Daily Blockbrief – 13 December 2012

12/12/2012 9:24 pm


BLOCKBRIEF - 13 December, 2012

Sydney Trams Make A Comeback

Top Stories

TRAMS will become a major part of Sydney's commute again, the O'Farrell government will announce in its long-awaited final transport plan for the state more

BB Retail Capital, owned by entrepreneur Brett Blundy, is looking to buy a stake in GPT Group’s Queensland homemaker centres which are valued at about $200 million more

Major trade exhibitors have expressed concern at the configuration of the proposed Exhibition Centre in the new $1 billion Sydney International Convention Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct more

Australian hospitality heavyweight Toga Group is planning to form a joint venture with the Singapore listed Far East Orchard to develop, buy and manage hotels in Australia and New Zealand more

 

Property Development

Toga To Partner Far East Orchard In Hotel Push

Lend Lease's $160M Jackpot

Giants In Battle For $1B Precinct

 

Planning

Newcastle Civic Centre Progress Approved

City Eyesores To Be Torn Down

Council Rejects Bikie Clubhouse Plans

Cairns Council To Vote On City Place Options

West Ryde Urban Village Update

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Byron Bid To Ban Home Rental To Tourists

WSJ - Building Fuels Inland Boom

SMH - Former Minister Blasts Darling Harbour Revamp

Property Observer - Former CEO Of Collapsed Compass Hotel Group Pleads Guilty To ASIC Charges

The Australian - Property Prices Set To Rise

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Lend Lease To Lead Sydney CBD Facelift

Inman - Social Profile Aggregators Aren't Social

Source: Australian Commercial Retrofits To Almost Double By 2020

 

Opinion

IMF: HK At Risk From House Bubble

Mark Armstrong: Where Melbourne Property Investors Should Look To Maximise Capital Growth In 2013