NRAS: Optimise your submission

National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) Round 5 is open for submissions — LAST ROUND NRAS commenced in 2008 and aims to address the shortage of affordable rental housing in both Greenfield and infill developments across Australia. Under NRAS, successful applicants will be eligible to receive an incentive for each approved rental dwelling. In round five, […]

Activity Centres and out of centre development

Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission (2013) WASAT 66 On 9 May 2013 the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) published its decision in Goldrange Pty Ltd and Greenpark Asset Pty Ltd v Western Australian Planning Commission(2013) WASAT 66 wherein it approved the addition of two discretionary uses (large format […]

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 […]

Property Council of Australia – Planning Breakfast

Gary Prattley from Gary N Prattley Consulting in collaboration with MacroPlan presented at the Property Council of Australia’s May Planning Breakfast. Key topics covered in the presentation included: Overview of the draft Metropolitan Strategy Areas of concern and areas for further refinement Implementation and challenges Download the full presentation here. Should you require assistance in […]

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 […]