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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 […]

NSW Planning System Amendments To Make The Planning System Better for Business

NSW Planning System Amendments To Make The Planning System Better for Business

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has amended the Standard Instrument for Local Environment Plans and two State Environmental Planning Policing to simplify the planning system and increase consistency state-wide.  These changes are intended to increase local economic activity, such as job growth and attracting investors, by creating more […]

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 […]

Zoning Changes 29 January 2016

Zoning Changes 29 January 2016

This post was prepared by Matthew Player, Blockbrief Founder Below is a selection of some of the most significant rezonings  around Australia adopted in week end 22 January 2016. NSW Rezoning at Anderson Road Glenning Valley Wyong Local Environmental Plan 2013 (Amendment No 18) (Adopted) The amendment rezones land currently […]

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 […]

Zoning Changes 22 January 2016

Zoning Changes 22 January 2016

This post was prepared by Matthew Player, Blockbrief Founder Below is a selection of some of the most significant rezonings  around Australia adopted in week end 22 January 2016. NSW Bankstown: North West Local Area Amendment Yields 2363 Dwellings and 6000 Jobs Bankstown Local Environmental Plan 2015 (Amendment No 3) […]

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 […]

Malcolm Turnbull appoints Jamie Briggs Minister for Cities

Malcolm Turnbull appoints Jamie Briggs Minister for Cities

Cabinet reshuffle: Malcolm Turnbull appoints Jamie Briggs Minister for Cities to “21st Century Government” Australia is one of the most urbanised populations in the world, concentrated in five major cities situated on the coastline. Unlike the US and Europe, we have very few medium sized cities. “Liveable cities, efficient productive […]