Housing demand strong in the west…

Stuart McKnight, General Manager for Western Australia writes: The strength of housing demand in Western Australia has taken the industry by surprise, with a 34 per cent year-on-year increase in dwelling commencements in the State.  Western Australia’s Planning Minister John Day launched the Housing Industry Forecasting Group’s outlook for the dwelling construction industry in the […]

Generational Evolution: By Tony Dimasi

This article was written by Tony Dimasi for the AMP Capital Shopping Centres New Consumer Paradigm Report Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z, Millennials, Digital Natives, Generation Alpha – what on earth does it all mean? And more to the point – what does it matter? If you are a retailer, service provider or […]


Wollongong Entertainment Centre could inject more than $12 million annually into local economy

Ben Langford from the Illawarra Mercury, writes: The economic case for a convention centre in Wollongong is strong, with research predicting it could inject more than $12 million annually into the local economy. Market research conducted last year, and obtained by the Mercury, indicates a fully fledged convention venue would attract at least 80 extra […]

Have you made your submission to Plan Melbourne yet?

The Victorian State Government has released the Consultation Draft of Plan Melbourne, Melbourne’s new Metropolitan Planning Strategy.  Executive Chairman of MacroPlan, Brian Haratsis is a member of the Planning Minister’s Advisory Committee who was responsible for the preparation of the Strategy.  Brian was the only economist amongst the group and has played a key role in […]

Regional Growth Plans – Expanding Horizons Lunch with MacroPlan’s Executive Chairman Brian Haratsis

Join us at the UDIA’s Northern Victoria Chapter Lunch on Friday, 15 November at The Capital with key note speaker Brian Haratsis. The new “Plan Melbourne” aims to decentralise growth to regional areas.  How does this region tie into the new government vision for population growth in Victoria?  What are the likely effects of changing […]

‘Generational Evolution’ – Tony Dimasi recommends – ‘Understand your audience!’

Tony Dimasi discusses ‘Generational Evolution’ in his article for the AMP Capital Shopping Centres ‘NEW CONSUMER PARADIGM’ Report. Understand your audience – Tony Dimasi, retail research expert, recommends an understanding of generational cohorts to help build a better and stronger business although this is no magic bullet. For example, Gen Ys love Mexican food and are also […]

Government chips in for City Mall project

Liz McDonald from The Press, writes: Christchurch’s hotly disputed City Mall block looks likely to be developed by individual landowners, with the Government chipping in to tie everything together. The year-long battle over the land, between the Bridge of Remembrance and Ballantynes, became a stalemate when developers failed to secure enough land to build their […]

MacroPlan’s Tony Dimasi contributes to the latest AMP Capital Recommended Retail Practice Report

Latest AMP Capital Shopping Centres Recommended Retail Practice Report reveals evolving retail landscape New study uncovers the structural shifts influencing and shaping Australian retail and how the industry can respond The retail market is showing signs of recovery amid changing customer behaviour, giving retailers some hope of respite from the tough conditions of the past […]

Squire Sanders Event – Sporting Clubs: Strategic Development

The Squire Sanders inaugural seminar on this subject provoked intense discussion and debate around the sporting industry. Where to Now? Squire Sanders are hosting a follow up event on Tuesday, 19 November at the Squire Sanders Perth Office to consider what makes a sporting club successful, including consideration of project development, contract renewal and effective […]