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Incentives needed to lure back retailers – MacroPlan Dimasi in the press

Liz McDonald from The Press NZ writes: Central Christchurch needs financial incentives to entice back shops, and more action to attract residents, international consultants say. In a report on rebuilding the city’s central retail precinct, Australian consultants MacroPlan Dimasi called for “a new city centre which will leave the past behind”. The report was commissioned […]

Adelaide needs more retirement villages – MacroPlan in the press

Written by APP and published by Perth Now: MORE retirement accommodation is needed in Adelaide’s inner suburbs to allow seniors to downsize but stay in their communities, the retirement industry’s peak body says. Property advisory group MacroPlan analysed census data to determine where Adelaide’s population of seniors was increasing fastest. The Retirement Living Council says the […]

Report on rates is due – MacroPlan in the press

Andrew Brookes from Sunraysia Daily writes: MILDURA Rural City Council will receive a preliminary report from the independent consultants reviewing its rating system within days. The report will make recommendations based on more than 100 community consultations conducted across the municipality recently about how rates should be calculated. Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) corporate general […]

Planning for an Ageing Australian Workforce

Patricia Docherty, Senior Planning Consultant- NSW In 2012, there was roughly, one centenarian for every 100 babies. By 2060, it is estimated that there will be 25 such centenarians – Australian Productivity Commission, 2013  Planning policy, must stop restrictive allocations of traditional ‘employment lands’ and address how we live and access employment into older age, […]

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QLD State of Play

Joel Taylor: General Manager, QLD and NT Now in my second year as a Queenslander, I’m gaining more and more enthusiasm for the opportunities presented by one of Australia’s fastest growing States. Beyond the data (and a strange game where they throw the football around instead of kicking it), Queensland has presented the office with […]

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Improved growth outlook for shopping centres?

Ellis Davies, MacroPlan’s Manager – Retail, reviews the September 2013 MacroPlan Shopping Centre Benchmarks and considers the outlook for shopping centres. Over recent years it is clear that trading conditions for shopping centres have been challenging. While Australia’s economy has remained relatively strong since the GFC, consumers have been overly cautious and have been saving […]

2014 outlook: It’s a small world, after all

Written by Jason Anderson, Chief Economist – MacroPlan In macroeconomics, an assumption of the ‘small open economy’ is often used. The basis of this assumption is that being small and open, the economy operates as a reflection of economic conditions in the rest of the world. For Australia, floating of the currency and deregulation of […]