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Ahead of Schedule for Sydney’s Home Sites Program

Ahead of Schedule for Sydney’s Home Sites Program

In 2015, the New South Wales government launched the Home Sites Program, in which 10,000 new home sites in Sydney will be released by the government over the next four years.  The program was launched in order to provide a more affordable housing supply that will support the booming city’s […]

McKenzie Hill Residential Rezoning to Yield 125 Lots

McKenzie Hill Residential Rezoning to Yield 125 Lots

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in July of the rezoning information provided below.   Mount Alexander Residential Rezoning 94 Bulkeleys Road, McKenzkie Hills has been rezoned from a Rural Living Zone to General Residential Zone.  The amendment inserts the Vegetation Protection Overlay VPO in the planning scheme and also inserts a new Schedule […]

Residential Rezoning in Victoria to Yield 464 Lots

Residential Rezoning in Victoria to Yield 464 Lots

*Blockbrief members were notified immediately in July of the rezoning information provided below.   St Leonards Residential Rezoning  321 – 399 Ibbotson Street, St Leonards has been rezoned from Farming Zone to General Residential Zone Schedule 1.  In addition, associated Planning Permit Application 970 proposes to allow a staged multi lot residential […]

Queensland Targets Moreton Bay as Next Priority Development Area

Queensland Targets Moreton Bay as Next Priority Development Area

The Queensland Government declared Moreton Bay as the next priority development area.  The area will be transformed into a world class into a world-class knowledge precinct, which will support more than 6,000 jobs. Over the next 20 years, this prime piece of land will be transformed into a vibrant urban community, […]

Blockbrief Report: The Central Sydney Planning Strategy Planning Proposal

Blockbrief Report: The Central Sydney Planning Strategy Planning Proposal

This month the City of Sydney Council announced the Central Sydney Planning Strategy. Heralded as the most comprehensive urban planning strategy for the Sydney CBD in 45 years, the Council has identified opportunities to unlock up to 2.9 million square metres of additional floor space for retail, hotel, cultural and […]

Plans for New World’s Tallest Tower: The Tower Dubai

Plans for New World’s Tallest Tower: The Tower Dubai

  As of the year 2020, the Tower Dubai (part of the Dubai Creek Harbor development), may be the world’s tallest tower.  The Tower’s exact height has not yet been released, however it has been confirmed that it will be taller than Burj Khalifa.  Notably, whether the tower will be […]

Net Operating Income Indicates Value, but Know Your Property’s Zoning

Net Operating Income Indicates Value, but Know Your Property’s Zoning

This post was prepared by Sara Player, Blockbrief In-house Counsel Net Operating Income Net Operating Income (NOI) is used to analyze real estate investments that produce income.  It is the annual income generated by an income-producing property after taking into account all income collected from operations, and deducting expenses incurred […]

Dwelling Approvals Down, Yet Also Up?

Dwelling Approvals Down, Yet Also Up?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)  has reported that Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 0.1 per cent in December 2015, in trend terms, and has fallen for eight consecutive months. However, CoreLogic’s Cameron Kusher  highlighted that Following a -12.4% monthly fall in dwelling approvals in November, approvals rose […]

Lakemba Before and After

Plan To Develop Up To 36,000 Units Along South-west Corridor

Planning Minister Rob Stokes this week revealed a new vision for the town centres around the 11 stations on the Sydenham to Bankstown rail line. The vision looks at opportunities to revitalise areas around these stations with new homes, community facilities, shops and businesses and capitalise on the future Sydney Metro […]

Tasmanian planning system changes pass lower house

Tasmanian planning system changes pass lower house

A bill to enact a Tasmania-wide planning scheme has passed by the Parliament’s lower house after after a long debate. The State Government’s bill to replace more than 30 separate schemes with a single planning framework has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle, after long debate. The bill cleared on party lines […]