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Victoria’s infrastructure agenda

A MacroPlan report adds to the political rethink of Melbourne’s East-West Link roll out. The report highlights the growing reliance on Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge indicating that its closure for one year would cost the state a mass $8 billion. Nick Toscano and Laura Little from Wyndham Weekly write: MELBOURNE’S growing reliance on the West Gate […]

Beenleigh Town Centre – RDA Funding

After two unsuccessful attempts to obtain Regional Development Australia Funding (RDAF), Logan City Council has finally received $3 million to spend on local business and the community. Funding will go towards the Beenleigh Masterplan which MacroPlan applied a detailed cost benefit analysis to align with the RDAF selection criteria. The redevelopment is expected to create […]

First home beyond reach

Greg Brown from the Australian writes: THE dream of buying a home for the first time is slipping away in NSW and Queensland. Buyer numbers plummeted 44 per cent in NSW in the year to June and hit an all-time low in Queensland. In Western Australia, new buyers soared to 19,946 — the second highest […]

NRAS: Optimise your submission

National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) Round 5 is open for submissions — LAST ROUND NRAS commenced in 2008 and aims to address the shortage of affordable rental housing in both Greenfield and infill developments across Australia. Under NRAS, successful applicants will be eligible to receive an incentive for each approved rental dwelling. In round five, […]

Activity Centres and out of centre development

Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission (2013) WASAT 66 On 9 May 2013 the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) published its decision in Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission(2013) WASAT 66 wherein it approved the addition of two discretionary uses (large format […]

MacroPlan’s new-look website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website.  Along with a new look we have made major improvements to the design and navigation functions to make it easier to find the information you need.  To ensure you get the most out of the new website we have listed a few of […]


Extended recovery in Sydney’s construction sector

Jason Anderson, Chief Economist Sydney’s construction sector has entered an extended recovery period. Activity has been weak since 2003, due to a slump in demand for new housing. A weak state economy has limited the growth in business activity and government revenues, which are reflected in the static levels of non-residential building and civil works. […]