

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, May 2017

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, May 2017

Blockbrief’s Rezoning Adoption Data showed that there was 64 rezoning instrument adoptions across Australia in May 2017 providing additional capacity for up to 7,808 dwelling units and development projects to generate 2,686 jobs nationally. This capacity can potentially be realised after development applications/planning permits and buildings applications are approved for […]

Major Bankstown Town Centres Rezoning Proposal to Provide Over 14,000 Dwellings

Major Bankstown Town Centres Rezoning Proposal to Provide Over 14,000 Dwellings

Canterbury-Bankstown Council is in the draft stages of a rezoning of Bankstown Town Centres to provide for up 14,831 dwellings.   This rezoning is the result of the North Central, North East, South East and South West Local Area Plans. The proposal seeks to amend Bankstown LEP 2015 in relation […]

Docklands: City of Melbourne to Put Harbour Town Back on the Map

Docklands: City of Melbourne to Put Harbour Town Back on the Map

City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Planning Minister Richard Wynne visited Harbour Town last week to announce a $150 million redevelopment to put Harbour Town back on the map. An eight-screen Hoyts cinema will be built mid-2018 and Docklands’ first full-line Woolworths supermarket will arrive mid-2019. The redevelopment […]

Stamp Duty New South Wales: Now Highest Taxing State for Foreigners Buying Residential Property

Stamp Duty New South Wales: Now Highest Taxing State for Foreigners Buying Residential Property

New South Wales, announced a series of measure aimed at improving housing affordability, is now the highest taxing state for foreign investors in residential property. The foreign investor stamp duty surcharge is doubling to 8% from 4%, with land tax increased to 2% from 0.75%.   According to Business Insider, […]

Picton George IV Inn sells for $3.125 million

Picton George IV Inn sells for $3.125 million

PICTON’S historic George IV Inn has been sold after fetching $3.125 million at auction in Sydney this yesterday. The inn has been closed since last June when floods extensively damaged the hotel. According to the Illawarra Mercury, the insurance company Assetinsure’s decision to deny the pub’s claim in January forced owner Patrick Moloney to sell the beloved venue. The […]

Western Australia’s Sorrento Home Wins Housing Industry Association Home of the Year

Western Australia’s Sorrento Home Wins Housing Industry Association Home of the Year

Over the weekend,  top building and design awards announced Spadaccini Homes won both Home of the Year – the highest accolade at the awards, considered the ‘best of the best’ of all winners – and also the Australian Custom Built Home award for its home on Seaward Loop, Sorrento. The five-bedroom, […]

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, April 2017

Rezoning Adoptions, Australia, April 2017

Blockbrief’s Rezoning Adoption Data showed that there were 34 rezoning instrument adoptions across Australia in April 2017 providing additional capacity for up to 2,783 dwelling units and development projects to generate 1,243 jobs, nationally. This capacity can potentially be realised after development applications/ planning permits and building applications are approved for […]