Are governments helping or hindering development?

Governments in Australia have struggled with the planning and regulation of major cities, particularly over the last 30 years. Of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, four of them are in Australia. That’s a fantastic claim to fame.  Unfortunately, we also hold the title for having four of the world’s most expensive […]

Could Broadmeadows be the next big city of Melbourne?

My first week at MacroPlan as General Manager and I read with interest the Victorian Government has grand plans for Arden, Latrobe and Monash.  The surprise package however is Broadmeadows.  Anyone who doesn’t know this place, here are some interesting facts: Is the birthplace of Millionaire Hot Seat and Collingwood president Eddie McGuire, Is located […]

Thank you for supporting Orange Sky!

MacroPlan and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) recently entered into a charitable partnership with Aussie charity Orange Sky. Orange Sky started in late 2014 washing and drying clothes for the homeless. Now they have 11 mobile laundry vans, 3 dedicated shower vans and over 800 volunteers making positive connections with people who are doing […]

May message from Michael Tilt, CEO

May has been another big month for us and, this time, the focus has been on our people. First up, we welcome back to MacroPlan, Somma Sourivong as the new General Manager of Victoria.  With nearly 20 years’ experience in the planning and property advisory sector, Somma rejoins MacroPlan from his most recent position as […]

PIA Congress 2017: That’s a wrap

The annual PIA Congress was held in the newly opened ICC Sydney, the perfect location to gather planners from across the nation, showing off views of the iconic Darling Harbour. The three days of congress began with tours across the city, from Barangaroo to Western Sydney. A great way to frame how development is shaping […]