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Property Council of Australia – Put independent experts in charge of development decisions

The Property Council of Australia is calling for development decisions to be made by independent experts. Property Council of Australia – Put independent experts in charge of development decisions.

China watch – Harry Triguboff says Chinese buyers back in market in 2012

Harry Triguboff predicts that Chinese buyers will be back in Sydney Town in 2012. China watch – Harry Triguboff says Chinese buyers back in Sydney market in January: Gottliebsen. Bring on the Year of the Dragon!

Have your say on Joint Regional Planning Panels

The public is being invited to comment on proposed changes to the operations of Joint Regional Planning Panels. The amended operational procedures, code of conduct and a complaints handling policy are on exhibition until Friday 9 March, enabling the public to comment on the determination process adopted by panels, meeting […]

Electronic Housing Code Pilot Project Expanded

The Electronic Housing Code (EHC) will be expanded to include an additional 11 local councils over the next two years, doubling the number involved.  The EHC allows builders, homeowners and renovators to prepare, lodge and monitor complying development applications online, receiving fast-tracked approvals in as little as 10 days. The […]

Residential – What 2012 has in store for Australia’s property markets

  Real estate expert gives his views on the property market outlook for 2012 Residential – What 2012 has in store for Australia’s property markets. A lot positive talk is coming from the various Australian real estate experts. Fingers crossed.

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

“One of the country’s [Australia’s] more colourful property players .” Carolyn Cummins (SMH) Listed by Forbes as Australia’s 19th Richest Person, with an estimated wealth of $880 million Lang Walker is one Australia’s biggest property developers. In the late 1960’s A & L Walker Pty Limited was established in NSW […]

Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

The NSW State Governments move to bypass councils and rezone sites nominated by developers as being potentially suitable for the construction of residential dwellings has received conflicting appraisals from stakeholders involved after the Sydney Morning Herald released its article yesterday ‘Rezoning blitz in push for new housing’. As reported today […]

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

  Reports serviced yesterday on the NSW Governments so-called plan to “bypass” councils and rezone sites nominated by developers for thousands of new lots to provide the housing that Sydney is desperate for. Blockbrief has the  all the details. Last November the government invited developers with land over 100 hectares […]

Wilson & Tarbey: 2011 Was A Bad Year, We’ll See A Brighter 2012

Wilson & Tarbey: 2011 Was A Bad Year, We’ll See A Brighter 2012

  During an interview with Robert Harley, from Financial Review TV, Andrew Wilson, senior economist with APM and Charles Tarbey, Century 21 Australia Chairman the results of 2011 and the outlook for real estate in 2012 were discussed. Wilson agreed that 2011 was a bad year for house prices, but […]

Sydney Development Activity: Quarter 1 2011-12

Sydney Development Activity: Quarter 1 2011-12

Development Indicators The average net time to determine development (DA) year to date (end Q1) was 51.9 days. 95% of applications (DAs and modifications to existing consents) in Q1 approved. The number of DAs lodged in Q1 was 556 (2010-11: 616) Number & value of applications determined in Quarter 1 […]