Daily Blockbrief – 7 March 2013

06/03/2013 11:01 pm

BLOCKBRIEF - 7 March, 2013

New Planning Zones For Victoria

Top Stories

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced the final details on the reform of Victoria’s residential planning zones more

The federal government is set to announce a $40 billion boost to the development sector with the launch of another 10,000 incentives under its National Rental Affordability Scheme, designed to boost the construction of affordable rental housing more

Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has announced another 60,000 blocks of land within Melbourne’s growth boundary will be released to the market before the end of 2014 more

A recent study by the RAND Corp. finds that changes to zoning in Los Angeles were associated with a reduction in crime in surrounding neighborhoods, the bulk of which added housing to blocks that had retail or other commercial uses more

The number of people worldwide with assets of $US30 million or more increased by 5 per cent in 2012 and will increase by another 50 per cent in the next decade, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report more

Start-up property management website Housl has secured the head of Australia’s biggest online real estate company, REA Group, as an investor more


Property Development

Big Response Likely To $40bn Rental Boost

Singapore Property Developers Are Starting To Pack Up & Go Abroad

Sunland To Embark On $700M Residential Project

Developers Want More Land On Urban Fringe



Melbourne Council Opposes Plan For Tallest Building

Details Of New Planning Zones Finalised

ICAC 'Must Investigate' Mt Barker Zoning

Ombudsman Slams Development 'Conflict Of Interest'

Congestion Zoning


Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - AMP Capital Looks Offshore For Gains

WSJ - Zoning Changes Take Bite Out Of Crime, Study Says

Property Observer - Big Banks Profits In A Class Of Their Own: RBA

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Take Our Money...please

Inman - Builders: Don't Forget Realtors Brought You To The Dance

The Real Deal - Planning For The Worst

MarketWatch - China's Top Real Estate CEO See Housing Bubble

Source - Developing Australia's Regional Towns