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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 […]



In an effort to streamline the development approvals process for residential, as well as smaller commercial or industrial development, the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 has been expanded. If you’re interested to know whether your development can be approved as ‘exempt or complying development’, please contact the planning team at […]

IPD market results update with MacroPlan’s Chief Economist Jason Anderson

Outlook for asset markets: growth versus yield This is the second briefing in a series of four being held across Australia. Anthony De Francesco, Executive Director and Head of Australia & New Zealand, IPD, will be presenting the Q4 results followed by a guest speaker and panel discussion with leading industry experts. Agenda Moderator:  Angela Ashton, Consultant Speakers: Anthony De Francesco – Executive Director […]


Affordable housing inquiry has wide-ranging remit

Prepared by Stuart McKnight, General Manager for Western Australia: THE Senate Economics References Committee has commenced an inquiry into affordable housing that has a wide-ranging terms of reference relevant to developers, builders, not-for-profit organisations, aged care providers and property investors. Issues to be investigated include land supply, home ownership, property investment, taxation, negative gearing, National Rental […]

Buyers rush for newly built homes

The Australian Greg Brown Saturday, 11 January 2014 THE spike in residential construction last year was supported by a surge of buyers snapping up newly built homes and sales were up by 29 per cent in the year to November. The heat in the market at the end of the year also paid off for […]