April - Enews

April E-News

Message from the CEO It feels like the coming month is all about being on the move. While our Chairman, Brian Haratsis and I take to the skies and travel around the country, there are also a number of major national and international conferences focusing on the dynamic theme of transportation. First ‘cab off the rank’ […]

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April Message from Michael Tilt, CEO

It feels like the coming month is all about being on the move. While our Chairman, Brian Haratsis and I take to the skies and travel around the country, there are also a number of major national and international conferences focusing on the dynamic theme of transportation. First ‘cab off the rank’ is the Australian […]

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Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade for Brisbane City

As the capital of the Sunshine State Brisbane is blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round.  Add to this, massive growth in Brisbane’s CBD, brought on by major developments across the city, will almost completely transform and modernise the Queensland capital by 2022. Given the scale of the approved, proposed and projects already under […]

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‘Fast Five’ with Dino Raftopulos, Project Manager

Dino is a highly proficient project manager with a significant breadth of experience in the property and construction industry. Having worked for a tier 1 contractor in Leighton Contractors (CPB) and also corporate real estate consultancy ‘JLL Corporate Solutions, Dino can confidently deliver technical projects from business case development, through to completion. His attention to […]

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We need a land futures market: Brian Haratsis on how to cut lot prices – MacroPlan in the Press

The Australian Financial Review April 25, 2018 Brian Haratsis Land prices in Sydney and Melbourne are 30 per cent higher than they should be, driven by zoning and planning regulatory frameworks which create monopolistic outcomes, state government taxes and levies, inefficient infrastructure investment and historically high levels of dwelling demand. Recent reports have suggested that the […]

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March E-News

Message from the CEO Contrary to national folklore, the typical Aussie is more likely to be a city dweller than a person from the bush. We are one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with the great majority of us living in a mere handful of cities. For our biggest urban hubs, this […]

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New runway to generate $5 billion in annual economic benefit

In SEQ, several multi-billion dollar projects are underway which when considered together simply redefine and modernize the region. One of the biggest agents of change is happening at the city’s aviation gateway.  Australia’s largest aviation construction project is approaching its finals stages of delivery and that is Brisbane’s second runway. In 2020 after eight years […]

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Planning reforms to unlock $360 million

Planning has a direct impact on economic activity and on housing affordability across Australia. On average, more than $100 billion of construction activity (excluding mining) passes through the planning system each year. MacroPlan recently undertook state-by-state research for the Property Council of Australia’s Residential Development Council (RDC) to assess the practice of state agency referrals […]