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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, […]

Using technology for your next development site search

Using technology for your next development site search

At Blockbrief we spend our working days focused on knocking down the barriers that once made real estate information – as critical as what can be developed on a property – inaccessible. ePlanning is the provision of online planning information and services. I don’t like the term or the need […]

Property Development In Smart Cities

Property Development In Smart Cities

Technology is critical in a modern city. Not simply because tech brings investment and employment, but because successful cities have always thrived on the disruption new technology brings. A “smart city” is one that utilises the advances of modern technology to transform its infrastructure and make better use of energy, […]

Greater Sydney Commission Unveils Plans for 792000 homes in the Next 20 Years

Greater Sydney Commission Unveils Plans for 792000 homes in the Next 20 Years

The Greater Sydney Commission has released their draft District Plans for six districts in the Greater Sydney area. They also released a draft amendment to the Greater Sydney Region Plan entitled “Towards our Greater Sydney 2056”, which is a 40-year plan to grow Greater Sydney. The GSC released the potentially landmark draft reform […]

Sustainable Development of Sydney Olympic Park

Sustainable Development of Sydney Olympic Park

In 2010, the Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030 was approved, which sets the blueprint for its sustainable development as a vibrant suburb.  The purpose of the Master Plan is to: provide a comprehensive approach to the land’s long term development ensure the Park continues to evolve into an active and […]

Approved Planning Proposal to Inject $291 Million in Western Sydney

Approved Planning Proposal to Inject $291 Million in Western Sydney

A planning proposal in Western Sydney has been approved to build a 43-storey building at the corner of 116 Macquarie Street and 7 Charles Street in Parramatta.  It will be one of Parramatta’s tallest buildings and will include apartments, offices and shops. In addition to injecting $291M into the local economy, this […]

Hillarys Mixed Use Rezoning to Yield 704 Dwellings and 2,448 Jobs

Hillarys Mixed Use Rezoning to Yield 704 Dwellings and 2,448 Jobs

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The Whiteford City Shopping Centre rezoning amends the Town Planning Scheme by zoning and rezoning 13 lots that constitute the Whitford Activity Centre to Centre and removing the residential density code of R20 from the lots. The rezoning […]

Rezoning Proposal to Yield 840 Dwellings & 1,000 Jobs

Rezoning Proposal to Yield 840 Dwellings & 1,000 Jobs

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in August of the rezoning information provided below.   The mixed use rezoning proposal in Middleton Grange if adopted can yield 840 dwellings and 1,000 jobs.  The proposal seeks to rezone a 7.9 hectare parcel of land at 60 to 80 Southern Cross Avenue and 45 to […]