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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. […]

CEO’s update – May

With over a third of the year already behind us, 2013 is shaping up to be a fascinating period for the Australian property industry. At MacroPlan we relish the positive shift in the market, particularly with the preparation of major new metropolitan and regional strategies as well as the launch of major city defining projects.  […]

MacroPlan draws crowds to Chinchilla

Community leaders, developers, residents and mining representatives were amongst the many attendees who flocked to Chinchilla’s Heeney Street RSL last week to hear the latest on the Surat Basin’s flourishing resource industry. MacroPlan’s Chairman Brian Haratsis highlighted the impacts this thriving sector will have on the region’s residential housing stocks and discussed the future challenges […]

Designing communities around better health

Health Matters: Victorian Healthcare Association Issue 1 [May 2013] During the 20th century, unbelievable advances were made in medical science, enabling our society to dramatically reduce — and in many cases eradicate — diseases that had plagued humankind for centuries, dramatically increasing life expectancy around the world. There will be similar changes in the 21st century, with increased life spans and consumption-led lifestyles combining to bring […]

Economy adds to housing squeeze

Katie Lee from The Weekend West writes: WAs economy continues to grow faster than other States, including a population increasing by an average of 1000 people per week, according to a recent report released by Otan Property Funds Management, which highlights the increasing pressure the growth is placing on rentals and house sales.  Otan Property Funds Management recently commissioned research into the effects of the State’s thriving economy […]

Property developers expect growth in density

Samantha Hutchinson from the Australian Financial Review writes: Two of Australia’s biggest listed developers will dedicate more resources to building townhouses, apartments and attached homes as the population’s housing preferences change. Jason Anderson, Chief Economist for property consultancy MacroPlan, provided comments for this article to the Australian Financial Review regarding: Growth in national detached housing […]

Councils not prepared for ageing downsizers

Stephen Nicholls from the Sydney Morning Herald writes: Research has identified 20 ageing ”hot spots” in need of more apartments for downsizers. Umina Beach on the central coast tops the list: 33 per cent of residents are aged over 55. Mosman is next at 29 per cent. ”I think really people who downsize do want […]