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The real state of Australian Retailing

Shopping Centre News Tony Dimasi Vol 32, Number 1, 2014 – 2014 Big Guns It’s a few years now from the beginning of the GFC.  Retail across the globe has been battered but in Australia, although many retailers have been doing it tough, conditions are not as bad as elsewhere.   Tony Dimasi looks at the […]

Broadwater Marine Project

In 2013, the Queensland State Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning invited proposals for the Broadwater Marine Project. MacroPlan was engaged to assist in preparation of a detailed proposal for ASF Consortium Pty Ltd. The Queensland Deputy Premier announced ASF Consortium as submitting a design that demonstrated a cruise ship terminal for the Broadwater […]

Bernie Brookes

Space considerations at forefront of Myer minds – MacroPlan in the press

Australian Financial Review Robert Harley Thursday, 27 March 2014 Myer’s lease negotiations are very different to those in the past, said chief executive, Bernie Brookes. “The discussion starts with the assumption that we don’t need that space,” he told a Sydney forum organised by global fund manager, TIAA Henderson Real Estate. Myer has handed back space, […]

David Brown's article

Victoria to sell surplus train station land in Melbourne – MacroPlan in the press

Australian Financial Review Larry Schlesinger Tuesday, 18 March 2014 The Victorian government plans to sell surplus land around 10 Melbourne suburban train stations to private sector property developers, generating $1 billion in new investment for the state over the next three to five years. Please click here to download the full Australian Financial Review article. Victorian […]

JA Article Retail 200314

Supermarkets in inner cities

Australian Financial Review Michael Bleby Friday, 14 March 2014 As more and more people move into the apartments and townhouses that are springing up in established areas, grocery chains are fighting tooth and nail to be the supermarkets closest to them. Please click here to download the full Australian Financial Review article. POPULATION GROWTH The […]

Panel appointed to oversee new Sunbury Shire boundaries and asset redistribution

Sunbury Leader Barry Kennedy Friday, 21 February 2014 SUNBURY  residents will vote for their new councillors in 2016, Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell says. Planning for the new Sunbury Shire has ramped up with a three-person panel appointed to make recommendations to the government on the boundaries and asset redistribution of Victoria’s newest council area. […]

Stand-alone housing perks up

Stand-alone house approvals jump 10% in a year – MacroPlan in the press

Australian Financial Review Michael Bleby Tuesday, 4 February 2014 A 10 per cent jump in approvals of detached houses in the last calendar year shows that growth is returning to house building after a subdued decade. Stand-alone houses, not apartments, account for about two-thirds of total housing approvals and are a crucial indicator of underlying market […]